Monument for the Irresolvable
Felted burlap, paper, plastic, air
Installation approximately 16' x 10' x 4'
This work in progress installation consists of large paper orbs and a felted burlap cloth covering that is constantly expanding. Influenced by the counter-monument movement in Germany, which embodies the ambiguity and difficulty of memorialization, my Monument for the Irresolvable exists in the theory that the surest engagement with memory lies in it's perpetual irresolution. The Sisyphean task of felting the cloth panels as well as the perpetual task of keeping the shrinking paper orbs inflated is a way to physically perform the task of remembering.