Nick Schnitzer and I traveled together to India in 2013. We each came away from the intensity of our experience in this vastly different culture with our own observations and interpretations. The one overarching theme we both noticed was the observation of people carrying impossibly large and shockingly heavy loads either on foot or perched precariously on their antiquated and cumbersome forms of transit, i.e. bikes, rickshaws and animal drawn carts. Upon returning home, our sense of exotic bewilderment offered an acutely fresh look at our own tendencies to carry, consume, and compensate. This body of work is our first artistic duet. The work explores literal weight bearing, allegorical balancing acts, and archetypal harmonies.
Mixed media collage, ink and charcoal on paper