INSTALL: wire armature hangs on wall, is lit by clip on bulb.
DIMENSIONS: 2”h x 1’w x 1’d
MATERIALS: wax, cast resin, human hair, wire armature, printed paper backdrop.
CONCEPT: substances that are able to change from liquid to solid and back inspired this piece. though it is now a solid, it is “trapped” in its liquid form.
INSTALL: hang from above
DIMENSIONS: 37”h x 16”w x 20”d
MATERIALS: blown glass
CONCEPT: taboos related to hair abound in western culture. hair can be interpreted as a sign of strength or beauty, is used to denote sacred practice, and is considered to be immodest and/or unclean. this piece speaks to the taboo against braiding the hair, indicating a lack of modesty.
INSTALL: display on a pedestal, mounted wall shelf, or small table
DIMENSIONS: 8”w x 16”h x 8”d
MATERIALS: blown glass, human hair
CONCEPT: blown glass threads woven together in a mesh of copper and aluminum wire suggest sparks of mystical light emanating from a central core.
CONCEPT: a sliver of wood left over from smoothing a primary piece seemed to want to curl. it curled naturally into three concentric circles
INSTALL: can sit on a surface
DIMENSIONS: 2'h x 1 1/2'w X 5"d
MATERIALS: wood, dowel, clay
AS IT WAS WRITTEN
CONCEPT: thinking precedes writing. writing inevitably falls short of picturing thinking, which is constantly in motion and always gaining. yet, writing stands as the basis of knowledge.
INSTALL: hang on wall
DIMENSIONS: 4’h x 17”w x 2”d
MATERIALS: tissue paper and ink on paper
CONCEPT: textual language is privileged in western culture. language is translated, interpreted, and misinterpreted. reflective of this process, recycled paper is codified as a misinterpretation that becomes “canonized.”
INSTALL: hang from above. can be viewed from all sides.
DIMENSIONS: 16”w x 7’h x 16”d
MATERIALS: cast paper, resin, string
CONCEPT: the paper folds lay evenly side by side when unaffected by a stitch. a stitch indicates a voice or an action. when a voice or action alters one area, another needs to be corrected so that the folds fall evenly again.
INSTALL: hang from above. can be viewed from both sides.
DIMENSIONS: 14 1/2”w x 29”h x 2”d
MATERIALS: paper, thread, wood armature
CONCEPT: shapes and orifices in this piece suggest cedar trees, pinion tree branches, landscapes from distances and close up.
INSTALL: hang on wall
DIMENSIONS: 4’h x 5’w x2”d
MATERIALS: handmade paper, toilet paper twizzles
CONCEPT: how branch piles look after cleaning up the woods
INSTALL: hangs on the wall
DIMENSIONS: 3'H x 10"w x 2"d
MATERIALS: hand made paper, toilet tissue twizzels, glue gun
CONCEPT: materials used for construction are transformed in this series into small paintings that confirm our grounding in the mundane.