Principles of Effective Carrying

Principles of Effective Carrying is a recent wall-installation project in-process, which draws metaphor from the human action of water rescue. Over the past five years most of my Saturday mornings have been spent in a crowded, humid hallway looking through a glass window which separates parents from their children, who are learning to swim at the local Berkeley YMCA. These reoccurring images of fear and self-assurance, submersion and buoyancy, coupled with my own mixed feelings of hopelessness, urgency and determination to effect change in these often-terrible times in which we live, effect the conceptual underpinnings of this new project.