Paper or Iconoclastic?
plaster statues and paper bags
Each statue is approx. 5.5 – 7 feet tall
Duration: 4 hours
When physical representations are all that are left to remember one’s power and authority, how little does it take to obliterate it? An experiment to see if covering the heads of gods, emperors, and religious figures, takes away their authority and makes them little more than plaster casts.
1001 Word Project
Paper and Audio
embossed paper :1ft. 9in. x 2ft. 6 in.
Duration: 1 week
A visual and audial representation of “The Pledge of Allegiance” in Braille. The sound is based on the way Braille is read, left to right, with each dot having a corresponding note. This piece is a commentary on what we blindly accept. Mass repetition into melodic white noise.
Photograph and Digital Media
4 photos in the slideshow
Photography, Ink, and Digital Media
3ft. x 3 ft. 4 in.
Illustrative tattoos that bring people’s specific medical histories and internal marks of injuries, procedures, and conditions to the surface.
porcelain, ceramic, and wire
each plate is approx. 1 sq. ft.
April and February 2017
Charcoal and Chalk
#1: approx 2 ft. x 3.5 ft. #2: approx 2.5 ft. x 2 ft.
Chalked Up To
Performance Piece, Chalk and Sheets
Duration: 12 hours
“You can choose work or sleep” is what students are often told. This piece is an experiment to accomplish both tasks, by using the body to create work as it sleeps. each section of the body was coated in a different color of chalk, before sleeping in studio until that morning’s class. The residual chalk pattern showed where the body had moved during the night by the mixing of colors.
Hic Sunt Dracones
Graffiti and Digital Mapping
(see above definition) This map is a modern representation of this concept, by showcasing the foreign, taboo neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Many are judged by isolated events, such as violence, that occur in all neighborhoods but are used as excuse for prejudice. Each pinpoint shows where gun related deaths have occurred in these neighborhoods over the past two years. Each pinpoint has a corresponding “HIC SUNT DRACONES” graffiti tag, just like a cartographers mark.