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“Dust bunnies have been used as an analogy for the accretion of cosmic matter in planetoids." according to a Wiki page...

These works continue to collect the debris on the floor as they autonomously roll around- potentially doubling in size.

 

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A short essay about buying an M.F.A. diploma off the dark web, J.S.G. Boggs, intrinsic value, my grandmother, Camus's The Myth

of Sisyphus, Andy Kaufman, Mark Greif's Anaesthetic Ideology, and Phil Conners from the movie Groundhog Day.

Shooting Myself in the Foot (with Unakite Healing Crystal Toe Ring)

A laser cut, steel outline of my foot attached to a field target. Then, repeatedly fired at with steel BBs.

Wile E. Coyote Regrets Killing the Road Runner (Pietà)

 

 

 

 

Wile E. Coyote Misses The Chase So, He Gets Drunk Alone At The Bar

Wile E. Coyotes Desperately Searches for a Way Out of His Self-Destructive Behavior

 

Mark Twain described the coyote as "a living, breathing allegory of Want."

 

Sculpture for Marie (that Marie can’t see because she’s nearsighted and doesn’t wear her glasses)

As my friend and I approached a tram stop we strained our eyes to see the LED sign counting down the minutes until the next one would arrive.

"6 minutes.."

"You can see it from here?"

"Ya. You?"

"No..."

I realized we legitimately see the world differently. So, I decided to make a work she could never see.

When someone comes within 3 meters of this work they activate a motion sensor, which then triggers the sculpture to quickly

raise its arms, and hide behind a bag it is holding for 30 seconds.

 

 

To Robert Breer with Love- Sexy Sun

These works lead their own lives within the gallery- navigating the space and bumping into walls, sculptures, and feet all the same. While these

works are installed in a space the person who is responsible for cleaning is given paid vacation since these will be doing their work.

 

 

Self-Destructive Work #2 (2043)

Self Destructive Work #1 (2017)

A contemporary Memento Mori- a skull overshadowing vitamins.

These watercolors are areattached to countdown-clocks that trigger a small explosion when they reach zero.

After this the remnants of the charred painting and clock, frozen at zero, are still

on display. The viewer can see themselves in the mirroredframe. I like the idea of an artwork having a lifespan.

 

Lazy Painting (#5- Self Portrait)

I didn't call this work a self portrait until it was pointed out to me that this is how I looked everyday in

Porto. I guess I can see it… http://panoramaboavista.com/node/48

Lazy Painting (#6)

Now and then, my art handler friends, on their break, will send me pictures as they have a coffee with a priceless work of art they are in the

middle of packing. I wondered about an artwork taking a break from it’s job.

 

Death Takes A Break

 

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Studio Sitcom
00:12:18 duration

As the artist walks in there is applause, as they drop something there is laughter, as they make a

brushstroke there is cheering, another brushstroke provokes booing.

 

Studentenfutter (Laughing Painting)

A small speaker is recessed into the wall and hidden behind a watercolor painting. The speaker is connected to a motion sensor

that is hung from the ceiling, directly above the painting. When someone approaches the painting, the speaker is triggered and

plays a recording of laughter. The painting laughs at it’s viewer. I always think of this work as the grandchild of Ad

Reinhardt’s cartoon of the canvas saying, “What do you represent?”

 

 

 

Reclining Figure #1

When I was a teenager I went to the Hirshhorn Museum on a school trip. I saw a middle-aged woman stumble over one of Mona Hatoum’s Rubber

Mat sculptures on the floor. The room went silent, the woman was mortified, and the guard stood there with his jaw dropped. Somehow, every person

in the room had witnessed this incident. Collectively, we all stood there in disbelief. Then, everything just went on as usual.

Years later I carved a sculpture of a reclining woman into a piece of alabaster. The resulting sculpture was

placed in the middle of the gallery and once a day, at an unspecified time, I trip over it like Buster Keaton.

 

Stick Figures

This is a small selection of an ongoing series of graphite drawings.