ANGELMAKING AND BARRICADES, 1998
San Francisco, California

Performance Installation

I build up a wall around me by piling up sandwich bags filled with flour. Within this sheltered space I scatter flour and then lie down to create an 'angel'.
Around the space different forms of wood - from trunks, to driftwood, to burnt stumps, to charcoal and ashes- are dispersed. Everything is in a state of instability and change. But through the slow patient labors of the micro, the domestic realm, a kind of virtual protection is created, within which one might find a moment of abandon.

The performance and installation were created for Angels and Aliens, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.