In physics, “frame dragging” is a term used to describe the distortion of space and time by the gravitational field of a rotating body, pulling space/time alongside it as it spins.
My artistic practice has largely been about the American landscape, its metaphorical implications, and our relationship to it. A kind of personal wanderlust drove the exploration and production of the work. After the birth of my son, I found myself tethered to my home in a way that I had never been before. As a result, my attention and practice have changed. I began to look instead at the place I was spending most of my time, rarely wandering beyond the neighborhood, always pulled back. I made things; Oliver made things; we made things together, pushing and pulling at each other, the objects we were making, and the space in which we found ourselves.
Frame Drag includes the artist book DEER BLIND (2013)
Edition of 500
8-fold book, 5.5x4.25" folded, 11x17" unfolded. 6 pages, 9 photographs printed on a digital press.
The front and back cover depict "trophy walls" of animal photos cut from a daily calendar. The interior pages show a progression of photographs of my son taping over a photograph of a deer, gradually covering the deer up to his antlers, concluding with the taping of the adjacent light switch. The book can be unfolded to reveal the back of the sheet, containing an enlarged image of the deer from the “trophy wall”. The book’s owner may continue the activity by taping or pinning this deer to his or her own wall.