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 ghostly relics and impromptu stained glass windows on […]Read more "Traceries"
Etymologically, San Francisco’s necropolis “Colma” derives from a native Costanoan word for moon—notable with recent companies like Celestis, Inc. partnering with NASA to provide memorial spaceflights delivering your ashes to their place of eternal rest on the surface of the moon or deep into space. Using acetate printed with LaserJet photographs of the cemeteries in Colma, CA, I […]Read more "Stained Glass Window and Meteorite Reflecting Pool"
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 changing surface of the water an image of water as seen through satellite imaging. […]Read more "Fourteen Square Feet of International Water (37°30’N 122°48’W)"
Following nearly six months of construction and in an Icarus-like recreation of the moment of a vehicle break-in or car crash, 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"
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 reach and at what point this phrase finally disintegrates. […]Read more "Origin of the world"
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 Nettle (Koprivy) from Czechoslovakia; and the Needles (Szpilki) from Poland.Read more "Puns are no longer allowed"
These necklaces, designed with simulation terra cotta gilding bole and gold leaf on hand-cut paper, represent two of seven tongue twisters from a series embodying the role of aggressor in a homicide against a gay and autistic teenager. Through preciousness and material allure, they attempt to narrate the fragility and illegibility of random acts of […]Read more "Homicides for the tongue"