I make installations. My interests lie at the interface of art, architecture, history, and science. The converging ideas direct the choice of materials and processes. Working closely with experts and becoming proficient at new techniques and materials is inherent to each project.
Living in a home where art and science are passions and lifestyles, I have been immersed in both worlds for many years. I'm interested in the similar questions, observations and discoveries made by artists and scientists, yet am equally intrigued by the distinct and divergent approaches to explore these parallel curiosities. I look for a common lexicon.
I use "unintended art spaces" as the physical and conceptual infrastructures for the installation projects: a F.W. Woolworth storefront window, a small row house, the framework of a highway overpass, an abandoned Victorian house, a 17th C Italian cantina used for wine and olive oil making, a historic clock tower, a concrete grain silo, and sometimes, the traditional “white cube.” I respond to the architectural structure, its evolving history researched through books and written material, and to the anthropological layering and connection to the location.
- Jo Ann Fleischhauer 2018