CITY FULL OF STICKS




THE SOIL ON YOUR HAND GAVE HIM A CLUE (WE STOPPED THE BACKHOES AND STARTED HANG DIGGING)
Urine-tanned cod leather, artificial sinew, saprophytic fungi, penicillium mold, aloe fibers, charcoal, watercolor, Apoxie Sculpt, found objects, thread, and aluminum foil.



CITY FULL OF SOIL (ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA)


Hide glue, sand, phragmites, saprophytic fungi, penicillium mold, dried rawhide, broken mirror, plastic toys, LEDs, hand-dug clay, new urban soil, broken diorama



  TREES IN PERFECT CIRCLES ORGANIZED FROM THE TOP
Phragmites, dried masking tape, hide glue, sand, soil from planter outside Chase Manhattan Plaza, LEDs, hair tie, hair, fingernails, toy broom

Model trees mimick landscaped office courtyards bears its Christmas lights (long after winter) along with other unsavory materials.


SPOTTED CAKE TOPPER
Toy stroller, crushed bee, rawhide, mold, masking tape rolls, hide glue, electric candle, toy stroller, plastic, wood



CITY FULL OF STICKS, CITY FULL OF STRAW
Graphite and colored pencil on paper

In this city, raindrops turn into shredded banknotes as they hit the ground Same building, same city, but the tower fell over and has begun to sprout Phragmites (an invasive reed that grows on the shores of disturbed wetlands) through its circular windows.



INTO THE WIND, THEY SPOKE OF THIS FRUIT WITH GRIMACES OF DISGUST
Graphite, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper

An imagined public restroom. The user's urine is deposited onto the structure in which it is housed, which rusts away the scaffold and eventually makes it collapse. It is connected to an imagined sewer system where said urine is collected and utilized in the processing of hides.



GREEN BAG OF BONES
Plastic, hide glue, praying mantises, dried rawhide, glass, fingernails, soap


ROOM AS NARROW AS A HALLWAY
Flies, collaged photos


LIMITED LIKE A CIRCLE (LANDFILL’S BELLY)
Made from plastic bags and blue bottle flies, this sculpture was placed into iron-rich mud to be photographed.


A LANDING PAD FOR A HOUSEFLY
A woman attending a Freshkills Park "Open House" grasps two osprey feathers she found at the park. Her sunhat eclipses her head and provides a landing pad for a house fly the size of a bird.


KIDS WITH STICKS #3, MUD FROM THE GRAVE

Found plastic toy, chewed dog toy, miniature bricks made of sand and collagen-based glue, praying mantises, Phragmites, paper Acropolis, plastic, Phragmites sprout, and soil from the planters outside of One Chase Manhattan Plaza.



2019 + 2020


FRESHKILLS PARK INTERVIEW/2019