You are (on) an island.
2011
Installation dimensions variable
neon

Made in collaboration with Alicia Eggert. Neon by Patrick Bolduc of Beacon Neon

A glowing blue neon statement transforms as the word "on" blinks rhythmically on and off. For the moments of time that this single word remains unilluminated, a new phrase with a different meaning emerges – “You are an island.” What was once an obvious, indisputable fact now becomes a poetic, existential statement.

This piece was also installed as a site-specific installation for the 15th annual Sacred and Profane arts festival on Peaks Island, Maine in October 2011. It was installed in a flooded room in the abandoned WWII-era army bunker called the Battery Steele.