Drinking Straws

 Opposites Attract  Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, earth magnets approximately 18” x 24” x 12” (varies)  Description: Interactive wall installation. Viewers are encouraged to re-compose the drinking straws that are attracted to the other drinking straws due to the pre-inserted magnets

Opposites Attract

Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, earth magnets
approximately 18” x 24” x 12” (varies) 
Description: Interactive wall installation. Viewers are encouraged to re-compose the drinking straws that are attracted to the other drinking straws due to the pre-inserted magnets

 Drip  Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, house paint, hotmelt glue; installation at Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR 12’ x 5’x 3’   

Drip

Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, house paint, hotmelt glue; installation at Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR
12’ x 5’x 3’

 

 Drip (detail)  Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, house paint, hotmelt glue; installation at Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR 12’ x 5’x 3’

Drip (detail)

Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, house paint, hotmelt glue; installation at Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR
12’ x 5’x 3’

 Drip (detail)  Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, house paint, hotmelt glue; installation at Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR 12’ x 5’x 3’

Drip (detail)

Drilled holes in sheetrock wall, drinking straws, house paint, hotmelt glue; installation at Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, OR
12’ x 5’x 3’

 “Oh Varian Sea”  The origin of “Oh Varian Sea” came from finding unusual used lab equipment in a chicken coop while I was on a residency in California. Mulling over the damaging effects of industrialization and consumer culture on the natural landscape, “Oh Varian Sea” is an imagined scientific landscape. In this piece, the mysterious lab sample explodes into a synthetic wonderland composed not only of the found scientific objects, but also miscellaneous debris, pvc pipes, multi-colored wires, and electric green drinking straws linked together, suggesting slime tubes. With references to nature and the blooming spring, this lab-scape, as the title suggests, is a play on production, reproduction, and the spirit of growth. Plastic drinking straws, mixed media 12’ x 9’ x 10’

“Oh Varian Sea”

The origin of “Oh Varian Sea” came from finding unusual used lab equipment in a chicken coop while I was on a residency in California. Mulling over the damaging effects of industrialization and consumer culture on the natural landscape, “Oh Varian Sea” is an imagined scientific landscape. In this piece, the mysterious lab sample explodes into a synthetic wonderland composed not only of the found scientific objects, but also miscellaneous debris, pvc pipes, multi-colored wires, and electric green drinking straws linked together, suggesting slime tubes. With references to nature and the blooming spring, this lab-scape, as the title suggests, is a play on production, reproduction, and the spirit of growth. Plastic drinking straws, mixed media
12’ x 9’ x 10’

 Air-Orogeny  Site-specific installation at Weir Farm Art Center, CT. Plastic drinking straws, pvc pipe, monofilament, pipe cleaners, mixed media 12' x 9' x 10'

Air-Orogeny

Site-specific installation at Weir Farm Art Center, CT. Plastic drinking straws, pvc pipe, monofilament, pipe cleaners, mixed media
12' x 9' x 10'

 Air-Orogeny  Detail

Air-Orogeny

Detail

 Compulsive Consumer Cartography  Site-specific installation at Governors Island Art Fair. Plastic drinking straws, pvc pipe, monofilament, pipe cleaners, mixed media 8' x 9' x 10'

Compulsive Consumer Cartography

Site-specific installation at Governors Island Art Fair. Plastic drinking straws, pvc pipe, monofilament, pipe cleaners, mixed media
8' x 9' x 10'

 Compulsive Consumer Cartography  Detail at Governors Island Art Fair

Compulsive Consumer Cartography

Detail at Governors Island Art Fair

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 Varian Sea  Floor installation composed of silica disks, laboratory equipment, water, cut drinking straws, multi-colored polymers, pompoms, and wire

Varian Sea

Floor installation composed of silica disks, laboratory equipment, water, cut drinking straws, multi-colored polymers, pompoms, and wire

 Varian Sea  Detail

Varian Sea

Detail

 Varian Sea  Detail

Varian Sea

Detail

 Varian Sea  Detail

Varian Sea

Detail

 Varian Sea Revisited  Cut drinking straws, multi-colored polymers, pompoms, wire, watercolor on paper

Varian Sea Revisited

Cut drinking straws, multi-colored polymers, pompoms, wire, watercolor on paper

 Varian Sea Revisited  Detail

Varian Sea Revisited

Detail

 Varian Sea Revisited  Detail

Varian Sea Revisited

Detail

 Green Window  Site-specific window installation composed of plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearler Beads, colored wire 5' x 3' x 1"

Green Window

Site-specific window installation composed of plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearler Beads, colored wire
5' x 3' x 1"

 Perelandria  Plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearler Beads, colored wire, illuminated pedestal 5 1/2" x 23" x 20"

Perelandria

Plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearler Beads, colored wire, illuminated pedestal
5 1/2" x 23" x 20"

 Perelandra  Detail

Perelandra

Detail

 Perelandra  Alternate view

Perelandra

Alternate view

 Crawling Inside  Plastic straws and q-tips  10" x 10" x 8"

Crawling Inside

Plastic straws and q-tips
10" x 10" x 8"

 Crawling Inside  Back view

Crawling Inside

Back view

 Swelling  Plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearler Beads, colored wire, mylar, packing balls, thermometer, electrical light 18" x 32" x 32"

Swelling

Plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearler Beads, colored wire, mylar, packing balls, thermometer, electrical light
18" x 32" x 32"

 Swelling  Alternate view

Swelling

Alternate view

 Swelling  Alternate view

Swelling

Alternate view

 Trap  Plastic drinking straws, colored wire, q-tips, pompoms, mirrored animals 18" x 15" x 12"

Trap

Plastic drinking straws, colored wire, q-tips, pompoms, mirrored animals
18" x 15" x 12"

 Trap  Detail

Trap

Detail

 Fire Fungus Bluff  Plastic drinking straws, Pearler Beads, plastic pizza ring  5" x 16" x 4"

Fire Fungus Bluff

Plastic drinking straws, Pearler Beads, plastic pizza ring
5" x 16" x 4"

 Fire Fungus Bluff  Alternate View

Fire Fungus Bluff

Alternate View

 From a Home  Mixed media  10" x 13" x 13"

From a Home

Mixed media
10" x 13" x 13"

 From a Home  Alternate view   

From a Home

Alternate view

 

 Hormone Fertility Goddess  Pearler Beads, mylar, drinking straws, sewing pins, graphite, paper, pompoms 6 1/2" x 6" x 6"

Hormone Fertility Goddess

Pearler Beads, mylar, drinking straws, sewing pins, graphite, paper, pompoms
6 1/2" x 6" x 6"