A bone that has undergone the process of disintegration from osteoporosis has a very organic, intriguing shape to it. The crevices that are hollowed out by this calcium deficiency are very limiting and beautiful at the same time. I wanted to display something on the inside and bring it to light.
sheet plastic, twine, masking tape, small air pump
20ft x 8ft x 5ft
Often, we forget about the importance of reflecting on our past. A light-hearted attitude towards life tends to fade away along with memories from childhood. I created this piece in attempt to reach back into the past to try to find and emulate a younger version of myself. I am trying to make sure that I do not lose my sense of curiosity and adventure as I grow into adulthood. As a child, I had always dreamed to make my own giant snail like the one created in the 1967 version of Dr. Dolittle, so I had decided to listen to my younger self's intuitions while making my giant snail.
Dogs were the first animal to be domesticated and have since been bred and optimized by humans in ways that sacrifice their health. Cardboard and braided wire were used to capture the look of an abandoned mangy dog.
wood, steel, water, solar powered water pump, plastic tube, magnets, plastic sheet, nature
8ft x 3ft x 7ft
I find the sound of running water to be very relaxing and this chair is a reflection of that. The water runs with the help of a solar powered pump which reinforces the use of the chair as a place to soak up the sun and increases the connection to the natural world. The shape of the steel and the placement of the magnets help amplify the sound.
This piece was a continuation of my work with cutting veneers of wood. In this piece I played with shaping the slices without breaking them. In order to highlight their width, I made the arrows "float". The arrow was selected as a cohesive shape that could be varied and could create a sense of confusion.
Displayed at eye level, this piece invites you to stare directly down into it and become a part of the optical illusion. With so many angles and geometric shapes leading you in and around, this whimsical shape allows you to follow every one of those lines and get lost inside of it.
The way the hand becomes disassociated with someone when turned into a bitmap image associates to how someone is not them self when part of them is blocked out or missing. These prints are meant to block out parts of the viewer when they interact in the space with the prints, causing them to lose a part of their identity, although for a short moment.
These cats are created in the Japanese style of masked creatures. These masked creatures are said to be mythical beings of great importance and power. These two characters in particular are the twins and are particularly mischievous when left to their own devices. In particular these two cats also represent the idea of yin and yang, the idea of choice. There is no correct path so which one you choose is up to you.
These are guardians created from nature in its most pure form. they are meant to be fantastical creatures that have adopted the visage of nature itself to camouflage and protect their respective areas. their statement is; Listen intently, daywalker, to the voices of the wind. Whistling
through the spindly limbs of shady trees, murmuring across the rippling
water’s edge, and racing across the blustery valley, these guardians
keep watchful vigil over the footpaths you tread
Listen intently, daywalker, to the voices of the wind. Whistling through the spindly limbs of shady trees, murmuring across the rippling water’s edge, and racing across the blustery valley, these guardians keep watchful vigil over the footpaths you tread.