soundCARVING: a self-portrait
Dana Raymond with Robert Bailis
August 23 - October 7
My artwork includes static and dynamic objects, installations, and performance. Underlying all my creations are systematic structures ranging from graphic to mechanical and musical to conceptual. The rhythmical expressions I achieve are the result of an imaginative merger of the rational and the irrational.
My main objective is to activate space. I fabricate forms, however, they play a supportive role to the empty volumes I energize and shape. My forms are as necessary as the sounds a musician creates in and around silence. My passions are ultimately derived from shaping the emptiness of spatial voids.
A secondary objective is to explore the relationship between part and whole. My intrigue with integral components, independent and interdependent, stems from my desire to conceptually understand a whole solely through its compositional parts.