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 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"
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"
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"