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Installations 1997 - 2005
Between 1997 and 2005 I did a series of large scale installations. This body of work continues to have a profound influence on my practice. My MFA thesis exhibition "Cafe Mnemosyne" (cafe of the sacred muses) is my manifesto on art and art making. "How To Improve Your Chess" and "The Drowned Queen's Gambit" further combine arcane and mundane references through gameplay and found/invented histories (photographic and object). Finally "Morbid Anatomy" is a poetic of possible histories taken from the dream/nightmare of personal and/or found imagery/objects.
Regardless of the medium I work in I always like to maintain curatorial control over the way various pieces interact and suggest new meaning. This is the essence of installation.