Projects

image:The Constant World 2014
 

THE CONSTANT WORLD 2014

sculpture with video, sound, and electronics 2014

This new version of 2007's Constant World, with nine live video cameras, presents a utopian world that acts as its own advertisement. This new sculpture, with sound and a slowly evolving video track with text and color is a ceiling mounted assemblage of metal spheres, models, and lights. It portrays a film noir melodrama set in an urban environment that ...

image:The Discovery of Freedom
 

THE DISCOVERY OF FREEDOM

sculpture with two channels of video, found book, electronics, sound 2014

This wall mounted box contains two video monitors mounted on photographs and a book, The Discovery of Freedom. The larger monitor contains a collaged landscape of images of De Smet, SD the site of the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead. Laura's daughter Rose Wilder Lane coined the term "libertarian". In this work the stark landscape of her youth is juxtaposed with ...

image:The New Headquarters
 

THE NEW HEADQUARTERS

2013

Based on existing architectural schemes for Belle Isle, an island in the river next to Detroit, this sculpture envisions the skyline of a free market, off shore property development. The video depicts abstracted images of drag racing in the streets of Detroit.

image:Along the Roadside
 

ALONG THE ROADSIDE

sculpture with electronics 2012

The sculptures in this series present liminal spaces, areas posited to be next to the desirable landmarks of contemporary life. In Along the Roadside, a photograph of a cement factory looms behind a farm as a video imagines the road trip to get there.

image:At The Old Headquarters
 

AT THE OLD HEADQUARTERS

sculpture with electronics 2012

In At the Old Headquarters, a cast plaster miniature of an office building sinks into roofing tar. Markings on the building are reminiscent of pixacao, Brazlian graffitti often found on multi story squat buildings. A roof mounted monitor shows a distorted and duplicated looping image of a parking lot.

image:Behind the Hillside
 

BEHIND THE HILLSIDE

electronic sculpture 2012

In Behind the Hillside, miniature garbage covers the ostensible back side of a hill. The front of the hill is absent, posited to be the desirable site. Amongst the garbage, a small video monitor plays an interrupted image of wild grasslands.

image:Between the Resorts
 

BETWEEN THE RESORTS

sculpture with electronics 2012

Between the Resorts depicts a no mans land between a simulated ski slope and a simulated water park. Embedded video shows images of sand blowing across pavement.

image:Chrysalis
 

CHRYSALIS

sculpture with electronics and sound 2012

In Chrysalis, a blue tower rises, cracked open to reveal a fleshy pink interior structure. Scaffolding on the surface provides scale and suggests human presence, either within or without. The video projection and prog-rock inspired soundtrack deliver an image of future conditions.

image:In Front of the Substation
 

IN FRONT OF THE SUBSTATION

sculpture with electronics 2012

In Front of the Substation depicts a utilitarian building perched on sand and debris. Safety orange fencing has been partially destroyed. The embedded video monitor shows images of acid colored rushing water.

image:Near the Communications Tower
 

NEAR THE COMMUNICATIONS TOWER

Sculpture with electronics 2012

Near the Communications Tower depicts a tar pit as a foreground to an embedded photo of an office building. The video, mounted flat to the base of the work where a fountain might be, contains a hyper-speed montage of scenes from contemporary life.

image:Near the New Villas
 

NEAR THE NEW VILLAS

Sculpture with electronics 2012

Near the Villas explores the dichotomy between luxury construction on a depleted environment. The sculpture depicts a make-shift construction site that mixes scale model cranes, childhood building toys, and photos of middle eastern villas. These are embedded into unfinished sculptural forms, reflecting temporary and quickly built constructions. A small monitor contains footage of a childhood road trip through a much ...

image:Next To the Parking Lot
 

NEXT TO THE PARKING LOT

sculpture with electronics and sound 2012

The sculptures in this series present liminal spaces, areas posited to be next to the desirable landmarks of contemporary life. Photographic backgrounds are embedded into eccentric land masses that extend and question the locations of the photograph's ostensible place. In Next to the Parking Lot, a photograph of a walled garden in the middle east is foregrounded with crashed luxury ...