2007 | Exhibition Catalogue
& Tell, The Art of Harmony
Curated by Kate Stern
Saw with Clarity",
2006 | 23 x 8 x 3inches | violin,cotton thread
Never had I imagined such patient, sustained
labor. I could see, hear, feel, touch. As I watched Kurt gouge
and plane and scrape and scoop and flex, I saw with clarity that
the creative process was not about reaching for romantic images,
but hard applied effort.
THE END OF ROMANCE,
A Memoir of Love, Sex, and the Mystery of the Violin
From my early training as a dancer and
years as an artist’s apprentice in Japan, the foundation
of my work is based in practice and repetition.
Most recently in my visual and performance work, I am examining
the concept of tabula rasa. I have been exploring a path of de-evolution,
an attempt to return to tabula rasa.
Meeting Norma Barzman last year at a reading of her book and later
through correspondence and visiting her in her home in Beverly
Hills, I am inspired by a woman’s potential for a rich,
This violin holds the memories of practice – the use and
abuse of its former anonymous owner. It holds my hand -- the edited
sanding away of these experiences. And it holds the contained
promise for feminine power.