Infused with a sense of poetry and symbolism, the Parrish Art Museum is an inexhaustible subject for me. Elegant in its simplicity, a golden field surrounds a barn-like structure constructed from a limited palatte of concrete, wood, metal and glass. Drifting through the site in Water Mill, the link between the natural organic world and humanity is heightened and felt. Drawing upon these sensibilities, paralleling the Arte Povera school of thought as well as Andrew Wyeth’s style of Magic Realism a series of portraits were born in collaboration with Lucas Lefler and Richie Talboy. After the divine gift of experiencing Jannis Kounellis’s re-creation of Untitled (12 Horses) at Gavin Brown earlier this summer a pure and honest place, creation or encounter could not mean more to me. To lie transfixed in the field in Protagonist is an embodiment of this and perhaps my own elemental spirit.
Lower left: Protagonist open-back dress
Parrish Art Museum, Herzog & de Meuron