How I Make a Mark: Responding to a Carousel

Patrick Schmidt's avatar Patrick Schmidt

By manipulating the planes of time and space, my installations symbolize the fragmentations of identity in a digitized age. In developing my designs, I analyze image patterns from a variety of sources by reducing them via technology to simple line drawings. Overlaying select outlines to create visually complex networks, my artwork represents the multiple cultural, social and personal identities we integrate into ourselves on a moment-by-moment basis. Although I consult fifty or more digital patterns and establish a blueprint before positioning each work, the act of installation becomes collaboration with the onsite architecture itself and necessarily changes as I proceed. This performance aspect of the piece’s development reinforces the concept of the emotional and intellectual evolution underpinning my work. My installations, therefore, aren’t complete until they are removed from the space.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: vary
  • Medium: tape
  • Width: vary
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: vary