a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

 

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

 

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

a home

a home

 

a home is where I hid.

a home is where I wasn’t.

a home is where I thought I could heal.

a home is where I tried so hard.

 

a home is where I feel at home.

 

a home is where I hang my clothes. are those my clothes?

the pictures don’t look like me.

 

I’ll clean.

and reflect.

 

now I can

Ellipsis, Installation View

Ellipsis, Installation View

2016

Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

...Spread Too Thin, Installation View

...Spread Too Thin, Installation View

2016

Maple, mirror, rice

L to R: 31.5” x25.5"x1”, 23.5”x29.5"x1", 18.5”x23”x1”, 17.5”x17.5”x1”, 13.5”x17.5”x1”, 15.5”x12.5”x1”, 9.5”x13.5”x1”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

...Spread Too Thin

...Spread Too Thin

2016

Maple, mirror, rice

17.5”x17.5”x1”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

...Spread Too Thin

...Spread Too Thin

2016

Maple, mirror, rice

 15.5”x12.5”x1”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

Don’t Fit…

Don’t Fit…

2016

Maple, inkjet on cotton, rice

12”x12”x1” each

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

In Don’t Fit…, I view the frame as an expectation to be met or an obligation to be fulfilled. I gave myself the task of filling the frame with rice in a single layer. But over time, as the rice dries, the pieces reveal that I actually did not fulfill the task. Even though we may put our best efforts forward, we should not expect or accept that who we think we should be or who we think others think we should be is realistic or usual.

Ellipsis, Installation View

Ellipsis, Installation View

2016

Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

It’s Myself…

It’s Myself…

2016

Maple, mirror, rice

L to R: 9”x5”x.5”, 5”x3.5”x.5”, 16”x6.5”x.5, 9”x9”x.5”, 10”x10”x.5”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

…Never Seem… (blouse)

…Never Seem… (blouse)

2016

17”x25”x3”

Silk, rice

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

…Never Seem... is inspired by the convention of clothing and how they can become so closely related and tied to our identity. Garments are our second skin, and arguably our primary skin. For me personally, clothing has always be related to scrutiny. There’s always a gentle whisper that reminds me of all the inadequacies can come from the culture of clothes. Sometimes I worry about my clothes not matching, being too big, being too small, being too expensive, looking cheap, looking outdated, looking worn out. There can be a lot of expectation and obligation that is attached to the clothing that we wear. With …Never Seem… , I ask at what point does our second skin become so rigid with compliance that we lose our breathing room?

Ellipsis, Installation View

Ellipsis, Installation View

2016

Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

...Try So…

...Try So…

2016

Oak, porcelain, rice

68”x60”x48”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

...Try So… (detail)

...Try So… (detail)

2016

Oak, porcelain, rice

68”x60”x48”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

...Try So… (detail)

...Try So… (detail)

2016

Oak, porcelain, rice

68”x60”x48”

Photo Credit: Zach Felts

Consistency seems to be a desirable trait whether it is in personality, performance or the products and services that we purchase. The act of making the tableware allowed me to display my personal attempt at providing and performing consistency. 

Rice Tools

Rice Tools

L to R: Rice Paddle, Rice Spoon, Rice Colander, Rice Scoops

2015

maple, sterling silver, raised copper (12”x12” disk), copper,  powder coat, brass screws, brass

L to R: 8”x3”x.75”, 5.5”x1.25”x.75”, 14”x11.5”x7.5”, 3.5”x1.75”x1.75”, 4.5”x1.75”x1.75”

Blanket

Blanket

2015

rice, rice glue, latex, aluminum wire, monofilament

11”x4”x5”

Photo Credit: Rachel Lin Weaver

Chocked

Chocked

2015

rice, rice glue, latex, aluminum wire, monofilament

3.5”x4”x4.5”

Rice + Latex Necklaces

Rice + Latex Necklaces

2015

rice, rice glue, latex, monofilament

8”x12”x.5” each

Rice Necklace

Rice Necklace

2015

rice, rice glue, thread

17.5"x7.5"x.5"

Latex Necklace

Latex Necklace

2015

latex, monofilament

10”x15”x1”

Latex Necklace Angle.jpg
Rice Bracelet Stack

Rice Bracelet Stack

2015

rice, rice glue, latex, aluminum wire, monofilament

3”x3”x.5” each, 10”x3”x3” stacked

Rice Bracelet Stack, detail

Rice Bracelet Stack, detail

2015

rice, rice glue, latex, aluminum wire, monofilament

3”x3”x.5” each, 10”x3”x3” stacked

Always a Part Of...01

Always a Part Of...01

2016

maple, glass, iron oxide decal, plexiglas, LED lights

9”x7”x4”

Always A Part Of...02

Always A Part Of...02

2016

maple, glass, iron oxide decal, plexiglas, LED lights

9”x11”x4”

Always A Part Of...03

Always A Part Of...03

2016

maple, glass, iron oxide decal, plexiglas, LED lights

6”x8”x4”

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

 

 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

RID

RID

2015

found objects, people, energy 

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

 

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

 

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

2015

found objects, mixed media, people, self-analysis

Dominion

Dominion

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x61”x3”

A motif in my work is control (or lack of) over the way my identity appears and the way it is perceived. This piece is a further exploration of control with distortion as the result. The contrived processes that I used show evidence of heavy-handedness, from the exposed nails in the frames, the untrimmed monofilament left on the piece that appears in the imagery to emphasis hand-sewing, to the square cropping of the images. I made rice to make beads, which was then photographed, then edited and cropped, then printed and framed. All of these deliberately chosen actions add up to the distortion that is on display.

Dominion, detail

Dominion, detail

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x61”x3”

Dominion 1

Dominion 1

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x12”x3”

Dominion 2

Dominion 2

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x12”x3”

 

Dominion 3

Dominion 3

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x12”x3”

Dominion 4

Dominion 4

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x12”x3”

Dominion 5

Dominion 5

2015

maple, inkjet print, cotton

12”x12”x3”

Hiding I: Behind the Curtains

Hiding I: Behind the Curtains

2015

rice wrapper, wood, steel, found objects

4.5’x5.5’x1.5’

Exaggeration, omission, fabrication and illusion are few methods of editing one’s persona. This piece focuses on omission. This kind of omission functions similar to hiding and concealing, or the attempt to. Utilizing the action of hiding as a metaphor for omitting or concealing visually illustrates this internal process, however, total concealment is not achievable. 

Framed - Bracelet

Framed - Bracelet

2014    

poplar, double frosted mylar

4’x3’x1”

Framed - Earrings

Framed - Earrings

2014

poplar, double frosted mylar

3’x3’x1”

Framed - Necklace, side

Framed - Necklace, side

2014

poplar, double frosted mylar

3’x3’x1”

Framed - Necklace

Framed - Necklace

2014

poplar, double frosted mylar

5’x3’x1”

Expression Harness

Expression Harness

2014

gold-platedbrass, latex

12”x.25”x.25”

Express to Impress

Express to Impress

2014

video, 3:22

Abscessus Auctus Apatiaitis

Abscessus Auctus Apatiaitis

2013

balsa wood, spackle, water color, latex, epoxy

12”x7”x1”

Abscessus Auctus Apathiaitis

Abscessus Auctus Apathiaitis

2013

balsa wood, spackle, water color, latex, epoxy

12”x7”x1”

Apscessus Impotentia Sensusitis

Apscessus Impotentia Sensusitis

2013

foam, cardboard, spackle, water color, latex, epoxy

16”x13”x8”

Autus: Speciman #1

Autus: Speciman #1

2013

balsa wood, spackle, water color, latex, brass, epoxy

4”x4”x4”

Autus: Speciman #1

Autus: Speciman #1

2013

balsa wood, spackle, water color, latex, brass, epoxy

4”x4”x4”

Autus: Speciman #2

Autus: Speciman #2

2013

balsa wood, spackle, water color, latex, copper, epoxy

2.5”x2”x1.5”

Translucent Fading: Necklace

Translucent Fading: Necklace

2015

aluminum wire, rice paper wrapper

17x53x1cm

Translucent Fading: Twin Pins I

Translucent Fading: Twin Pins I

2015

aluminum wire, rice paper wrapper, found wood

L: 4x15.5x2.5cm, R: 4x15x2.5cm

Translucent Fading: Twin Pins II

Translucent Fading: Twin Pins II

2015

aluminum wire, rice paper wrapper, found wood

L: 7x18x2.5cm, R: 8x15x2.5cm

Lacrimo Specimen

Lacrimo Specimen

2013

22”x7”x18.5”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum

Lacrimo Specimen #1: Angst

Lacrimo Specimen #1: Angst

2013

6”x6”x17”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum

Lacrimo Specimen #1: Angst

Lacrimo Specimen #1: Angst

2013

6”x6”x17”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum

Lacrimo Specimen #2: Conflict

Lacrimo Specimen #2: Conflict

2013

7”x7”x18.5”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum 

Lacrimo Specimen #2: Conflict

Lacrimo Specimen #2: Conflict

2013

7”x7”x18.5”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum

Lacrimo Specimen #3: Indecision

Lacrimo Specimen #3: Indecision

2013

5.5”x5.5”x16.5”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum

Lacrimo Specimen #3: Indecision

Lacrimo Specimen #3: Indecision

2013

5.5”x5.5”x16.5”

copper, wool wax, glass, aluminum

KP Alba

KP Alba

2010

10”x 6”x 6”

latex rubber, monofilament, broom bristles

KP Alba

KP Alba

2010

10”x 6”x 6”

latex rubber, monofilament, broom bristles

KP Alba

KP Alba

2010

10”x 6”x 6”

latex rubber, monofilament, broom bristles

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

2010

11”x 6.5”x 5”

plastic, monofilament, eyelets, boning

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

2010

11”x 6.5”x 5”

plastic, monofilament, eyelets, boning

 

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

2010

11”x 6.5”x 5”

plastic, monofilament, eyelets, boning

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

2010   

video, 2:34

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

2010

11”x 6.5”x 5”

plastic, monofilament, eyelets, boning

 

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

Reconstructive Adipose Corset

2010

11”x 6.5”x 5”

plastic, monofilament, eyelets, boning

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

2010   

video, 2:34

Blah-Phartso-Plasty

Blah-Phartso-Plasty

2009

5”x 13”x 13”

aluminum, steel springs