King’s newest work in Fractured States discusses what happens when connections cannot be maintained. Dissonance. Loss. Inertia. Conceptually the work is trying to become whole again yet the separations are more glaring and tenuous. And the fight for connection in the face of dissolution has directly influenced this new body of work, all of which has a collage element. Even if it seems components are being forced together, in the end, each piece that goes into the artwork has a purpose.
Fractured States, like A Delicate Balance and Fragile States before it, is a reflection of the belief that we are on a circuitous path of creation, illumination, and spiritual progression towards one’s place with the universe. It is not always an easy progression and there is strife and loss on the way. And sometimes the simple belief that things will be better is enough to hold even the thinnest thread together.