Bus Ticket
Bus Ticket

Collected Bus Tickets, Glue
19" x 19"

After getting lost on a bus that deviated from it's route, I felt it necessary to document my movements across Mexico. I used physical bus tokens to record the physical minutiae of everyday existence.

Unimpeachable Statement
Unimpeachable Statement

Mylar Balloon Letters

In reference to A.J. Ayer's philosophies on language and truth, I attempted to create an unimpeachable statement residing within the confines of language. There are, in his beliefs, literary no statements invulnerable to a rational doubt, and yet these weighted balloons attempt to find something close. 

Metal Measure of the Lovers
Metal Measure of the Lovers

17.47 lbs. of Washers, Thread, Glue

To discover the physical weight of five lovers, I measured an average of the weight of metal in four bodies plus my own. These metal washers are suspended at heart height in a floating form. This installation is displayed in a sunroom with three glass walls. 

Metal Measure of the Lovers
Metal Measure of the Lovers

17.47 lbs. of Washers, Thread, Glue

[Detail]

 

Metal Measure of the Lovers
Metal Measure of the Lovers

17.47 lbs. of Washers, Thread, Glue

[Detail]

Deflated Statement
Deflated Statement

Mylar Balloons

After creating the Unimpeachable Statement, it was inevitable that the lofty concept must be punctured, the Deflated Statement displays the remains.  

Hablaban
Hablaban

Paper Mache, Tin Foil, Tape

After living in Mexico, not fully understanding Spanish, I returned to the States fascinated with miscommunication. Spanish for "They spoke," the objects in this piece are jumbled just like my comprehension. 

 

As Miserable as a Piece of Lasagna
As Miserable as a Piece of Lasagna

Graphite

Web-based algorithmic translation programs take language out of context, stripping it of interpersonal significance. Language in this form becomes pared down, coded, and basic -- like the marks in my drawings. Piece by piece, this drawing is built from simple marks or everyday objects, exploring language and my own mistakes therein. I employ images of the 1999 Taiwan earthquake, coupled with government texts describing the quake as titles of works, to direct viewers to the language of my media and the abstraction of structural failures through markings -- and interruptions.

Oil Cans
Oil Cans

Oil Cans, Water, Food Coloring

While researching the 921 earthquake in Taiwan, I came across the story of a foundational collapse caused by the use of oil cans as filler material in the building structure. Displayed in a grid, like a city, the cans evoke the toxic horror of the loss of life in Taiwan. 

Gravel Field
Gravel Field

Plaster
6' x 6' x 1"

Gravel Field is made from thirteen pieces of gravel, cast then carved into thousands of individual, delicate forms. Multiplied white plaster bits  combine into one large, easily crushed field of gravel. Instead of a functional patch, the cast rocks became vulnerable objects.

Gravel Field
Gravel Field

Plaster
6' x 6' x 1"

[Detail]

Plaster Chicken
Plaster Chicken

Plaster
16" x 16" x 4"

Plaster Chicken moves a chicken, as a stand in for a human body, from flesh into plaster, highlighting the fragility of our own internal structures. 

Sugar Chicken Breast
Sugar Chicken Breast

Sugar, Resin
6" x 4" x 3"

In order to make a body more precious, the flesh of the chicken breast is remade in sugar. 

Bus Ticket
Unimpeachable Statement
Metal Measure of the Lovers
Metal Measure of the Lovers
Metal Measure of the Lovers
Deflated Statement
Hablaban
As Miserable as a Piece of Lasagna
Oil Cans
Gravel Field
Gravel Field
Plaster Chicken
Sugar Chicken Breast
Bus Ticket

Collected Bus Tickets, Glue
19" x 19"

After getting lost on a bus that deviated from it's route, I felt it necessary to document my movements across Mexico. I used physical bus tokens to record the physical minutiae of everyday existence.

Unimpeachable Statement

Mylar Balloon Letters

In reference to A.J. Ayer's philosophies on language and truth, I attempted to create an unimpeachable statement residing within the confines of language. There are, in his beliefs, literary no statements invulnerable to a rational doubt, and yet these weighted balloons attempt to find something close. 

Metal Measure of the Lovers

17.47 lbs. of Washers, Thread, Glue

To discover the physical weight of five lovers, I measured an average of the weight of metal in four bodies plus my own. These metal washers are suspended at heart height in a floating form. This installation is displayed in a sunroom with three glass walls. 

Metal Measure of the Lovers

17.47 lbs. of Washers, Thread, Glue

[Detail]

 

Metal Measure of the Lovers

17.47 lbs. of Washers, Thread, Glue

[Detail]

Deflated Statement

Mylar Balloons

After creating the Unimpeachable Statement, it was inevitable that the lofty concept must be punctured, the Deflated Statement displays the remains.  

Hablaban

Paper Mache, Tin Foil, Tape

After living in Mexico, not fully understanding Spanish, I returned to the States fascinated with miscommunication. Spanish for "They spoke," the objects in this piece are jumbled just like my comprehension. 

 

As Miserable as a Piece of Lasagna

Graphite

Web-based algorithmic translation programs take language out of context, stripping it of interpersonal significance. Language in this form becomes pared down, coded, and basic -- like the marks in my drawings. Piece by piece, this drawing is built from simple marks or everyday objects, exploring language and my own mistakes therein. I employ images of the 1999 Taiwan earthquake, coupled with government texts describing the quake as titles of works, to direct viewers to the language of my media and the abstraction of structural failures through markings -- and interruptions.

Oil Cans

Oil Cans, Water, Food Coloring

While researching the 921 earthquake in Taiwan, I came across the story of a foundational collapse caused by the use of oil cans as filler material in the building structure. Displayed in a grid, like a city, the cans evoke the toxic horror of the loss of life in Taiwan. 

Gravel Field

Plaster
6' x 6' x 1"

Gravel Field is made from thirteen pieces of gravel, cast then carved into thousands of individual, delicate forms. Multiplied white plaster bits  combine into one large, easily crushed field of gravel. Instead of a functional patch, the cast rocks became vulnerable objects.

Gravel Field

Plaster
6' x 6' x 1"

[Detail]

Plaster Chicken

Plaster
16" x 16" x 4"

Plaster Chicken moves a chicken, as a stand in for a human body, from flesh into plaster, highlighting the fragility of our own internal structures. 

Sugar Chicken Breast

Sugar, Resin
6" x 4" x 3"

In order to make a body more precious, the flesh of the chicken breast is remade in sugar. 

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