Witness Mark is comprised of sculptures that ostentatiously merge manufactured materials into organic fantastical forms, amalgamations that both parody and actualize impossible illustrations or iterations of geological time. A “witness mark” is commonly known in artistic or manufacturing practices as a line, groove, seam, or register that indicates its alignment to a larger whole or boundary. Witness marks are proto-language, performing through the most minimal means necessary to designate a sculptural position in space.
These Romantic prop-like sculptures reference Greek vase painting, geological core samples, and Euclidean space-time diagrams, and are made from paper pulp, resin, wood, and found geodes/mineral deposits. These references conflate human scale at its most essential with a scale of geological history impossible to fathom, akin to Timothy Morton’s description of a hyperobject: entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place.