cannonbottle is a work that has grown out of my preoccupation with sculpture operating on a threshold between our sense of inside, our spatial temporal selves and our sense of outside, our objective concrete selves. I have worked with these special kinds of vessels through my career in all different sizes from the nearly architectural to the imitate and anatomical. They are hollow and open and contained and full. The lips on the bottles create a transition as our own lips function between inside and outside. We are drawn in and pushed out again. The bottles have a posture, gesture and dialogue between them and our own bodies next to them. We move, they move. We stand back, they are at least things if not personages. We come close and circle them and as we touch their skin, we touch our own skin. At times, my work appears to be "near figures" in a conventional representational sense, but ultimately their transitive nature, their "membrainess" and our inability to separate ourselves fully from them as simple objects force us to complete their meaning in the whole of our bodies. At some point they turn inside out, and we cannot separate their corporality from ours and our mind within them. They make us breath in and breath out and then all over again.