Migration Station, 2010
Installed at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY
PVC pipe, artificial flowers, wood, plexiglass, steel, concrete, and hardware
Model Homes and Habitats, a contemporary art exhibit focused on wildlife welfare, featuring regional and national contemporary artist designed birdhouses. A White Noise Project, this group exhibition of Model Homes and Habitats provided a genuine look at how we might better integrate and coexist with animals in the community around us.
For Migration Station, I combined artificial roses, leaves, and grass with sewer pipes to make a luxury high-rise that points to nature like a road sign while only offering potential tenets an isolated, plastic habitat.
Forces of Nature: Hurricanes and Slinkys, 2007-2010
Installed at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky
Steel, irrigation tubing, cable ties, paint, and artificial grass
This outdoor version of forces of nature: hurricanes and slinkys, was designed for in the Live, Learn, Believe outdoor exhibition, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. Inspired by diagrams of hurricane development and the “wonderful toy” the slinky, the inexpensive Slinky seems so simple, but the physics of the spring and theories of Hooke’s law visualize the limits of stress that can be endured before it cannot be corrected when the stress is removed. This outdoor sculpture combines these two visuals with a peaceful, but artificial, grassy eye of the storm.