Recent Projects > The Resonance of Things

Studio Detail
Mixed
2022
SOS
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, wood, MDF
3x4 feet
2021
SOS Detail
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, wood, MDF
2021
SOS Detail
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, wood, MDF
2021
SOS Detail
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, wood, MDF
2021
SOS Detail
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, wood, MDF
2021
SOS Detail
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, wood, MDF
2021
Monolith
foam core, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, taxidermy clay, epoxy putty, alkyd oil, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
30x5x2 inches
2022
Monolith
foam core, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, taxidermy clay, epoxy putty, alkyd oil, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
2021
Monolith (Detail)
foam core, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, taxidermy clay, epoxy putty, alkyd oil, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
2021
Monolith (Back)
foam core, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, taxidermy clay, epoxy putty, alkyd oil, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
2021
Monolith (In Situ)
foam core, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, taxidermy clay, epoxy putty, alkyd oil, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
2021
Moon
foam core, taxidermy clay, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, crackle paste, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
22x8x1 inches
2021
Moon (Detail)
foam core, taxidermy clay, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, crackle paste, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
2021
Moon
foam core, taxidermy clay, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, crackle paste, blessed dirt from Chimayo, NM, found object, concrete blocks
2021
Voice
cast pigmented FGR 95, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, taxidermy clay, wood, MDF
18x36 inches
2021
Voice (Side)
cast pigmented FGR 95, handwoven wool yarn with embedded Morse Code, taxidermy clay, wood, MDF
18x36 inches
2021
where am I going, the answer is I'm going
cast pigmented concrete, handwoven wool and acrylic yarn, wood, MDF, foamcore, alkyd oil, found object
36x48 inches
2021
Harp
foamcore, Aqua-resin, fiberglass veil, wood, alkyd oil, found object
18 x 12 inches
2021
Syntax
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, wood
16x48 inches
2021
Compass
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, wood, MDF
30x21 inches
2021
Broken Clover
cast pigmented concrete, glass, spray paint, wood, MDF
34x17 inches
2021
Broken Clover (Side)
cast pigmented concrete, glass, spray paint, wood, MDF
2021
Embedded
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton
15 x 15 inches
2021
Embedded (Side)
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton
15 x 15 inches
2021
Undone, 1
taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton, wood, MDF
6x18 inches
2021
Undone, 3
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton, wood, MDF
12x6 inches
2021
Undone, 5
taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton, wood, MDF
6x6 inches
2022
Undone, 2
cast pigmented concrete, taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton, wood, MDF
6x12 inches
2021
Undone, 4
taxidermy clay, handwoven cotton, wood, MDF
6x12 inches
2021

In my newest body of work, "The Resonance of Things", I invoke an exploration of desire, value, and transformation in the material world. Ethnographer, Susan Lepselter explains resonance as “the intensification produced by the overlapping, back and forth call of signs from various discourses”. I’ve incorporated impressions left by found objects pressed into taxidermy clay, impressions of expanded steel, reflective surfaces, a scaled-down broken clover breeze-block motif, weaving with embedded morse code, blessed dirt from Chimayo and sculptures of enlarged “things” I found on the side of the road in Roswell, New Mexico.

“Monolith” vaguely suggests a 2001-like monolith conjuring significant junctures in human evolution and our manipulation of resources. The weaving denotes a turning point from skilled workers to the exploitation of unskilled workers with the beginning of the industrial revolution and the mass produced multiple. I use breeze blocks in my wall reliefs to symbolize sanctuary spaces that block harmful elements and allow what’s nourishing to pass through. Initially designed for warm regions to keep out the sun and let in the breeze, breeze- blocks now cross climates, class lines, and cultures. They are found in both rural and urban areas. They allude to permeability, refuge, and, most of all, connection.

This work highlights how ingenious innovation is marred by human deficit and greed, and suggests redemption through a collaborative, interdependent and spiritual experience of material agency.