Till.

Till, 2018 mud, wax Through use of the archive (both personal and acquired), my work examines the socioeconomic makeup of the Rust Belt and how it affects society. Using vernacular objects and imagery, I construct narratives of place that elevate the ordinary by means of arrangement and transformation. My practice uses stand-ins for specific memories …

Pillar.

The house was ablaze, but I feared looking back. What if I too were a pillar of salt?       Pillar, 2018 4.24" x 5'10" found photographs, metal, wax, dirt The column of light boxes speak to my religious upbringing and continuous struggle with justifying my leaving home. The poem references the biblical story …

Spectacular Sculpture.

I have been incredibly fortunate to get to be in a wonderful sculpture class this semester filled with exceptionally talented people.  Over the past few weeks our instructor has been working on creating a blog for us (and future CCAD sculpture students) to showcase our work.  If you have a free moment please check it out …

You Longed Greatly For Your Father’s House.

I made a pinhole camera in the shape of a very influential outbuilding from my childhood home.  I then took it back there, set it on a rickety old stool and shot the shed, creating kinetic images of my past. The further I'm pulled away from home (childhood), the tighter I cling on to the …

Nesting.

This morning I woke up, looked across the room at my clothes hamper, and felt the need to nest.  I gathered the cloth from the basket and created a space in which I could lay.  Then I snapped a picture.  Something about the action of gathering materials from my surroundings, creating a temporary sculpture, placing myself within …