INSTALLATION

Rooms to Let 2018
It's Always Now
It's Always Now

site-specific installation clothes, wire fence, wood painted sign 2018

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Rooms to Let 2017

Ghost

Ghost, 2017
Ghost, 2017

Ghost, consists of two hangings made from plastic bags, and toilet paper/paper towel tubes. The materials themselves are debris of everyday life. The materials have been strung and hung from the ceiling of the second floor and continue into the downstairs through a hole cut in the floor. They are installed in front of what was once the kitchen cabinets, all that is left now is what remains of the walls and layers of old wall paper telling the history of the house like ghost prints.

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Ghost, 2017
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Heart

Heart, 2017
Heart, 2017

Heart consists of bed sheets, table clothes, blankets, curtains, and towels encasing the chimney. The chimney is the heart of a home; where the warmth is produced. The specific items are materials used to create a home. These items have been used for their original purpose and showed wear; it was time they moved on to become something more. This connects the materials to the life of the house at 5804 Hosmer. It has been used for its intended purpose, a home, and it is now time for it to move on.

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Heart, 2017
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Rooms to Let 2016
Nature vs Man
Nature vs Man

For Rooms to Let 2016, I made an installation that curls around the outside of the garage. I collected the materials from the yard of the home and the adjacent empty lot. The installation includes old branches, plastic bags, and garbage. The installation is growing, enveloping, becoming one with the property itself. The outside nature is taking over and transforming the garbage left randomly on the site.

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Nature vs Man front
Nature vs Man front
Nature vs Man
Nature vs Man

Rooms to Let 2016

Nature vs Man detail
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Nature vs Man
Nature vs Man

Rooms to Let 2016

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Plastic Walls (Paper vs. Plastic)
Plastic Walls (Paper vs. Plastic)

Location: Slavic Village, OH, Rooms To Let 2015, Plastic bags, dimensions variable, 2015 For the installation Plastic, the plastic bags have been sorted by color and stapled to the wall. I allowed the plastic bags to become the paint because of the variety of colors they already possessed and the tactile interest of the material; each bag becomes a brushstroke. I grouped the colors together and loosely followed the pattern of stripes; a common structure used in the history of painting.

Tube Combs (Paper vs. Plastic)
Tube Combs (Paper vs. Plastic)

Location: Slavic Village, OH, Rooms to Let 2015, Paper towel/toilet paper tubes, acrylic & enamel, dimensions variable, 2015 For the installation Paper, the cardboard rolls were placed together in comb like structures, painted and suspended from the ceiling. I suspended them from the ceiling to be a surprise and get the viewer to look at an often unnoticed part of the room. Visually it resembles a wasp nest. possess both beauty and danger.

Rooms to Let 2015
Fire Fish Festival 2015
Two Poles
Two Poles

Plastic bags & toilet paper & paper towel tubes. Fire Fish Festival 2015

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My Landscape
My Landscape

My Landscape is a site-specific installation at the 2013 Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI. It is installed directly onto frosted glass. The materials used are Styrofoam, foam core, packing peanuts, pins, acrylic, enamel and cutout silkscreen print on paper. I have long been fascinated with packing materials and have saved them to use as materials in my art. This could be referred to as upcycling; giving meaning/beauty to throwaway materials.

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My Landscape
My Landscape
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