This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things/Watercolor Paintings on Sponges
Impossible Child was a collaboration with Arthur Menezes Brum and Diego Leclery, facilitated by Cheon Pyo Lee. Impossible Child existed in a multi-use space in South Williamsburg Brooklyn. The work in the show was made independently, but conceived-of as a group to pose as a pop-up, boutique, children’s-ware store gone slightly wrong.
My contribution consisted of the following:
Desk #8 in Oxidized Oak (Ages 6-8)
Chair #410 in Oxidized Oak and Black Pipe (Ages 6-8)
Coatrack #4 in Natural Oak and Lead (All Ages)
The furniture operates on boiler-plate design tropes and trends familiar to the luxury residential spaces of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area, but scaled-down to kid-size. They also contain secrets designed to reward child-like curiosity, while also questioning the ethos of the target market (parents).
Living the Dream
graphite on drawer bottoms, erasure, photographs, custom kitchen cabinet fronts
latex smiley-face balloons filled with water inside acrylic boxes
12" x 12" x 3" each
overall dimensions variable
Unauthorized Donald Judd Chair in a Digital Wind-tunnel
polychrome sculpture, 36" commercial air-curtain mounted in a pedestal, projected digital video
The piece is one of a set that models each of the BVB 84/85 chair series by Donald Judd. Digital 3D models were imported into a digital wind-tunnel whose parameters were set to approximate the airflow of a vertically mounted commercial air-curtain (a kind of fan that creates a thin sheet of air movement). The chair is presented as a polychrome sculpture (based on the surface pressure plot from the model) in front of said air-curtain, with a projected video of the running model.
Unauthorized Donald Judd Chair in a Digital Wind-Tunnel
acrylic paint on latex balloons filled with water inside acrylic boxes
6" x 6" x 2" ea
Making Wood Smaller
ongoing performance work wherein I make wood smaller to others' specifications