Boundary stones, unfolded (six fallen stones taken from the border wall of the Santa Clara Convent)

BOUNDARY STONES, UNFOLDED (SIX FALLEN STONES TAKEN FROM THE BORDER WALL OF THE SANTA CLARA CONVENT) DIGITAL PRINTS 2015   Using Photoshop as a digital form of stonemasonry, I carve apart these stones that were once part of the boundary between the former monastery of Santa Clara and the remainder of the nearby town of Belalcázar. […]

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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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Four acts of aggression / four acts against aggression

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 […]

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