Frozen Fountain is a dense field of poles propsed for Glendale’s Perkins Plaza, laid out in a Fibonacci spiral (a spiral form found in nature, the pattern of sun flower seeds for one example). The poles also vary in height, creating a bowl shape in the middle of the piece. Each fiberglass pole is topped with a contrasting, light reflecting band which serves to highlight the bowl form - this creates the visual effect of a floating form amongst the thin poles, and looks like a falling pattern of water jets in a synchronized fountain. The complex pattern of poles will provide different visual effects as the viewer walk around the installation, creating flickering patterns and visual moirés.
The concept for Circulation Chimes is to suspend an array of wind chimes, shaped into a swelling form, from the exterior stair located in the courtyard of the Glendale Civic Center. This project seeks to insert a striking visual and acoustic intervention into this public circulation point - creating an elegant, chandeleir-like appearance that will fill the couryard itself with the light sounds of windchimes tuned to a pentatonic scale. Visitors to the building will experience the chimes 3-dimensionally as they pass under, around, and over the installation. Movent on the stairs, as well as the wind and touching the chimes, will create layers of sounds from the array of chimes. The courtyard has fantastic acoustic properties because of the reverberative quality of concrete, and the sound from both distant traffic and the water fountain will blend with the chimes.
This site specifc project pays homage to this modern landmark, while adding a new sound and visual dimension to the building and the public space.
“…with mountains shall the discerning one learn to build! It is a small thing for the spirit to remove mountains…” - Nietzsche
A three channel sculptural video installation created for the exhibit Divergent Geometries at the José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.
Mountain II is an attempt to build a mountain using methods inspired
by image mapping in 3d modeling software and Google Earth’s terrain view
– composited video landscapes are projected onto a faceted
construction, stretching the image out as it follows the shapes of the
form. The video is in some places abstracted, distorted and pixilated,
and in other places a clear representation of landscape.
Domestic Extrusion is full size sculptural mock-up of a wall system based on extruding molding shapes across the entire surface of an interior. This piece of wall was on wheels and slotted into and opening clad in the same molding, leaving nothing but a small reveal on each side to indicate the movable panel. Created for my Thesis presentation in 2003.
California Pastoral at PMCA
California Pastoral at PMCA, California Design Biennial Show
Version of the California Pastoral installation created for the 2007 California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The vinyl graphic was installed on the entry doors to the show, with a video documenting the original work at United States Artists on display just inside the exhibit.
This digitally created, ASCII-like, 30' x 7' mural of vinyl text installed on a glass wall was originally commissioned by United States Artists for their offices. United States Artists is an organization created to identify and support American artists, providing around 50 fellowships yearly. California Pastoral creates a large-scale image of lush foliage out of 1/2" tall text abbreviations of the 50 states. The work provides a layer of privacy to the USA offices, as well as a dramatic backdrop to the front workspaces. The USA offices were designed by Pablo Maida Architect.
Vinyl fabricaiton and install by Warner Center Signs Photos by Orrin Anderson
Anza-Borrego Expanded Landscape
Multi-channel video installation creating peep-show like, kaleidoscopic views of the Anza-Borrego Desert, installed in a storefront in Downtown Long Beach. This piece takes excerpts from a continuously panning video of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and provides glimpses into small parts of the image. These views are spread out, expanding the perceived size of the original video, and multiplied by virtue of being viewed through the mirror-like surface of black acrylic tubes. The view inside each tube consists of the clearly visible fragment of the landscape itself, surrounded by swirling concentric reflections that rotate and morph as the video image pans.
Installed in a storefront in Downtown Long Beach for the Phantom Galleries LA show Let There Be Light.