Chasse is a term from ballet to refer to a skipping dance step. The sculptural form is the shape of a chasse step drawn out in a three dimensional form.
Walking is a practice of connecting mind and body with place, and in these works, contributes the idea of purposeful inefficiency. What does our body teach us when wearing a different pair of shoes, when walking barefoot, on unfamiliar terrain, when learning a new step, when backtracking, or under pressure not to fall? The simple connective act becomes an opportunity for embodiment.
Part of a solo show at River House Gallery in downtown Toledo, Ohio.