Brooklyn, NY 2013

Material List:

  • Dirt, Stone and Leaves
  • Corn – whole plant grown on panel
  • Oxidized Steel
  • Oxidized Copper
  • Cement
  • Salt
  • Coffee
  • Burnt Wood
  • Human Hair
  • Toxic Water
  • Grass Seeds
  • Shredded Office Paper
  • Garbage Bags
  • Discarded Plastic Containers

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Remediate
Remediate
Hemp, Performer
The performer laid on the ground while crouchet was made to suspend her. She remained suspended until ready to be released.
35 lbs. of Steel
55 lbs. of Steel
Powdered Steel
This is held together by rust making it a solid cube. This useless by-product of steel will slowly transform this object back into a powder.
CondensationCube
Condensation Cube – Exterior
Steel, Water, Air Currents, Refrigerator. Climate in Exhibition Situation.
This began as a highly polished surface with reflective qualities. As the air is chilled around the cube, condensation slowly accumulates and slowly breaks down its own system.
10″ Cubed
GarbageDirt_sm
Garbage Dirt
Dirt, Water, Garbage Bags, Rope, Shredded Office Paper, Grass Seeds.
Garbage juice leaked onto the paper and seeds. It took three days for the seeds to sprout. This photo is taken ten days later.
Soil Soak Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas. Each canvas installment is approximately 42" x 60". Raw canvas was attached to a concrete wall. Compost material was piled at the foot of each canvas to make dirt and document the process.
Soil Soak
Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas.
Raw canvas was attached to a concrete wall for nine months. Compost material was piled at the foot of each canvas to make dirt and document the process.
Each canvas installment is approximately 42″ x 60″
Soil Soak Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas. Each canvas installment is approximately 42" x 60". Raw canvas was attached to a concrete wall. Compost material was piled at the foot of each canvas to make dirt and document the process.
Soil Soak
Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas.
Raw canvas was attached to a concrete wall for nine months. Compost material was piled at the foot of each canvas to make dirt and document the process.
Each canvas installment is approximately 42″ x 60″
Soil Soak Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas. Each canvas installment is approximately 42" x 60". Raw canvas was attached to a concrete wall. Compost material was piled at the foot of each canvas to make dirt and document the process.
Soil Soak
Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas.
Raw canvas was attached to a concrete wall for nine months. Compost material was piled at the foot of each canvas to make dirt and document the process.
42″ x 72″
Soil Soak Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas. Each canvas installment is approximately 42" x 60". Pustules paintings are buried in soil as the earthworms filter through it.
Soil Soak
Composted Dirt, Oil Paintings
12 Pustule paintings are buried in soil as the earthworms filter through it.
installment is approximately 42″ x 60″
Birth is Death
Birth is Death
Hemp, Burlap, Glue, Beeswax, Earth
Buried in purchased dirt for five months.
Soil Soak Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas. Each canvas installment is approximately 42" x 60". For three months this canvas soaked in the filthy, toxic water of Newtown Creek, New York. Hurricane Sandy also left its mark.
Newtown Creek, 10/10/12 – 01/10/2013
Cotton Canvas, Toxic Water
This canvas soaked in the filthy, toxic water of Newtown Creek, New York for three months. Hurricane Sandy also left its mark.
60″ x 108″
Soil Soak Composted Dirt, Cotton Canvas. Each canvas installment is approximately 42" x 60". For two months this canvas soaked in the filthy, toxic water of Newtown Creek, New York.
Newtown Creek, 01/10/2013 – 03/10/2013
Cotton Canvas, Toxic Water
This canvas soaked in the filthy, toxic water of Newtown Creek, New York for two months.
48″ x 52″
Salt Bath Hemp Twine, Burnt Wood Beams, Steel Vessel, Saturated Saline, Cotton Canvas, Salt Crystals 6' x 6' x 17' Burnt wood beams were taken from the Main Building at Pratt Institute after the sixth floor was completely destroyed by a fire of February 2013. Saline was filled to the rim of the vessel. As the wood soaked up some of the liquid, the vessel slowly dripped onto the canvas below creating pure white salt crystals.
Salt Bath
Hemp Twine, Burnt Wood Beams, Steel Vessel, Saturated Saline, Cotton Canvas, Salt Crystals
Burnt wood beams were taken from the Main Building at Pratt Institute after the sixth floor was completely destroyed by a fire of February 2013. Saline was filled to the rim of the vessel. As the wood soaked up some of the liquid, the vessel slowly dripped onto the canvas below creating pure white salt crystals.
6′ x 6′ x 17′
Salt Bath - Solo Hemp Twine, Burnt Wood Beams, Steel Vessel, Saturated Saline, Cotton Canvas, Salt Crystals 18" x 18" x 180" Burnt wood beams were taken from the Main Building at Pratt Institute after the sixth floor was completely destroyed by a fire of February 2013. Saline was filled to the rim of the vessel. As the wood soaked up some of the liquid, the vessel slowly dripped onto the canvas below creating pure white salt crystals.
Salt Bath – Solo
Hemp Twine, Burnt Wood Beams, Steel Vessel, Saturated Saline, Cotton Canvas, Salt Crystals
Burnt wood beams were taken from the Main Building at Pratt Institute after the sixth floor was completely destroyed by a fire of February 2013. Saline was filled to the rim of the vessel. As the wood soaked up some of the liquid, the vessel slowly dripped onto the canvas below creating pure white salt crystals.
18″ x 18″ x 180″
Salt Bath - Crystals Cotton Canvas, Salt Crystals 72" x 72" Burnt wood beams were taken from the Main Building at Pratt Institute after the sixth floor was completely destroyed by a fire of February 2013. Saline was filled to the rim of the vessel. As the wood soaked up some of the liquid, the vessel slowly dripped onto the canvas below creating pure white salt crystals.
Salt Bath – Crystals
Cotton Canvas, Salt Crystals
Burnt wood beams were taken from the Main Building at Pratt Institute after the sixth floor was completely destroyed by a fire of February 2013. Saline was filled to the rim of the vessel. As the wood soaked up some of the liquid, the vessel slowly dripped onto the canvas below creating pure white salt crystals.
72″ x 72″
Diuretic - Complete 60" x 48" x 120" Canvas, Hemp Rope, Coffee Grounds, Water
Diuretic – Complete
Canvas, Hemp Rope, Coffee Grounds, Water
60″ x 48″ x 120″
Diuretic - Exposed 60" x 48" x 120" Canvas, Hemp Rope, Coffee Grounds, Water
Diuretic – Exposed
Canvas, Hemp Rope, Coffee Grounds, Water
60″ x 48″ x 120″
Diuretic - Documentation 60" x 48" Canvas, Hemp Rope, Coffee Grounds, Water
Diuretic – Documentation
Canvas, Hemp Rope, Coffee Grounds, Water
60″ x 48″
Pipe Drip Steel Pipe, Rain Water, Canvas 10' x 10' x 10' room size
Pipe Drip
Steel Pipe, Rain Water, Canvas
10′ x 10′ x 10′ room size
Macklen Mayse Human Hair, Canvas, Afternoon Breeze, Spring Rain 72" x 64"
Macklen Mayse
Human Hair, Canvas, Afternoon Breeze, Spring Rain
72″ x 64″
Grate Droppings Detritus on Canvas The canvas lay under a steel staircase for eight months. 68" x 48"
Grate Droppings
Detritus on Canvas
This canvas lay under a steel staircase for eight months.
68″ x 48″
Corn Drought Corn Plant, Concrete, Dirt, Acrylic Paint, Metal Mesh on Wood Panel. 36" x 48" The surface was constructed then buried in the soil to allow corn to grow from a seed.
Corn Drought
Corn Plant, Concrete, Dirt, Acrylic Paint, Metal Mesh on Wood Panel.
The surface was constructed then buried in the soil to allow corn to grow from a seed.
36″ x 48″
Coffee Soaked Earth Coffee, Dirt, Acrylic Paint, Metal Mesh on Wood Panel The surface was constructed then buried in the soil to allow it to decay then coffee dripped onto it for three days as it lay flat on the ground in exhibition space.
Coffee Soaked Earth
Coffee, Dirt, Acrylic Paint, Metal Mesh on Wood Panel
The surface was constructed then buried in the soil to allow it to decay then coffee dripped onto it for three days as it lay flat on the ground in exhibition space.
36″ x 48″