Current Project - Becoming Truth
For several years now Carrie has been creating two-dimensional works that suggest ambiguous maps, graphs, and diagrams. The natural extension of this work for her was to create ambiguous instruments of measure that might provide the “data” from which the 2D work would be derived.
The instruments are made from an assortment of found and acquired materials. They are built with then intention (despite their scattered origins) of looking like truly functional objects. Their function however is undefined.
"A most delightful thing happens in the studio as the instruments come together from their miscellaneous parts. Their function becomes clear, complete with history and purpose. That purpose is later reflected in the “data analysis” paintings I create. But as this happens, I recognize that mine is only one of many possible imagined purposes for these objects."
With this in mind, Carrie invited a group of thinkers (poets, engineers, builders, curators, artists, chemists, inventors, historians) to take a stab at interpreting the instruments. They were asked to play with the ambiguity, to create a narrative that placed the instrument in some context, one that resonated with them. The assignment was left open beyond that. To see these interpretations along side the instruments, visit the Becoming Truth site.