Portfolio

   Bus Stop Poetry Workshop    2015, socially engaged project and installation with marquee sign letters,  Socially engaged project in which the artist led collaborative poetry-writing workshops for participants from Highland High School and Highland neighborhood community members in Albuquerque, NM. Some of the resulting poetry was featured in a rotating installation on an neglected marquee sign near a bus stop in the neighborhood.

Bus Stop Poetry Workshop

2015, socially engaged project and installation with marquee sign letters,

Socially engaged project in which the artist led collaborative poetry-writing workshops for participants from Highland High School and Highland neighborhood community members in Albuquerque, NM. Some of the resulting poetry was featured in a rotating installation on an neglected marquee sign near a bus stop in the neighborhood.

 
 Detail (reverse side) from   Bus Stop Poetry Workshop

Detail (reverse side) from Bus Stop Poetry Workshop

 
   Transmissions    2017, Socially engaged project and installation with four radio transmitters and mirrored acrylic signs, dimensions variable  A four-channel sound installation for car radios, commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for the Edgewood, NM Town Park and Pavilion. The audio featured a conversation among three of the town’s residents on the topic of “persistence and change,” a theme chose by the New Mexico DCA. Each voice in the conversation was recorded separately and then broadcast on a separate radio transmitter. Thus, multiple cars and viewers will had to be present to hear the entire conversation. A fourth radio transmitter broadcast a field recording of wind blowing at the site, a prominent and persistent environmental feature in Edgewood

Transmissions

2017, Socially engaged project and installation with four radio transmitters and mirrored acrylic signs, dimensions variable

A four-channel sound installation for car radios, commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for the Edgewood, NM Town Park and Pavilion. The audio featured a conversation among three of the town’s residents on the topic of “persistence and change,” a theme chose by the New Mexico DCA. Each voice in the conversation was recorded separately and then broadcast on a separate radio transmitter. Thus, multiple cars and viewers will had to be present to hear the entire conversation. A fourth radio transmitter broadcast a field recording of wind blowing at the site, a prominent and persistent environmental feature in Edgewood

 
 Detail of   Transmissions

Detail of Transmissions

 
 Detail showing the recoding session to generate audio for   Transmissions

Detail showing the recoding session to generate audio for Transmissions

 
   (provisional) Park    2015, Socially engaged project and installation with houseplants and found furniture 35' x  40' x 12'  A project that temporarily transformed a Chicago gallery into a public park during the winter months. The indoor park space was created by temporarily borrowing houseplants from over 100 participants in the city. The plants were labeled with the names of their respective neighborhoods and were installed on pedestals built from donated furniture. (provisional) Park adopted the same policies of use as Chicago City Parks. That is, it was open daily to the public from 6AM-11PM as a non-prescriptive space for play and leisure. It also became a free venue for community members to stage other short-term projects, such as readings, concerts, and classes

(provisional) Park

2015, Socially engaged project and installation with houseplants and found furniture 35' x  40' x 12'

A project that temporarily transformed a Chicago gallery into a public park during the winter months. The indoor park space was created by temporarily borrowing houseplants from over 100 participants in the city. The plants were labeled with the names of their respective neighborhoods and were installed on pedestals built from donated furniture. (provisional) Park adopted the same policies of use as Chicago City Parks. That is, it was open daily to the public from 6AM-11PM as a non-prescriptive space for play and leisure. It also became a free venue for community members to stage other short-term projects, such as readings, concerts, and classes

 
 Installation view of   (provisional) Park   showing a public event at the park

Installation view of (provisional) Park showing a public event at the park

 
   A Piece for Two Hills and a City    2016, Installation with sod, fill dirt, and vinyl, 15' x 8' x 1'  A site-specific installation designed for gallery located on the 7th floor of a building in downtown Chicago. The installation replicated a small hill located 20 miles away that occupies the exact same elevation, 731 feet above sea level, as the gallery. Viewers were invited to walk on the hill and enact two performance scores that referenced vertical and horizontal movement through the city.

A Piece for Two Hills and a City

2016, Installation with sod, fill dirt, and vinyl, 15' x 8' x 1'

A site-specific installation designed for gallery located on the 7th floor of a building in downtown Chicago. The installation replicated a small hill located 20 miles away that occupies the exact same elevation, 731 feet above sea level, as the gallery. Viewers were invited to walk on the hill and enact two performance scores that referenced vertical and horizontal movement through the city.

 
 Installation view of   A Piece for Two Hills and a City

Installation view of A Piece for Two Hills and a City

 
 Piece #2 from   Several Pieces to Be Completed at Will     2016, Site-specific installation with vinyl wall text at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

Piece #2 from Several Pieces to Be Completed at Will 

2016, Site-specific installation with vinyl wall text at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

 
 Piece #2 from   Several Pieces to Be Completed at Will   

Piece #2 from Several Pieces to Be Completed at Will 

 
 Piece #2 from   Several Pieces to Be Completed at Will   

Piece #2 from Several Pieces to Be Completed at Will 

 
   1372549    2016, Performance and installation with furniture, plant, and water, 35’ x 27’ x 16’  Viewers were asked to stay in the gallery only for as long as they could hold their breath. The performer alternately read texts referencing the breath and the human body, while watering a plant and drinking from a jug of water. The piece’s title refers to the number of number of human breaths it would take to fill the gallery space at Nahmad Projects, where the performance took place.

1372549

2016, Performance and installation with furniture, plant, and water, 35’ x 27’ x 16’

Viewers were asked to stay in the gallery only for as long as they could hold their breath. The performer alternately read texts referencing the breath and the human body, while watering a plant and drinking from a jug of water. The piece’s title refers to the number of number of human breaths it would take to fill the gallery space at Nahmad Projects, where the performance took place.

 
 Detail of   1372549

Detail of 1372549

 
 Detail of   1372549

Detail of 1372549

 
         4309   from the   Xeriscapes     series  2017, Digital Print, 20" x 26"  Part of a series of altered photos documenting xeriscaping, a form of low water-usage landscaping common in the southwestern US. Each piece is titled after the street number of the house where the photo was taken.    

 

 

4309 from the Xeriscapes series

2017, Digital Print, 20" x 26"

Part of a series of altered photos documenting xeriscaping, a form of low water-usage landscaping common in the southwestern US. Each piece is titled after the street number of the house where the photo was taken. 

 

 
   302   from the   Xeriscapes     series  2016, Digital Print, 16" x  20"

302 from the Xeriscapes series

2016, Digital Print, 16" x  20"

 
   1731   from the   Xeriscapes     series  2017, Digital Print, 20" x  26"

1731 from the Xeriscapes series

2017, Digital Print, 20" x  26"

 
   4245   from the   Xeriscapes     series  2016, Digital Print, 16" x  20"

4245 from the Xeriscapes series

2016, Digital Print, 16" x  20"

 
   8109   from the   Xeriscapes     series  2017, Digital Print, 20" x  26"

8109 from the Xeriscapes series

2017, Digital Print, 20" x  26"