Procession II, Commissioned Installation at Stanford University, 2017
Procession II is a commissioned triptych in Sweet Hall at Stanford University. It emerged from the Fragments Collection, made entirely of brown paper, sand, glue, charcoal, pigment, and metal. Shapes appear, unplanned, as the paper is torn slowly. A procession forms in the foreground. Figures somehow emerge from the fragments... Floating. Disconnected. They never connect, but they share some circumstance that binds them in this moment. They become groups of people with some reason to be together… They crisscross the three wire bound canvases in a long procession against the horizon, cast in sand beneath an orange sky, The piece is inspired by abstract expressionist Norman Lewis in deference to the many processions he created.