Static is made from thousands of black glass threads that interlock to create larger installations. This work has been exhibited in many formats since 2006. Each installation responds to the site creating versions of the install that can both command the room or accentuate under recognized spaces. To see a timelapse video of the install for the version installed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art click here
A dream is the experience of envisioned images, sounds, or other sensations during sleep. Sigmund Freud theorized that dreams are a reflection of human desires and promoted by external stimuli such as our environments. Joe Griffin states "dreams are metaphorical translations of waking expectations. Expectations that cause emotional arousal that is not acted upon during the day." "Static" was an attempt at transforming emotion into form. The inspiration for the work comes from a reoccurring dream. Within the dream, an infinite three-dimensional black line fills my vision and releases a low pitch constant hum. I am without body or form just aware of feeling. The line becomes tense and starts to vibrate like a heart beat monitor. The intensity builds until I wake up perspiring.