THE AMBER ROOM
Dimensions: 12’H X 10'W X 11'D
“The Amber Room,” is the first of a two-part installation referring to the mythologies attributed to amber. Tiles cast from copal, a fossilized tree resin, line the walls of the gallery’s entrance space creating an “amber room.” Copal is a premature form of amber and can only mature into precious amber over millions of years. A clock embedded in the wall monitors the slow maturation process of the copal into precious amber day by day.
"Sounding Measures,” the second of this two-part installation, pulls away from the visceral experience of being in amber to call attention to other bodies: the shapes of animal death masks embedded within amber “rocks.” The amber preserves the heads, but only as volume, as negative space, as absence.