Monstratsiya archive

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 […]

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Stigmata structures

I: STIGMATA STRUCTURES CONCRETE, CORK, WOOD, PAINT 2016 II: HOLY WOUNDS TEMPURA PAINTS ON TRACING PAPER WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE ON PAPER 2016 Cast in concrete, the sculptures included in Stigmata structures reiterate the historical sign of the stigmata in broken and crumbling segments, supported on thin wooden joints. The sculptures are distributed throughout each space […]

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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 […]

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Stained Glass Window and Meteorite Reflecting Pool

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 […]

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Fourteen Square Feet of International Water

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 […]

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Stained glass window: a reliquary for a bodiless city

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 […]

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