Tensile Transfer is a steady and quiet artwork, yet it reminds me of the temporary nature of an imposed order. One of the things I try to do with my pieces is to instill a sense of kinetic and potential movement that piques our imagination to complete. Within a field of white there are four blue bars and a single red bar. It’s playful to imagine how the forms in the artworks could extend well beyond the edge of the frame with blue lines extending its influence up the walls and beyond. The real vulnerability in this piece is where all five bars are caught in the uniform influence of loss of focus.
The title, Tensile Transfer contains two ideas that when paired together is meant to be playful with our understanding. A definition of Tensile is “the maximum stress that a material can withstand while being stretched or pulled before breaking”. A definition of Transfer is “to move from one place to another”.
May the poetry of movement not rest on a conclusive idea but shift with our spirit of curiosity.