Nick Geankoplis

Artist Statement

Already we are the oblivion we shall be— the elemental dust that does not know us, the dust that once was red Adam and now is all men, the dust we shall not see.

Already we are the two dates on the headstone, the beginning and the end.

My work leverages the geological, technological and sociological materiality of clay to examine legacy, codification and decay through the plight of the individual and ubiquity of a society. I create time-based installations; sculptural objects, video media and utilitarian vessels that utilize an analogue and binary mash-up to compress time, distort mass and magnify gravity in an attempt to adjust acuity within a space or experience.

We are the Time. We are the famous metaphor from Heraclitus the Obscure.

We are the water, not the hard diamond, the one that is lost, not the one that stands still.

We are the river and we are the Greek that looks himself into the river.

His reflection changes into the waters of the changing mirror, into the crystal that changes like fire.

We are the vain predetermined river, In his travel to his sea.

The shadows have surrounded him. Everything said goodbye to us, everything goes away.

Memory does not stamp his own coin.

However, there is something that stays however, there is something that bemoans.

Excerpts from Jorges Luis Borges’s writings and poems

-- Nick Geankoplis