a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface on which objects may be placed, and that can be used for such purposes as eating, writing, working, or playing games.
Every society/culture uses some sort of table for various needs or activities. A person in Libya may simply use the ground as a table for mealtime while Queen Elizabeth may eat on a 14th century elaborately carved and gilded table. And, in between, we all use different tables for a variety of purposes.
In some of my art works I imagined tables that famous writers have used. For example, what might a table of Dorothy Parker look like or Jane Austen or Artaud? Also, I explore versions of the Parsons Table, deconstructing. rearranging or omitting parts. Occasionally I detour to a conceptual idea as in the work “Invisible Table.” The Parsons Table is positioned in a distressed textural surface, quite unlike the actual smooth surface of a real Parsons Table.
Some works are made of handmade paper and cast over cut-up tables while other works are made with encaustics and oil paint.