data collection, gdpr, big data, ai, artificial intelligence, machine learning, sculpture, transfer pipettes, lab, art, sciart

Data collection.  In the age of big data and artificial intelligence, we are continually subjected to digital biopsy to feed the growth of entities that seek to monetize and control our behavior. This biomorphic sculpture is made of >10,000 plastic transfer pipettes typically used in labs to suck up samples.

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Data collection.  Evolution and development of akaryotes.

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Data collection.  Inside black box incubator for developing forms.

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Data collection.  Entering black box

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shelter, emergency blankets, immigration, borders, migration, children, keepfamiliestogether, sculpture, art

Suspended embrace.  Among the ~68 mil refugees and migrants worldwide are >28 mil children. These toys made from emergency blankets straddle the tension between the possibility of a resilient, thriving generation and the impossibility of being caught up in hostile geopolitical circumstances.

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Suspended embrace. The quilt depicts the Authagraph projection of the world map in embroidered French knots. This projection more accurately represents the relative sizes of the continents, and is viewed from a celestial reference point at the north pole rather than privileging any particular country, appealing to a broader sense of humanity that supersedes national borders. 

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Suspended embrace. Detail of quilt.

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installation, installation art, emergency blankets, intermediate, floating

Suspended embrace. This parachute made of emergency blankets, which appears to be either deflating or just catching the air, evokes both a safe landing device and the miniaturized world of a childhood game. In this game, children stand all along the circumference of the parachute and fling it up so that it catches the air, enabling some to run across to the other side underneath the temporary dome before it collapses, with repeated trials resulting in waves of movement.

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biomorphic, art, sculpture, glue, translucence, liminal

Exfoliata. These biomorphic forms made entirely of Elmer’s glue peeled off of my skin imagine the aggregation and self-assembly of all the skin cells shed during my lifetime into creatures (me/not me) that are in various intermediate states, whether of growth or decay.

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Translucence and skin prints.

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knitting, iteration, biology, art

Untitled.  Quaternary structure arising from simple iterative finger knitting is revealed through cross-section 

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ItSTHeMorUS, isthmus, staples, interaction, art

ItSTHeMorUS.  In the geography of interaction, there is tension and ambiguity at the point of contact, where perception of intent can vacillate between approach and retreat, welcome and threat, union and dissolution.  Or, fun with a staple gun!

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art, found objects

Tropism. Growth of a textile.

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recalculating, gps, grid cells, navigation, change, wood, sculpture, art

Recalculating...  The brain’s grid cells are part of our internal GPS and form a spatial framework for navigating within a given space. This wooden wall sculpture evokes their function and the mental remapping needed to reorient one’s framework to a shifting landscape, as well as the jarring discontinuities that can arise.

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fence, chain-link fence, wire, knitting, sculpture, art

Fence.  Personal boundaries are painstakingly constructed, in this case knitted out of wire.

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