Gravitational Pull, 2019

Map transparencies, metal light, cord

Gravitational Pull is an imposing 4-foot diameter hanging globe that consists of a map that was dissected into 240 individual transparent images. Each work appears like a tectonic plate attached to a steel rod. Lit from behind, the map is transparent and your eye is drawn to the center of the piece where hundreds of miniature, gold people are gravitating towards the light source. Both an implosion and explosion, this piece references sci-fi and futuristic notions of the tenuous nature of human existence. It takes into consideration the current political climate, global warming, and general collective anxiety that results in our feeling that the world is falling apart.