"Patch-Work" is an installation of drypoint etchings pinned and organized on the wall in relation to a given place. I used nuts and bolts, washers, nails, and screws as templates for the imagery on the plate. These objects, found on the ground in New York City, are vestiges from a city in continual state of demolition and construction. I used the prints to build a space that reflects on the physical space we inhabit but also on the mental space we have to build in order to belong. “Patch-Work” is about home, or what defines where we live. I wanted to underline the relationship between an exterior and an interior space, which becomes a metaphor for our individual lives.

This work was made possible thank to the Lower East Side Keyholder Residency Program in New York. It was exhibited at the Islip Museum in East Islip, New York.

Site specific Installation view Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

Year: 2009

Medium: dry point etchings

Size: size variable (about 12 plates 16”x 20” and smaller)