Interactive spatial relationships make the viewer a participant
in my site-specific installations. Connemara/Masai Mara was
created with a grant from the Connemara Conservancy Foundation.
This piece juxtaposes the landscape in North Texas with the
Serengeti plains in Kenya and becomes an amphitheater
formed by the terraced hillsides at the site. In addition,
this installation incorporates other elements important to
my work. Needlework-like filigree in the steel draws from my
background in handicrafts. Additionally, the acacia tree in the
foreground of the site panorama is made from stabilized
adobe constructed with traditionally-sized blocks.
much of my sculpture. Flowers, trees, and adobe are
metaphors for my maturation as an artist and for my ability to
transform the intrinsic structure of the materials that I use. In
this sense, the structure becomes secondary to the considerations
of texture and the patterns of light that are created in certain sites.
Copyright © 2006 Kaleta Doolin