Interlock Land, 2019

Neon, canvas, glass mirror, house paint

Dimensions: 40" x 40" x 6"

Image courtesy of the artist

Madora Frey

Atlanta, Georgia

My sculptural paintings describe an internal geography, one influenced by both the rural, rugged terrain of my youth and the cities I have lived in. Materials with a strong physical presence, such as wood and paint, are paired with those that possess spiritual or even mystical associations, such as mirrors and light. Whether one interprets the work as object, portal, painting, or perhaps “artifact” from the future, the effect is one of visual complexity derived from wonderment. In coupling real with illusory space, the work becomes a metaphor for inhabiting two places at once, without being fully present in either.