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Prism'n 1

Prism’n

2021

Steel c-channel, ws2813 LEDs, magnetic locks

16 feet x 8 feet x 10 feet

I prepared a social experiment only possible at Burning Man, but it was postponed due to Covid-19. The piece will be a two part cage where one door can open at a time; only when one door locks will the other open. A participant must consensually trap themselves to free the participant in the other side. It will test the hypothesis, if we normalize surrendering freedom for the benefit of others, then people will willingly lock themselves in a cage regardless of attitudes or fear. If participants consensually sacrifice their own freedom to help others it will demonstrate that norms adjustment through art can alter behavior to increase generosity, trust, and inclusivity.

How do people react when they perceive their freedom to be at risk? What does self-expression look like under radical constraints? What does giving look like if it requires sacrifice? We are trapped together on this planet and need to cooperate to survive

teapot dark side 1
teapot dark 2
deep teapot metal

Deep Tea

 

2019

Aluminum c-channel, LEDs, teensy 3.6, steel, wood, bicycle

8 feet x 6 feet x 10 feet

This moving art installation provided sanctuary and warmth for those who go deep. A pixel-mapped tea kettle appeared in the desert each night, ready for those who wander their minds. Frozen seekers of art and connection found moments of heart, tea, and camaraderie. This is made entirely of recycled materials.

 

A car wreck on the way to Black Rock City almost ruined the project, partially crushing the kettle, and breaking the front of the bike. We rode on with just the back wheel, creating an absurd spectacle!

Coyote Sculpture
Coyote spirit Mural

Animalist Iterations

 

2020

By exploring the animal sides of ourselves we can connect better with this Earth, and empathize with non-human communities. A sketch became a digital painting, a laser cut stencil, an airbrushed mural, and finally a welded stainless steel sculpture. I’ve pursued similar experiments with other animals.

Sun Coyote Mural

Air-brushed acrylic paint, laser-cut stencil

4 feet x 2.5 feet

Steel Coyote Sculpture

Welded recycled stainless steel, heart of burnt wood and LEDs.

5 feet x 1.5 feet x 3 feet

Beholden painting

Integration

2020

Oil paint, handmade wood panel

30 inches x 46 inches

Wolf and woman united. She becomes the animal to transcend it. She accepts her fear, violence, instinct, and raw passions, and transforms them into awareness.

Beholden

 

2020

Oil paint, canvas

42 inches x 36 inches

Creation and perception are one and the same. Knowing one’s power requires recognizing one’s responsibility and duty to life and beauty. We are all beholden to each other and to this Earth.

Integration painting

Infinity Pod

 

2019

Mirrors, LEDs, DMX King, wood, computer

5 feet x 5 feet x 10 feet

In a phone booth sized installation, a dodecagon of mirrored panels surrounds the participant. Between the vertices are dancing lights. Seeing oneself reflected into infinity is as enthralling as the light show.

This experience gives the participant three choices: You can stare at the lights, you can look at yourself a thousand different ways, or you can stare past both and seek the emptiness.

Infinity Pod 2
Infinity Pod 1

Looking Glass Series

Broken mirrors, light, self-reflection and environmental themes.

I began this series because mirrors were breaking all around me. Through the life of the infinity pod, the mirrors slowly became more cracked and broken. Hundreds of people coming through the psychedelic portal could not help but bump into the sides. This and traumas in my life at the time made me consider, what do we do when things break?

Hamsa

2019

Shattered mirror and glass, LEDs, arduino

24 inches x 38 inches x 3 inches

The River

2019

Shattered mirror and glass, LEDs, arduino

36 inches x 25 inches x 3 inches

Hamsa reflection light

The Broken You

2019

Shattered mirror and glass, LEDs, arduino

6 feet x 6 feet x 4 inches

Burning Forest installation

Burning Forest Installation

At Radiant Space, LA CA

 

This solo show was an opportunity to showcase the Burning Light sculptures in an immersive installation. I lined the gallery with giant mirrors, mylar, and colorful “tree-spirit” resin pieces. I wanted participants to see themselves reflected in the burnt forest and consider their responsibility. 

Burning Forest close up

Burning Light Sculptures

These wood sculptures are wrought with wood from California forest fires, carved, then filled with recycled glass shards and LEDs. By bringing light to the wood it is reborn with the hope that every eye witnessing will add to the cause of environmentalism. 

Sacred Core

2018

Burnt wood, LEDs, concrete, steel

12 inches x 12 inches x 53 inches 

Stream

Ember

2017

Burnt wood, LEDs, concrete, steel

5 inches x 4 inches x 22 inches

Phoenix

Obelisk

2017

Burnt wood, LEDs, concrete, steel

14 inches x 14 inches x 76 inches

Phoenix

2018

Burnt wood, LEDs, concrete, steel

14 inches x 16 inches x 100 inches