detail of The Nest
detail of The Nest

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

The Nest
The Nest

10 People enjoying The Nest simultaneously. 

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

The Nest
The Nest

Some children enjoying The Nest.

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

The Nest
The Nest

Some friends and I enjoying The Nest.

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

Installation View MFA Thesis exhibition
Installation View MFA Thesis exhibition

An overview of The Nest and The Guards. 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition 

detail of West Guard
detail of West Guard

West, recycled steel belted radial tire, recycled bicycle inner tubes, chain. Approx 30'' round. 2015

Man swinging on South
Man swinging on South

South, recycled steel belted radial tire, recycled bicycle inner tubes, chain. Approx 30'' round. 2015

Man enjoying a swing on North
Man enjoying a swing on North

At the opening of MFA Thesis 2015, a man swinging. 

North, recycled steel belted radial tire, recycled bicycle inner tubes, chain. Approx 30'' round. 2015 

RT-6A89
RT-6A89

Recycled tires, rubber, and steel, Approx. 18 ½’. San Diego, California. 2007. 

With conspicuous consumption everywhere we look, I present possible solutions for our detritus. I create a glimpse into amazing possibilities for discarded things by using recycled products in my work. By fabricating familiar objects with atypical materials, I provoke the viewer to further explore my chosen media, and encourage thought about how we assign value to objects. 

 

RT-6A89
RT-6A89

Detail view. Recycled tires, rubber, and steel, Approx. 18 ½’. San Diego, California. 2007. 

RT-6A89
RT-6A89

Detail view. Recycled tires, rubber, and steel, Approx. 18 ½’. San Diego, California. 2007. 

"What Happened here? Where are we?"
"What Happened here? Where are we?"

Recycled plastic water bottles, base and armature 

"What happened here? How did we get here?"
"What happened here? How did we get here?"

Recycled plastic water bottles, base and armature 

"What happened here? Where Are we?"
"What happened here? Where Are we?"

Detail

Recycled plastic water bottles, base and armature 

All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air
All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air

Recycled plastic water bottles, plastic materials, audio and light. 8' x 8.5', 2014

Detail, All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air
Detail, All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air

Recycled plastic water bottles, plastic materials, audio and light. 8' x 8.5', 2014

Pro-creation
Pro-creation

Installation Detail, 2014

Recycled plastic water bottles, curtains, blankets, sheets, rugs, fishnet & fiber optic light

Pro-Creation
Pro-Creation

Installation Detail, 2014

Recycled plastic water bottles, curtains, blankets, sheets, rugs, fishnet & fiber optic light

Pro-Creation
Pro-Creation

Installation Detail, 2014

Recycled plastic water bottles, curtains, blankets, sheets, rugs, fishnet & fiber optic light

The Sum of its Parts
The Sum of its Parts

Detail view. ​Recycled tires, 2013. 

The Sum of its Parts
The Sum of its Parts

Recycled tires, 2013. 

With The Sum of its Parts, I provoke the audience to further explore my chosen media and imagery, and hope to encourage thought about how and why we assign value to objects.  Manipulating materials while recontextualizing form allows me to change connotation.  Surprising silhouettes and textures create a kaleidoscope of shapes and shadows that require further investigation of the material by the viewer.  Being attracted to texture, wanting to touch and explore with your hands and possibly being hurt by something you feel you might trust and/or count on forces a reassessment.  

The Sum of its Parts
The Sum of its Parts

Detail view. ​Recycled tires, 2013. 

GOR-201213
GOR-201213

Recycled steal belted radial tires, rebar and rope. 2013.

The hypnosis of everyday life keeps the wheels constantly spinning.  In a society that is (literally) ‘driven on wheels’ I find the cycle confusing and dizzying. Life rolls on and continues just as freely as the wind blows.

GOR-201213
GOR-201213

Installation view. Recycled steal belted radial tires, rebar and rope. 2013. 

The hypnosis of everyday life keeps the wheels constantly spinning.  In a society that is (literally) ‘driven on wheels’ I find the cycle confusing and dizzying. Life rolls on and continues just as freely as the wind blows.

GOR-201213
GOR-201213

Installation view. Recycled steal belted radial tires, rebar and rope. 2013.

The hypnosis of everyday life keeps the wheels constantly spinning.  In a society that is (literally) ‘driven on wheels’ I find the cycle confusing and dizzying. Life rolls on and continues just as freely as the wind blows.

Reflections of Inner Torment
Reflections of Inner Torment

ecycled tires. mirror, wood and rope. 2009

 

 

 

Reflections of Inner Torment
Reflections of Inner Torment

ecycled tires. mirror, wood and rope. 2009

Reflections of Inner Torment
Reflections of Inner Torment

etail view. Recycled tires. mirror, wood and rope. 2009

"I happened across it..."
"I happened across it..."

Installation view.  Recycled satellite dish, and plastic bags, Approx. 5’ in diameter. 2009. 

"I happened across it..."
"I happened across it..."

Detail.  Recycled satellite dish, and plastic bags, Approx. 5’ in diameter. 2009. 

"I happened across it..."
"I happened across it..."

Detail.  Recycled satellite dish, and plastic bags, Approx. 5’ in diameter. 2009. 

Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1

Instillation view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1

Instillation view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1

Detail view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Detail of Model Home # 1
Detail of Model Home # 1

Detail view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1

Pillow & Blanket Detail View. Recycled supermarket bags, Approx. 3’ x 4’, 2008.

 

detail of The Nest
The Nest
The Nest
The Nest
Installation View MFA Thesis exhibition
detail of West Guard
Man swinging on South
Man enjoying a swing on North
RT-6A89
RT-6A89
RT-6A89
"What Happened here? Where are we?"
"What happened here? How did we get here?"
"What happened here? Where Are we?"
All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air
Detail, All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air
Pro-creation
Pro-Creation
Pro-Creation
The Sum of its Parts
The Sum of its Parts
The Sum of its Parts
GOR-201213
GOR-201213
GOR-201213
Reflections of Inner Torment
Reflections of Inner Torment
Reflections of Inner Torment
"I happened across it..."
"I happened across it..."
"I happened across it..."
Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1
Detail of Model Home # 1
Model Home # 1
detail of The Nest

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

The Nest

10 People enjoying The Nest simultaneously. 

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

The Nest

Some children enjoying The Nest.

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

The Nest

Some friends and I enjoying The Nest.

Steel belted radial tires, recycled bicycle inner tubes, zip ties. Aprrox 7' round, 2014. 

Installation View MFA Thesis exhibition

An overview of The Nest and The Guards. 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition 

detail of West Guard

West, recycled steel belted radial tire, recycled bicycle inner tubes, chain. Approx 30'' round. 2015

Man swinging on South

South, recycled steel belted radial tire, recycled bicycle inner tubes, chain. Approx 30'' round. 2015

Man enjoying a swing on North

At the opening of MFA Thesis 2015, a man swinging. 

North, recycled steel belted radial tire, recycled bicycle inner tubes, chain. Approx 30'' round. 2015 

RT-6A89

Recycled tires, rubber, and steel, Approx. 18 ½’. San Diego, California. 2007. 

With conspicuous consumption everywhere we look, I present possible solutions for our detritus. I create a glimpse into amazing possibilities for discarded things by using recycled products in my work. By fabricating familiar objects with atypical materials, I provoke the viewer to further explore my chosen media, and encourage thought about how we assign value to objects. 

 

RT-6A89

Detail view. Recycled tires, rubber, and steel, Approx. 18 ½’. San Diego, California. 2007. 

RT-6A89

Detail view. Recycled tires, rubber, and steel, Approx. 18 ½’. San Diego, California. 2007. 

"What Happened here? Where are we?"

Recycled plastic water bottles, base and armature 

"What happened here? How did we get here?"

Recycled plastic water bottles, base and armature 

"What happened here? Where Are we?"

Detail

Recycled plastic water bottles, base and armature 

All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air

Recycled plastic water bottles, plastic materials, audio and light. 8' x 8.5', 2014

Detail, All That Is Solid Melts Into The Air

Recycled plastic water bottles, plastic materials, audio and light. 8' x 8.5', 2014

Pro-creation

Installation Detail, 2014

Recycled plastic water bottles, curtains, blankets, sheets, rugs, fishnet & fiber optic light

Pro-Creation

Installation Detail, 2014

Recycled plastic water bottles, curtains, blankets, sheets, rugs, fishnet & fiber optic light

Pro-Creation

Installation Detail, 2014

Recycled plastic water bottles, curtains, blankets, sheets, rugs, fishnet & fiber optic light

The Sum of its Parts

Detail view. ​Recycled tires, 2013. 

The Sum of its Parts

Recycled tires, 2013. 

With The Sum of its Parts, I provoke the audience to further explore my chosen media and imagery, and hope to encourage thought about how and why we assign value to objects.  Manipulating materials while recontextualizing form allows me to change connotation.  Surprising silhouettes and textures create a kaleidoscope of shapes and shadows that require further investigation of the material by the viewer.  Being attracted to texture, wanting to touch and explore with your hands and possibly being hurt by something you feel you might trust and/or count on forces a reassessment.  

The Sum of its Parts

Detail view. ​Recycled tires, 2013. 

GOR-201213

Recycled steal belted radial tires, rebar and rope. 2013.

The hypnosis of everyday life keeps the wheels constantly spinning.  In a society that is (literally) ‘driven on wheels’ I find the cycle confusing and dizzying. Life rolls on and continues just as freely as the wind blows.

GOR-201213

Installation view. Recycled steal belted radial tires, rebar and rope. 2013. 

The hypnosis of everyday life keeps the wheels constantly spinning.  In a society that is (literally) ‘driven on wheels’ I find the cycle confusing and dizzying. Life rolls on and continues just as freely as the wind blows.

GOR-201213

Installation view. Recycled steal belted radial tires, rebar and rope. 2013.

The hypnosis of everyday life keeps the wheels constantly spinning.  In a society that is (literally) ‘driven on wheels’ I find the cycle confusing and dizzying. Life rolls on and continues just as freely as the wind blows.

Reflections of Inner Torment

ecycled tires. mirror, wood and rope. 2009

 

 

 

Reflections of Inner Torment

ecycled tires. mirror, wood and rope. 2009

Reflections of Inner Torment

etail view. Recycled tires. mirror, wood and rope. 2009

"I happened across it..."

Installation view.  Recycled satellite dish, and plastic bags, Approx. 5’ in diameter. 2009. 

"I happened across it..."

Detail.  Recycled satellite dish, and plastic bags, Approx. 5’ in diameter. 2009. 

"I happened across it..."

Detail.  Recycled satellite dish, and plastic bags, Approx. 5’ in diameter. 2009. 

Model Home # 1

Instillation view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Model Home # 1

Instillation view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Model Home # 1

Detail view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Detail of Model Home # 1

Detail view. Recycled soda cans, and tent base, Approx. 5’ x 6’,  2008.

Model Home # 1

Pillow & Blanket Detail View. Recycled supermarket bags, Approx. 3’ x 4’, 2008.

 

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