The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave, 2008

The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave, 2008

Size:
7′ x 14′ x 7′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second hand clothing, wood & steel

Description:
An “S” shaped wall of folded and stacked clothing sorted by color value. The individual garments (2,908 of them) weigh a total of 1,859 pounds.

Universal Set, 2008

Universal Set, 2008

Size:
12″ x 9′ x 6′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
White Sneakers & Work Boots

Description:
This work takes the form of a Venn diagram. The two rings, boots and sneakers, overlap in the middle forming what is called a “universal set.” The laces from the boots and shoes are re-laced, forming a daisy-chain.

Nomad, 2007 (video)

Nomad, 2007 (video)

Originally a site specific piece for the Red Dot Art Fair, This video was filmed in the hotel room the night before the opening. After an early morning edit, we installed a mini DVD player in the closet along with all the clothing from the poem.

Dreams Divided The Natural Uniti
One Free Voice Above The Crowd
R Nomad Identity InStride

Spellbound Acrobat S Bridge The Gap
A Tightrope Outline Barely There

I’m Absolutely Pale
Solitude S Rare Essence
U Breakaway Speechless 2xist

Dither, 2006

Dither, 2006

Size:
5′ 6″ x 24″ x 24″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood & steel

Description:
This work is compriesed of two stacks that sit side by side. The first stack is made from black, white and grey clothing while the second stack contains the full spectrum.

Between the stacks, shirt sleeves, pant legs and other linear shapes create bridge like apendages, connecting the stacks together.

Unfoldables, 2006

Dither with Unfoldables, 2006

Size:
5′ 6″ x 24″ x 24″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood & steel

Description:
This work is compriesed of two stacks that sit side by side. The first stack is made from black, white and grey clothing while the second stack contains the full spectrum.

Between the stacks, shirt sleeves, pant legs and other linear shapes create bridge like apendages, connecting the stacks together.

Grasp, 2005

Grasp, 2005

Size:
6′ 7″ x 7′ x 7′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Folded second-hand clothing, wood and steel

Description:
The doorway pictured here is the width of an average person’s shoulders. I like to imagine that as someone passes through the opening (and brushes up against both sides), they complete a circuit with the rest of the clothing.

Thanks to the parish of Mary Help of Christians Church on E. 12th St. in the east village fowr their generous, ongoing clothing donations.

Boundary, Installation Instructions, 2005

Boundary, Installation Instructions, 2005

Size:
8.5″ x 11″

Materials:
Digital

Description:

This document was created for an exhibition at the Solyanka Gallery in Moscow, Russia. I was not able to attend, so an installation crew built the piece for me. It details the fabrication process, as well as the general philosophy of the piece.

Untitled (25 Belts), 2005

Untitled (25 Belts), 2005

Approximate Size:
8′ x 14″ x 14″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Belts

Description:
I chose this particular tree because of the vertical cleave in the trunk. The belts are symbolically performing a reparative task.

The longest belts are used at the base, where the tree is thickest, while the shortest belts are used at the top.

Thanks to the Riverhead, NY Congregationist Church Thrift Shop for all the belts.

Where Do I Stop, Where Do You Begin, 2003

Where Do I Stop, Where Do You Begin, 2003

Size variable, here:
10′ x 17″ x 12″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Folded women’s clothing,
wood and steel

Description:
The near stack is comprised of women’s clothing, the one in the background is comprised of men’s. Both stacks extend from floor to ceiling and are site specific.

Clothing that is worn on top of other layers is placed at the bottom of the stacks, while clothing that is worn directly against the skin is placed at the top.

Where Do I Stop, Where Do You Begin (Singular), 2003

Where Do I Stop, Where Do You Begin (Singular), 2003

Size variable, here:
10′ x 17″ x 12″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Folded women’s clothing,
wood and steel

Description:
The near stack is comprised of women’s clothing, the one in the background is comprised of men’s. Both stacks extend from floor to ceiling and are site specific.

Clothing that is worn on top of other layers is placed at the bottom of the stacks, while clothing that is worn directly against the skin is placed at the top.