Altered place was an installation that was made to engage the architecture of the building, by covering the large windows of the art gallery it brought them to the forefront of the viewers attention. This allowed for an alternate type of visual experience for the viewer to interact with feature of the space, natural lighting of the building, that may have otherwise gone overlooked.
Illumination is an installation that was set up at two seperate location at different time periods. This was implemented by my a desire to see or feel a sense of the sunset, the first was in Oregon and the last two during the winter in North Dakota, were a sometimes a vibrate colorful sunset can be scarce. They were quick set up installations that played on the use of natural light of a window to provide illumination for the space, the use of simple colored vinyl to tint the color into something unique.
This installation focused on perception and color, walking into the space you found a blue lit room and if one was to explore and touch the art you would find a startling discovery. Upon touching a copper plate a sensor would switch on the red light dramatically changing the space and giving it a new life, and creating a amazing effect of color on the copper plates.
A selection of some of my chair creations, the first being a exploration in alternative material use and upcycling of materials and design. Using a shelf from a old locker for the seat, found wood for the arm rests, found table legs and plexiglass as a joiner insert between boards. The second chair was an inspired by the use of plexiglass and wood from the first, but taking it much further by laminating wood and plexiglass together to create a whole new type of chair, one that functions standing either way.
Mass forms exploring the use of light on a steel and aluminum made work.
Mass Form Exploration
Exploration of mass forms varying size, materials and color.
Incandescence a light installation that involved the use of thirty-two light bulbs and twenty-four, three-way switches. An experiment on the mass forms with and interactive component, allowing viewers to directly engage in the work and alter it in random unwitting ways.
Interactive art installation, approaching from the outside the sign read “Yellow” in blue text, the room looked yellow. Upon entering you found a blue lit space, if you were brave enough and hit the light switch it flipped the entire room yellow. The central piece of the installation was a block of plexiglass mounted on a concave wall, this was lit by external natural light from beyond the room and the viewer would see a shift in their perception of it’s color depending on if the room was blue or yellow.
Black Prism was a small one person booth like installation that was almost entirely black, upon entering the space you had two angled walls running out away from the door, looking up you saw a reflection. The two walls were backlit with red and blue lights through peg board which create a strong visual effect, combined with the reflection it created a feel of a much deeper space.
Red Sky Installation
Red Sky was probably the biggest installation I have ever done, covering a massive skylight with red fabric shifting and tinting the typical blue light of the window to something new, which allowed for other colors in the space to become more prominent.
Immersive environment installation, almost entirely red allowed for viewers to see the perceptual changes in color of the lone fluorescent light and the natural light from underneath the door shift in intensity to a very striking cool blue and a deep green respectively.
Glass Pane Installation
Interactive installation that focused a red and blue light through a glass pane onto a white wall, the piece included a set of dimmers that allowed the viewer to directly manipulate and engage with the work.
Undergraduate Thesis Work
Culmination of my undergraduate work and the exploration of the Mass Forms in various mediums and art processes, and a real indicator of work to come with light.
All handmade chess set that folds up for travel, through the use of magnets.
This deck was a big overhaul of a really great deck that had just run out of time, the owners wanted something new and really wanted to go for it, bigger, better and with a alternative pergola!