“The Limits of Preservation,” fills a small room with an area of approximately 8’ x 9’. It features a grapefruit in a jar on a pedestal, surrounded by large scale, black painted, stick sculptures through which can be seen, rows of repeating yet perceptively distinctive black and white images of a man’s face covering the walls. The work advances towards the viewer, with a large solarized photograph of the man’s face looking up from the floor, framed by smaller black stick sculptures. The repeating elements and overall symmetry of the piece unify it visually, and its title serves as a key to potential meanings. Nonetheless, uncertainty remains and is reinforced by the cut-out lettering added to some of the three-dimensional components. The letter “G” on the grapefruit suggests, with an edge of humor, the possibility of communicating something obvious, while more cut-out lettering crawling along the sticks spells out an irrational message, hinting at something impossible to grasp. My objective is to create a balanced tension between the ordinary and the extraordinary, the tangible and the intangible that will provoke thought, and an image that will be preserved in the memory of the viewer - despite “the limits of preservation”.