X: Burn Marks

Burn Marks is an extension of photographs created under the body of work X: For My Father.  As a matter of coincidence, after performing the work Empty Space, I had to dispose of the mattress that had been in use since my family had moved into the home in the 70's.  An attention to the cigarrette burns were given special treatment, as these photographs are now the last artifacts of my father's physical impact on this mattress.  The mattress had become much more than an overused/over-kept household item, but the stage from which many of my works surrounding this room would derive.