All life is born in stars, yet
e uno plures
Humans are pattern seekers- finding order in chaos, complexity in randomness.
Yet our eyes can deceive, and our minds misinterpret. We favor simple explanations over the messy and nuanced truth.
The notion that all objects and emotions arise from a mixture of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire was dogma. Charming. Compelling. Wrong.
The notion that human life is complex and too delicately balanced and sophisticated to arise from randomness is obvious. Compelling. And Wrong.
This piece explores the path from simplicity to complexity. Sequentially, visually and dynamically.
Constructed from plastic ribbons that bend when heated or exposed to bright light, each pillar displays one of six progressively more complex tableaus. Each just one small step removed from nothingness.
Six pillars of life.
e uno, plures
from one- many
americans are infatuated with turf
our green suburban yards are among the biggest wastes of time and money, most damaging emitters of fertilizers and pesticides, and most foolish sinks of drinkable water imaginable.
N:P:K 18:6:12 is a lawn of a different color. Responsive to the sun. Waving softly in a breeze. A serrated threat to all who pass.
a call to action.
thinking/ about global warming.
\fossil fuels transformed into plastics and paints
A new perspective can imbue even simple photographs with powerful resonances, sometimes burning those images into our collective unconsciousness for a lifetime.
poured latex and oil paint on wood