This installation was constructed at the Fine Arts Building of the University of Texas in Arlington. I was given a space that was dry and institutional - a windowless classroom with white walls and faded blue carpet. I was having some difficulty finding a way to address the space until I turned the lights off and discovered daylight creeping in from the edges of the ceiling tiles. Climbing a ladder I popped a tile out and was blinded by light that was pouring from the skylights two stories above. The classroom was a makeshift enclosure to a much larger space at one time. For what educational advantage the space was closed off I am not sure, but I wanted to address the light creeping back into the space. I suspended glass tubes, ranging in height from 5' to 9', from the ceiling to harness the beauty of the daylight and contrast it with the static classroom.
This work represents various directions and mediums I've explored throughout my studies in art.