Keep Your Eyes Up, 2017
bamboo and Washi tape
5 parts, dimensions variable
My installations deal with materiality and transformation. My goal is to engage the audience by encouraging observing and ‘staying’ with the piece, made all the more poignant by its temporary nature. The work is dismantled at the end of its showing and exists simply to be observed and experienced in that one time.
With Keep Your Eyes Up I am interested in creating a ‘space’ that accentuates a state of stillness. The material is Washi masking tape, a very durable natural Japanese mulberry paper tape designed to withstand all weather conditions. Using tape, 6.5 meter bamboo poles and incorporating found rocks, I am evoking references to the Zen garden, but going beyond tradition by manipulating space and scale. I am interested in forming connections beyond cultural boundaries.
– Veronica Herber