Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, from Material Migrations
Installation views from Peekskill Project 6, Peekskill, New York, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.
Materials: Carpet, hand printed textiles, discarded wood flooring, hardware, existing conditions Dimensions variable
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is inspired by the sight of a domestic wood stove sitting in an empty factory space. The stove has no chimney, and the space above it is empty save for an electric heater mounted to the brick wall. Here found wood flooring materials are interwoven with cut carpets to form a perforated lattice that incorporated the concrete floor upon which they rest into the work.