158 Broad Street, Charleston South Carolina 29401
LOUIS'S LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - CEILING SCULPTURE
"Cotton" - This piece is metaphor for the cotton mills that played such an integral role in the heritage of the Deep South. Cotton and the production of cotton hold a place in our collective memory to the images of early colonial plantations, freed slave sharecroppers and those that worked within the cotton mills that were spread throughout the southeastern United States. Specifically in this piece the fabric references humanity and the steel framework on which the fabric is woven, technology. As in the original cotton mills the cloth (humanity) and the steel framework (technology) are codependent on each other, meaning each gives the other form. Each existence is defined and brought forth because of a dependence on the other. It is as in all things, a balance of opposites.
Las Vegas Journal
Best New Restaurant 2007