For this installation, I wrote the word ‘Patience’ in rock salt on the ground.
The relationship between patience and salt is a poetic one, rooted in humility and passivity. Patience is meant to capture that relationship while conjuring a sense of erosion and gradual passage of time. Even the swishing and shuffling of footsteps through the salt emulates the sounds made when whispering the word “patience.”
Over the course of the night, as viewers walk over and through the salt, its scripty mantra is intended to distort and eventually disappear.