Tedious & Brief, 2019
Windshield wiper, motor, laser cut acrylic, wall mounts, pump and accessories
In this installation, a windshield wiper eagerly moves across a sheet of acrylic in an attempt to rid the material from the water pouring above. The wiper is connected to a motor that controls it to move in a circular clockwise motion on a square sheet of acrylic. The shape of the acrylic, the wiper arm and the shape the wiper creates, all give a subtle connotation to a clocklike form. On the front of the acrylic, there is text proclaiming the name of the work itself.
Tedious and Brief evaluates how we troubleshoot, how we problem solve and how we find resolutions. Similar to how the wiper moves frantically across the acrylic, forcing water everywhere, I wonder how my own movements mirror this action. This work deconstructs the perpetual effort to solve something that may not be able to be solved. The wiper has been given a purpose that is beyond the world we experience and its urgency reflects anxiety which we may have all experienced.