Spanning several years, "Signaling" is an ongoing collection of photographs displayed as diptychs. A common tool for survival issued by the army, the signal mirror is a simple reflective mirror used to communicate information and one's location across vast spaces. “Signaling” is an unfolding vernacular of communication through the prism of spatial proximity and distance where the resulting images communicate the emotional and physical distance between two people. Within various landscapes, this series is a reaction to environmental and relational shifts, revealing distance and intimacy. By using an antiquated tool for survival, a romantic urgency emerges through the series. The evolving photographs highlight a playful affection alongside an aching for connection.
“If you ever need to talk (San Francisco)”
2015, 22’’ x 29’’
Acrylic on found poster [From Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled” (Veterans Day Sale) 1989]
A series of identical posters were hand-painted and installed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. They are from a series of public interventions that repurpose individual sheets from the much-celebrated “stacks” created by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. They are each an attempt to honor him and extend the abundance of his rich minimalist works within a contemporary milieu. My phone number was offered to the audience on tabs located on the bottom of the paper.
2016, Variable Installation
String, wire, foam, found artificial flowers
This installation was created using discarded artificial flowers left by loved ones in local cemeteries after they ceased to serve their intended purpose. Each threadbare and sun-bleached petal provides evidence of its journey, both physical and emotional, yet collectively they help realize a larger statement about humanity, having lost the particulars of their individual origins.
2017, 72’’ x 72’'
Engraved text on glass mirror panels
"Silver Field" is dedicated to Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Roni Horn, who have both approached artmaking from a place of fundamental authenticity and generosity. They both created works titled "Gold Field" displayed on the floor. Their collaborative and conversational body of work is directly cited in this work.