Architecture for Curating, Co-opting, Controlling, Commodity and Codependence (2017)
Why Me? (Performance/Demo 2015)
Interchangeable Indistinguishable or Substitutable (2006)
Difficulty Rightly Framing It (2006)
Difficulty Rightly Framing It, is a response to the expectation that I would construct a personal identity, art practice, and narrative within the architecture and mindset of institutions formed from origins that are not mine. This can reference advanced arts education, the glass community, the greater arts community, or the capitalist forces that guide our social architecture. This work evolved from a practice of extracting history and meaning from glass and glass history, following techniques and forms as they evolved along trade routes only to realize that those vessels were not designed to carry my story.
Container #1 (2006)
Container #1 is a construction that places the body into a contained visual. It is a reflection on “Glass” and the concept of vessel, and how glass as art oftentimes begins with material and technical limitations that must be reckoned with. This work illustrates my process of breaking down the limitations learned in my indoctrination into the “glass world.”
Monotone Funnel Study (2004)
Monotone Funnel Study references the pedestals of Brancusi and the re contextualizing of Fred Wilson by spotlighting a form that is as much a theoretical diagram of the universe as it is a way to get water into a jar. For me the funnel is a form that provides a visualization for learning and condensing our narratives into the moment in front of us. It is a diagram for experiencing a work of art in the way that what we see is a manifestation of all that an artist may have experienced, processed through the accumulation of the experiences of a viewer.