The Foreign Bodies Series (2003 - present) is a response to the effect of uncontrollable forces, either interior or exterior, on family and friends.
The making of each piece is therapeutic for me, a way to work through feelings of concern and/or anxiety about unknown outcomes.. Illness, for example, is the interior force present in Jack I, Jack II, and Manuela & Nancy; these works represent specific individuals, my father-in-law, my grandmother and a friend, all of whom were diagnosed with cancer.
Some of the Foreign Bodies works are site-specific in that the location and space in which they are placed play a vital role in the meaning of each piece. The forms in Jack II, for instance, are always installed so they cluster around a foreign body on a wall, randomly radiating and spreading outward. As a result, the piece is never presented in the exact same arrangement each time it is exhibited. George is always installed in a corner so that the soft, curvilinear foreign bodies are in sharp contrast to and inhabit the hard-edge, rectilinear line created at the juncture of two walls.