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"
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. […]Read more "Boundary stones, unfolded (six fallen stones taken from the border wall of the Santa Clara Convent)"
TRACERIES MIXED MEDIA INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF LIGHT 2015 EXHIBITED AT LA FRAGUA RESIDENCY, BELALCAZAR, CÓRDOBA (SPAIN) 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 […]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 EXHIBITED AT FORT MASON CENTER FOR THE ARTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE’S VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION Etymologically, San Francisco’s necropolis Colma derives its […]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 EXHIBITED AT FORT MASON CENTER FOR THE ARTS AS PART OF SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE’S VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION 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 […]Read more "Fourteen Square Feet of International Water"
This video records a performative event, a small sculpture made from vehicle glass relives its incendiary origin in the sky above San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.Read more "Farewell, Moon Jar"
ORIGIN OF THE WORLD GRAPHITE AND PEN ON PAPER 2014 Beginning with the phrase “origin of the world,” I trace the etymologies of each of these words through their histories. In a variety of early languages including Avestan, Proto-Germanic, Old Frisian, Old High German, Old Norse, and Proto-Indo-European, I investigate how far back these etymologies […]Read more "Origin of the world"
PUNS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED FOUNDS OBJECTS ON A WOODEN ROUND 2014 A collection of objects representing the names of satirical newspapers in politically repressive countries: the Crocodile (Krokodil) and the Stag Beetle from the USSR; Eugenspiegel from East Germany; the Hornet (Ad-Dabbour) in Syrian-occupied Lebanon; Lúdas Matyi from Hungary; the Porcupine (Dikobraz) and the […]Read more "Puns are no longer allowed"
HOMICIDES FOR THE TONGUE GOLD LEAF ON HAND-CUT PAPER 2014 These necklaces, designed with simulation terra cotta gilding bole and gold leaf on hand-cut paper, represent a series of seven tongue twisters embodying the role of aggressor in a homicide against a gay and autistic teenager. Through preciousness and material allure, they attempt to narrate […]Read more "Homicides for the tongue"
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"