Waterlines | 2017
Water is a tangled history. After over five years of drought in California, this year’s stormy winter brought an incredible amount of rain and snowfall. Come spring, the unprecedented precipitation brought a new set of concerns: flooding, cracking dam structures, and overflowing reservoirs. This brings significance to a phrase I am particularly fond of, "too little, too much". Waterlines is made in response to the urgencies of water in the age of climate change. Where does climate change become personal? How does the fluctuation of scarcity to abundance shape the climate of behavior? Created on-site in an intensive two-week collaboration based in Northern California, the process explores the fluidity of the photographic medium. With painter Jonathan Marquis, we weave together a correspondence of technical execution and intuitive response, following the flow of water from mountain source to sea.
Photographic images were made with a 4x5 field film camera and printed onto a cyanotype sensitized surface. Once processed and dried, the paper was painted with a second coat of cyanotype. The prints were then brought to the transitional shore of the Pacific Coast, where the artists continue the collaboration with water, sea, and wind. Final prints: 22" x 30"
The Gretel Project | 2015
Guided through rooms, doorways, stages and mirrors, The Gretel Project is an immersive, interactive theatre production with a cast of 17 actors, singers and dancers included five channels of video and a salon style wall of of framed photographs. A collaboration with Catherine Chung (writer), Lauren K. Alleyne (poet), and Sidney Boquiren (composer). University of Dubuque production made in collaboration with Amy Ressler, Theatre Director, and the University of Dubuque Theatre Department.
See related black and white photographs, The Gretel Project.
You Get What You Pay For | 2014
Nine-channel video, audio collage, installation. Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado. In collaboration with Chris Dacre.
It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas | 2012
Two channel video, three-channel audio installation. Nine modified surplus military parachutes, kinetic toy airplanes and paratrooper, repurposed walmart™ Christmas tree, found holiday card dated 1969, 24k gold-plated tank and many gifts. Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. In collaboration with Chris Dacre.