Place, Space & Time
Since I blur much distinction between my art & life, I often create works that respond directly to my environs, reflecting on the nature of the world in which I live. Here are some alternative projects, assemblages, drawings, installations and performances that encourage the viewer to engage in place, space & time in new and different ways and rethink how we relate to our world and to one another. Some of these pieces are even site-specific to their surroundings, in both formal show settings and in more subverted contexts.
Collage book, wall art and zines created by combining Time Life Books World War II: The Aftermath Europe and Joys of Jello.
Topiaries made from plastic water bottles and containers for outdoor display in ornate urns as part of the birthday bash gala at Carriage Factory, Newton, KS.
Digitally altered photograph from my Reversals: Shadowrealm series, of a spire as shot in Providence, RI.
Painted portrait with sunflower face on ornate wood embellishment overlaid onto unfinished found vintage painting.
Digitally altered photograph from my Reversals series, of a goose sitting on a rock as shot in Wichita, KS.
Drawing and photography commentary on ideal home in stay-at-home orders, created for Corona Maisons.
Part of a series exploring the emotional and mental impacts of COVID through isolation imagery, featuring video from a walk at a local park with recorded sounds, sped up to create dizzying effect.Go to link
One of a series of drawings in pencil on paper of found insects.
Four-part canvas with veined paint Rorschach overlays.
Second in a recurring series of postcard "Greetings from the Apocalypse".
Found street art graffiti, as photographed in Philadelphia, PA.
Digital art of the holiday lights at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO, printed on chocolate as winner of an art competition.
Public art phone box installation collaboration with painted backdrop by Jonathan Stangroom and assemblage with gold bison by myself, featuring mail art horse & miniature by Reid Wood & Jack Lattemann.Go to link
Found brass fruits in plastic bag, buried for a year and dug up again as part of an environmental art show in Provincetown, MA.
Candy Valentine's Day hearts left out and about to melt as street art in McPherson, KS.
Found apron on hanger filled with wood children's toys and mesquite. Viewers could take a toy if they risked getting splinters from the mesquite.
Pill capsules filled with slips of paper reading "Everything" on one side and "Nothing" on the other, originally created as part of a collaboration with Moan Lisa in response to a song by Elliott Smith.
Gift bows were affixed to various surfaces in Davis Square, Somerville, MA to create an street installation based on the quote by Bil Keane of Family Circus, "...today is a gift... that's why it's called the present."
Environmental commentary on loss with sculpture of apple tree recreated from shredded paper and broken chair, later installed outdoors in Somerville, MA to deteriorate.
Performances for the Kansas Sky documents a series of performance scores responding to the landscape as shot by Laurel Luckey during a July 2014 trip to Kansas.
This piece was performed in memory of my father at Fluxfest the weekend after his death.
Digital collage "And you take on the dreams of the ones who have slept here" in reference to Tom Waits song 9th & Hennepin.