In Vicki's drawings on drafting film, her omnipresent petal and halfmoon shapes teeter in groundless space. She works the oil pastel into the surface of the drafting film, lending a velvety sheen to the finished work that contrasts the semi-transparent frosted mylar.
I think of this work in terms of dual aims and purposes. It is both formal and playful, representational and abstract, serious and humorous, beautiful and odd.
Vicki's aluminum sculptures are painted using an industrial automotive paint, encasing the metal forms in a glossy candy-toned lacquer. The petal-like forms that pile atop each other feel buoyant in their suspended animation, transcending the heft and gravity of the sculpture’s raw materials.
In my work, I celebrate nature and explore how art is actually its opposite. Art is manmade and artificial in its materiality, yet also natural as a human instinct.