2010 Collection: Three large projects documented in 2010 are Wayfinding for a solo show at the Courtyard Gallery, an outdoor exhibition Carnival Balloon Game for Art City Austin 2010, and Art Lives Here Signposts for Art Outside.
Wayfinding is a wall installation using mixed media in a 102′ long space at the Courtyard Gallery at the AT&T Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Paper, paint, plaster and steel were used to represent the four elements: air, water, earth and fire. For fire, there are 10 compositional elements made from torch cut steel shapes taken from previous paintings and drawings. For air, clouds made from silver ink drawings on rice paper float at the top of the walls. For water, blue paint drips layer and interact with the other elements. For earth, spiraling cones cluster like trees or mountians, made from plaster cast from rubber molds of romanesco broccoli.
Carnival Balloon Game is an interactive piece where participants use waterguns with pigmented water to shoot color at cast plaster shapes made from balloons that hang on a wood wall. The cast balloons in many different shapes looked very suggestive, and after they were shot with color, were used to make wall-hung pieces or trophies.
Art Lives Here Signposts: In April 2010 for my –Pecha Kucha– presentation, my friend Holly Fisher helped me make an animated map of my community. I wanted to expand on this idea by creating art signposts that mark places and people that are significant to me, and hang signposts on my paths in the world.
To let others participate in community, I made lots of signposts, priced them as affordably as possible, $50, $75, $100 and $150 by size. You can “opt in” to my community and hang an “Art Lives Here” signpost at your house and go online to mark your spot on my map. –See this post for further instructions– and here is a link to the MAP: –ART LIVES HERE MAP–
2009 Collection: The oil paintings from 2009 are accompanied by ink drawings and sculptures in mixed media. The artwork references systems of energy, quotes from novels, and resurfacing symbols for psychological behavior patterns. The sculpture materials include carved wood and steel using welding/grinding, water jet and laser jet cutting, and machine-fabricated parts and hand-made details.