MONSTRATSIYA ARCHIVE FROSTING ON GLASS 2017 – 2018 Reappropriating absurdist Russian protest signs known as monstratsiya (-monstrations), the works call to loophole behaviors used to circumnavigate legal complications where illegibility and ‘invisibility’ are rendered as effective as direct action. Here, the act of archiving monstratsiya protest signs serves to document these ephemeral gestures and give them permanent […]Read more "Monstratsiya archive"
TO BE A PALE COPY DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTS ON POLYESTER 2016 These photographic prints of Berenice Abbott’s images—taken for physics textbook studies of wave interference patterns of light through water—are repurposed as flags on fabric, emphasizing of their iconic compositions and central geometric forms. Abbott was part of various Parisian and New York City social […]Read more "To be a pale copy"
A stack of black-and-white prints, showing paintings of Saint Francis, Saint Clare, and other recipients of the stigmata, sit on a pedestal at one end of the room. The punched holes rest on another pedestal across the room.Read more "Half a ream of stigmata"
SOMETHING TO LOCATE YOURSELF WITH INSTALLATION APPROX. 5 X 5 FEET 2015 Carried out over the course of two weeks, Something to Locate Yourself With marks the distance from the La Fragua residency to my then-home in San Francisco, in an attempt to ground my dislocation within a new place. The mosaic reads, 5822 mi. from home.Read more "Something to locate yourself with"
TRACERIES MIXED MEDIA INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF LIGHT 2015 Titled Traceries after the decorative stonework elements used as a support structure in Gothic stained glass windows, these wire and wax-paper sculptures comprise observational drawings of the fallen stones and architectural rubble on-site at the La Fragua residency. Shown within the former monastery which they once supported, they serve as […]Read more "Traceries"
I: STAINED GLASS WINDOW COLLAGE OF LASERJET PRINTS ON ACETATE 7 FOOT (DIAMETER) 2015 II: METEORITE REFLECTING POOL SLIPCAST CERAMIC, DARKENED PLEXIGLAS, 1 CM OF WATER 4 X 8 X 1 FEET 2015 Etymologically, San Francisco’s necropolis Colma derives its name from a native Costanoan word for moon—notable with recent companies like Celestis, Inc. partnering […]Read more "Stained Glass Window and Meteorite Reflecting Pool"
FOURTEEN SQUARE FEET OF INTERNATIONAL WATER(37°30’N 122°48’W) DIGITAL PRINT ON CANVAS, WOODEN RAFT 2015 The piece shows a pixelated satellite image of water, printed on canvas, stretched across the surface of a raft. When exhibited, the raft was moored for a week at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, placing in the midst of the […]Read more "Fourteen Square Feet of International Water"
STAINED GLASS WINDOW: A RELIQUARY FOR A BODILESS CITY COLLAGE OF LASERJET PRINTS ON ACETATE 2014 In San Francisco, interring a body or even cremating it is illegal. There are no cemeteries in San Francisco. The Presidio and Mission Dolores graves found loopholes. Otherwise, we comply by exporting our corpses southbound to Colma, the “cemetery […]Read more "Stained glass window: a reliquary for a bodiless city"
I: FOUR ACTS OF AGGRESSION / FOUR ACTS AGAINST AGGRESSION MENDED VEHICLE GLASS, GOLD LEAF, MYLAR, AND ACETATE 2014 II: CIVIC/ACCORD VIDEO 2015 Four Acts represents a meditation on the pleasures and perils of violence and the forms that crime and aggression take. These are forms that I link to the imagined moment of impact when […]Read more "Four acts of aggression / four acts against aggression"