20x 26x 52in.
European beech, Glass, Collected Corks 2011
The form of this piece references the langstroth beehive design. A construct where the body is created from stacking, interlocking individual trays. Within the construction, wine corks were arranged to form a suspended hive. A corresponding journal is being kept to record the addition and substitution of new corks of nostalgic value. Over the duration of my life I will continue to number, log, and substitute the corks currently within the piece with ones collected from art openings, dinner parties and from my travels. At the end of my life the goal is to be ale to look back on this "Hive" and be reminded of some of the good times I have had and the people that I have shared them with. There is an opening at the top of the Hive that presents an optical illusion when the viewer peers within. The stacked trays of glass and the dark hollow enclosure created by the corks will reflect the viewers eyes top to bottom infinitely.