Hunting Blind (Device for Framing the Landscape)

Construction lumber and fabricated steel beams    This project references traditional elevated deer blinds that dot the landscape of the Midwest, while changing the function of the structure. Borrowing the aesthetics and scale of the blind, this sculpture is built atop steel rockers, subtly diverging from the...

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Searching for Hallowed Ground

Cedar posts CNC carved from digital 3D scan   This 2' x 5' x 4" sculpture captures the texture of the ground I stood at 1:12 p.m. on January 8, 2016, in Byers, CO. Byers is a town on the High Plains that has declined in population...

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Lookout Mountain, Backseat Trophy

Gold-leafed GMC truck bench seat, steel, vinyl, timelapse video projection   In this installation, a gold-leafed bench seat from a pick-up truck confronts a video documenting dusk to sunset over the city of Denver, which is projected on a concave screen mimicking the curve of a windshield....

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Desert Rose

Hand-forged steel, cast porcelain, coal dust, paint, cotton, embroidery thread, paper, single-channel video   This project borrows from a rich childhood memory of lighting luminaria at Christmastime. Using paper bags and tea light candles, this tradition transformed our yard for a few nights in December. I altered...

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Riding the Fence, Pulling the Trigger

Denim, cotton, heirloom corduroy quilt, limestone boulder, 20-gauge shotgun, steel plate, cottonwood log, and digital photograph This is her home                this thin edge of                                  ...

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Americaña

Americaña is, in a sense, a self-defining word. Without a formal definition, this invented term operates as a broader cultural metaphor to explore. This is an ongoing series of collaborative projects and conversations to use the cultural metaphor of this invented word to understand the complexities...

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The Spirit in the Flame

Solo exhibition, Union Hall, 2019   This work draws on the visions of my grandmother: the recurring apparition of the Virgin Mary in the mulberry tree on our property and witnessing the mysterious mushroom-shaped cloud on July 16, 1945. Interpretations of these visions are interwoven with regional...

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