2017, 72’’ x 72’’
Engraved text on glass mirror panels
The installation is dedicated to Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Roni Horn, who have 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. As viewers walk on top of the work, the panels quickly crack and fissure.
Found artifical flowers, ridged foam, monofilament, wire
This installation was created using discarded artificial flowers left by loved ones in local cemeteries after they have ceased to serve their intended purpose. Each 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.
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.