Charro

Fabricated steel, paint, flock   This large-scale outdoor sculpture references antlers, horns, archways, and spurs in its form and a traditional Oaxacan textile pattern on its surface.   Originally built and shown at Franconia Sculpture Park (MN), this sculpture is now in the collection of Stevens Point Sculpture Park...

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Social Observatory

Immobilized truck camper, found wood, insulation foam, paint, lawn chairs   a tribute to Ward, Colorado; Pine Ridge, South Dakota; and Williston, North Dakota   With a group of artists, writers, curators, and students, I traveled 1,500 miles through the eastern Rocky Mountains and Western Plains in an 18-passenger...

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Minor Landmark / Opomíjená Pamětihodnost

  In collaboration with artists Ben McQuillan and Yumi Janairo Roth, we created this work while in residence at Galerie Klatovy-Klenova in the Czech Republic. This project is our attempt to translate a small town’s cultural landscape while trying to connect to the village of Klenova....

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Piñata Hide

Cardboard and tissue paper   This object is a remix of the birthday piñata ritual and the animal hide hunting trophy. The life-size silhouette of a donkey hide is covered in decorative tissue paper, cut and pasted using the same technique applied to the surface of piñatas....

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Staking Claim

Hand-made textiles using cotton, paper, satin, ripstop nylon, and embroidery thread   Ongoing series of actions using hand-made flags to subvert the power of claiming land/place....

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Between a Rock

Found and altered boulders, rocks and stones, turquoise inlay, cast aluminum    Ongoing series of altered stones that act as unusual, unfamiliar placemarkers or wayfinders in the landscape....

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Tea Hive

Construction lumber, fabricated steel and bee boxes   Tea Hive is an intimate gathering space designed for the HMR Pollinator Project in the St. Croix River Valley. Built to resemble a traditional pergola with the mission of the Pollinator Project in mind, this structure is informed by...

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Printed Media

  Project Details (top to bottom)   MAMA BIRD, 2020 Nepantla is a Nahuatl word used for the borderlands and in Chicano studies and culture, it refers to being in an inbetween state. As a nepantlera myself, I appreciate the suburbs as a sort of borderland that bridges urban...

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Backyard Collection

Mulberry tree leaf specimen, dried rattlesnake tails, junebugs, home videos from 1991, display monitors, wood, plexiglass vitrine   Backyard Collection is an experiment in conjuring artifacts from my childhood to explore the intersection of place and identity. My memories com from first-hand experience, re-told stories, Kodak photographs,...

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