Between Terminals B and C
December 21, 2006 - July 24, 2007
Philadelphia artist Elizabeth Hoak Doering creates sculptures from wood that she has salvaged along the banks of the Delaware River. She specifically collects wood that shows evidence of prior use-maybe milled, nailed, or painted. The wood is used as is, with little alteration to the individual elements except for the removal of any nails, screws, or other hardware. Doering then assembles the random pieces into abstract, seemingly intuitive arrangements that typically suggest a figurative presence. She has transformed the once functional, discarded materials into sculptures that embody the history of their individual parts yet, when assembled together, become new objects with new meanings. History, remembrance, and transformation are continual themes for Doerring.