Interior Margins | Lumber Room
Curated by Sarah Meigs, Lumber Room founder and Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery Reed College

Open November 12, 2011 — January 30, 2012
11am — 6pm | Thursday Friday Saturday

Lumber Room 914 NW 9th Avenue Portland Oregon USA 97209

Loose, colored sand encased in clear acrylic.
Sand sculptures series, 2010-2011.

Created clear cases for sand. Sand is poured and pound into each case.

The work began with the following concepts: Random/order, chaos/structure, mortality/eternity. Materials were selected to exhibit this balance and coupling.

Readings/Findings which helped in concept and material selection. The science of sand. Platonic solids, XYZ Earth coordinates. Plutarch's etymology on alchemy: Black Earth/Desert Sand. The hour glass representing past/present/future and the capture of time. Stopping and compacting the element of time. Dune. The city, Petra in Jordan. Kids with sand. Folklore: Harvey Sandman (The Sandman), the mythical character who sprinkles magic sand on children at night for good dreams. Albert Einstein's theory of relativity — energy in matter and Man/Nature.

Photos 2, 4, 7-9 by Jeremy Bittermann, 2012
Photos 3, 5 and 6 by Dan Kvitka, 2011