Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Select photographic and video materials from my eighteen months as an artist fellow researching at SERC.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Select photographic and video materials from my eighteen months as an artist fellow researching at SERC.

Return to U.S./Mexico Border

Select photographic materials from my return research trip along the US-Mexico border documenting the new border wall.

Return to U.S./Mexico Border

Select photographic materials from my return research trip along the US-Mexico border documenting the new border wall.

Nepal: Himalayas

Select photographic and video materials from my research trip to Nepal documenting Mt. Everest and the surrounding Mahalangur mountain range.

Nepal: Himalayas

Select photographic and video materials from my research trip to Nepal documenting Mt. Everest and the surrounding Mahalangur mountain range.

Mississippi Delta

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana, studying the geography and devastating consequences of oil drilling in the Gulf Coast region.

Mississippi Delta

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana, studying the geography and devastating consequences of oil drilling in the Gulf Coast region.

Grand Isle

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the narrow barrier islands, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico including Grand Isle studying the geography and devastating consequences of oil drilling in the Gulf Coast region.

Grand Isle

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the narrow barrier islands, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico including Grand Isle studying the geography and devastating consequences of oil drilling in the Gulf Coast region.

Everglades

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the Everglades wetlands, a 1.5 million acre preserve on the southern tip of Florida studying the invasive flora, fauna and effects of water pollution.

Everglades

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the Everglades wetlands, a 1.5 million acre preserve on the southern tip of Florida studying the invasive flora, fauna and effects of water pollution.

Louisiana Bayou / Atchafalaya Basin

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the Atchafalaya Basin and regions bayous, Louisiana, studying the geography and devastating consequences of oil drilling in bayous and wetlands.

Louisiana Bayou / Atchafalaya Basin

Select photographic materials from my research trip to the Atchafalaya Basin and regions bayous, Louisiana, studying the geography and devastating consequences of oil drilling in bayous and wetlands.

Himalayan Peaks

High Peaks

The highest Himalayan mountains explore the ideas of the never-ending battle between humans and the environment. The language of landscape generally owned by the painting genre transcends here into a painting/sculpture hybrid.

Himalayan Peaks

High Peaks

The highest Himalayan mountains explore the ideas of the never-ending battle between humans and the environment. The language of landscape generally owned by the painting genre transcends here into a painting/sculpture hybrid.

High Rise

High Rise

High Rise is a monumental/miniature sculpture referencing both the beauty and devastation upon the Florida Everglades.

High Rise

High Rise

High Rise is a monumental/miniature sculpture referencing both the beauty and devastation upon the Florida Everglades.

Kiluaea

Select photographic documentation from exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on The Big Island of Hawaii.

Kiluaea

Select photographic documentation from exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on The Big Island of Hawaii.

Lava Bed, Kilauea Series

This series of low-relief modular wall works are based on on-site aerial and on-the-ground photographs shot in the Hawaiian shield volcano of Kilauea.

Lava Bed, Kilauea Series

This series of low-relief modular wall works are based on on-site aerial and on-the-ground photographs shot in the Hawaiian shield volcano of Kilauea.

Arctic Mountains, Svalbard Series

A series of low-relief modular wall works based on research trips to the Arctic Circle using sheets of cotton pulp in natural white to emulate snow.

Arctic Mountains, Svalbard Series

A series of low-relief modular wall works based on research trips to the Arctic Circle using sheets of cotton pulp in natural white to emulate snow.

Arctic Landscapes

Arctic Landscapes

Highly detailed drawing/collages produced from on-site aerial and on-the-ground photographs shot in the Arctic’s Svalbard Archipelago.

Arctic Landscapes

Arctic Landscapes

Highly detailed drawing/collages produced from on-site aerial and on-the-ground photographs shot in the Arctic’s Svalbard Archipelago.

Dark/Light Ice

Arctic: Dark/Light ice

Works inspired by the Arctic’s Svalbard Archipelago research trip and produced in an elaborate multistage process.

Dark/Light Ice

Arctic: Dark/Light ice

Works inspired by the Arctic’s Svalbard Archipelago research trip and produced in an elaborate multistage process.

Dead Ice

Dead Ice

A monumental sculpture functions as a divider of the gallery space and thematically investigates ideas of failed exploration and the never-ending battle between humans and the environment.

Dead Ice

Dead Ice

A monumental sculpture functions as a divider of the gallery space and thematically investigates ideas of failed exploration and the never-ending battle between humans and the environment.

Pyramiden/Permafrost

A two-sided sculpture inspired by the utopian settlement of Pyramiden, an abandoned soviet town and coal mining community in the Svalbard Archipelago.

Pyramiden/Permafrost

A two-sided sculpture inspired by the utopian settlement of Pyramiden, an abandoned soviet town and coal mining community in the Svalbard Archipelago.

The Arctic

Documentation from the the summer of 2013 research expedition to the Svalbard Islands and surrounding Arctic Circle region.

The Arctic

Documentation from the the summer of 2013 research expedition to the Svalbard Islands and surrounding Arctic Circle region.

Mongolia: Gobi Desert

Select documentation of the 2012 excursion to the Ikh Gazriin Chuluu area in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

Mongolia: Gobi Desert

Select documentation of the 2012 excursion to the Ikh Gazriin Chuluu area in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

Haiti / Dominican Republic

Select photographic and video documentation from a research trip to Port-au-Prince and surrounding regions, eight months after the 2010 earthquake.

Haiti / Dominican Republic

Select photographic and video documentation from a research trip to Port-au-Prince and surrounding regions, eight months after the 2010 earthquake.

West Virginia

Select photographic and video materials from a research trip to strip mining sites in the Kayford Mountain region of southern West Virginia.

West Virginia

Select photographic and video materials from a research trip to strip mining sites in the Kayford Mountain region of southern West Virginia.

U.S. / Mexico Border

Select photographs from a 3000-mile research tour of the US/Mexico border, picturing border crossings, old and new fence, and individuals interviewed.

U.S. / Mexico Border

Select photographs from a 3000-mile research tour of the US/Mexico border, picturing border crossings, old and new fence, and individuals interviewed.

Haiti / Dominican Republic Border

Collage drawings based upon a research trip to Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Haiti / Dominican Republic Border

Collage drawings based upon a research trip to Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Haiti: Tree Ruins & Tree Line

A series of etchings inspired by the 2010 research trip to Haiti and produced with the Lower East Side Printshop.

Haiti: Tree Ruins & Tree Line

A series of etchings inspired by the 2010 research trip to Haiti and produced with the Lower East Side Printshop.

U.S. / Mexico Border

Drawing series based on field research along 3,000 miles of old and new fence under on the Mexico / United States border.

U.S. / Mexico Border

Drawing series based on field research along 3,000 miles of old and new fence under on the Mexico / United States border.

U.S. / Canada Border

Drawing series based upon travels to numerous border crossings, as well as on press photo documentation.

U.S. / Canada Border

Drawing series based upon travels to numerous border crossings, as well as on press photo documentation.

Gitmo: Abandoned Camp X-Ray

Drawing series based on research of the abandoned detention facility on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay

Gitmo: Abandoned Camp X-Ray

Drawing series based on research of the abandoned detention facility on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay

Mountain Strip Mine Landscapes

Drawing series based on travels to strip mines and their associated communities in West Virginia.

Mountain Strip Mine Landscapes

Drawing series based on travels to strip mines and their associated communities in West Virginia.

Swamp/Marsh Landscape

Drawing series derived from research undertaken along Florida’s Interstate 95 and select proximate regions.

Swamp/Marsh Landscape

Drawing series derived from research undertaken along Florida’s Interstate 95 and select proximate regions.

Everglades Forest Fires

Collage drawings based on extensive research of and multiple filed trips to numerous forest fire sites in the Florida Everglades.

Everglades Forest Fires

Collage drawings based on extensive research of and multiple filed trips to numerous forest fire sites in the Florida Everglades.

Mountain Views

A large scale elevated sculpture that recreates a scenic vista of a monumental extinct mountain range, acting as a memorial to its own obliteration from out of state coal mining and mountain top removal.

Mountain Views

A large scale elevated sculpture that recreates a scenic vista of a monumental extinct mountain range, acting as a memorial to its own obliteration from out of state coal mining and mountain top removal.

Nomadic Landscape

A nomadic work of art, this miniaturized landscape travels in a custom container along the path of the prevailing Mongolian winds—much like the region’s soil deposited in north-central China as a result of the effects of global warming.

Nomadic Landscape

A nomadic work of art, this miniaturized landscape travels in a custom container along the path of the prevailing Mongolian winds—much like the region’s soil deposited in north-central China as a result of the effects of global warming.

Unnecessary Memorial: Palisade I & II

A project exploring the ecology, environment, and rescue of the Hudson Palisades. Sculpted entirely by hand, the work functions as an intimate, double-sided tableau.

Unnecessary Memorial: Palisade I & II

A project exploring the ecology, environment, and rescue of the Hudson Palisades. Sculpted entirely by hand, the work functions as an intimate, double-sided tableau.

Broken Landscape II

Referencing the historical genre of landscape painting, Broken Landscape II is a painstaking rendering of the land’s topography and its manufactured border.

 

Broken Landscape II

Referencing the historical genre of landscape painting, Broken Landscape II is a painstaking rendering of the land’s topography and its manufactured border.

 

Broken Landscape I

Over one hundred feet in length, Broken Landscape reconstructs a section of the Mexico/United States border as a monumental miniaturized model of the new fence and surrounding landscape.

Broken Landscape I

Over one hundred feet in length, Broken Landscape reconstructs a section of the Mexico/United States border as a monumental miniaturized model of the new fence and surrounding landscape.

Two Ends

Two Ends is a landscape sculpture depicting the extreme ends of the United States/Mexico border: one reaching the Gulf of Mexico, the other descending straight into the Pacific Ocean.

Two Ends

Two Ends is a landscape sculpture depicting the extreme ends of the United States/Mexico border: one reaching the Gulf of Mexico, the other descending straight into the Pacific Ocean.

End of the Fence Line

A miniature representation of the end of the federal fence line in Fort Hancock, TX. The sculpture is placed at eye level, forcing the viewer to look to the other side through the fence.

End of the Fence Line

A miniature representation of the end of the federal fence line in Fort Hancock, TX. The sculpture is placed at eye level, forcing the viewer to look to the other side through the fence.

UnNatural History I

A miniature world mounted inside an abandoned natural history museum, presenting landscapes that are simultaneously real and subliminal, beautiful and devastating, refined and abstracted.

UnNatural History I

A miniature world mounted inside an abandoned natural history museum, presenting landscapes that are simultaneously real and subliminal, beautiful and devastating, refined and abstracted.

UnNatural History II

This sculpture continues the exploration of duality, as embodied by landscape suspended in a liminal state between destruction and regeneration.

UnNatural History II

This sculpture continues the exploration of duality, as embodied by landscape suspended in a liminal state between destruction and regeneration.

Floating Fire

A floating, mirrored reconstruction of a fire-ravaged area in the Florida Everglades, investigating landscape as a site of conflict and instability.

Floating Fire

A floating, mirrored reconstruction of a fire-ravaged area in the Florida Everglades, investigating landscape as a site of conflict and instability.

Floating Fires

Focusing on the forest fire, this exhibit reflects upon the subliminal landscape imagery of the Florida Everglades and its relationship to encroachment, conservation and restoration.

Floating Fires

Focusing on the forest fire, this exhibit reflects upon the subliminal landscape imagery of the Florida Everglades and its relationship to encroachment, conservation and restoration.

Mountain Strip

A massive miniaturized section of a West Virginia strip coal mine, over forty feet in length and twenty-two feet in height, painstakingly rendering the topography and demise of a mountain.

Mountain Strip

A massive miniaturized section of a West Virginia strip coal mine, over forty feet in length and twenty-two feet in height, painstakingly rendering the topography and demise of a mountain.

Landscape Section: Border: U.S. / Mexico

A representation of the U.S. / Mexico border. Part of an ongoing series of miniaturized landscape sections reconstructing borders between countries in varying degrees of conflicts with each other.

Landscape Section: Border: U.S. / Mexico

A representation of the U.S. / Mexico border. Part of an ongoing series of miniaturized landscape sections reconstructing borders between countries in varying degrees of conflicts with each other.

Landscape Section: Border: U.S. / Canada

This sculpture depicts a peace park on the United States’ less contentious northern border—a sharp contrast to the more fortified southern border with Mexico.

Landscape Section: Border: U.S. / Canada

This sculpture depicts a peace park on the United States’ less contentious northern border—a sharp contrast to the more fortified southern border with Mexico.

Landscape Section: Border: Pakistan / Afghanistan (Tora Bora)

This sculpture draws upon documentation of the Pakistan / Afghanistan border landscape by the international press to recreate an area that continues to be central to the United States’ politics.

Landscape Section: Border: Pakistan / Afghanistan (Tora Bora)

This sculpture draws upon documentation of the Pakistan / Afghanistan border landscape by the international press to recreate an area that continues to be central to the United States’ politics.

Landscape Section: Border: North / South Korea

Based upon copious photo documentation of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, this sculpture depicts a wildlife sanctuary in one of the most dangerous border zones in the world.

Landscape Section: Border: North / South Korea

Based upon copious photo documentation of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, this sculpture depicts a wildlife sanctuary in one of the most dangerous border zones in the world.

Landscape Section: Marsh

Sculpture based upon research along Florida’s Interstate 95 and select proximate regions, where devastating wildfires destroyed tens of thousands of acres of everglades and wetlands.

Landscape Section: Marsh

Sculpture based upon research along Florida’s Interstate 95 and select proximate regions, where devastating wildfires destroyed tens of thousands of acres of everglades and wetlands.

Landscape Section: Swamp

Work in an ongoing series that presents a cross-section from nature as a still and subliminal image of a liminal environment, either being destroyed or in the process of healing.

Landscape Section: Swamp

Work in an ongoing series that presents a cross-section from nature as a still and subliminal image of a liminal environment, either being destroyed or in the process of healing.

Landscape Triptych

A faux landscape hovering above existing terrain as a miniature subliminal still, Landscape Triptych reflects on the effect humans have on animal habitats.

Landscape Triptych

A faux landscape hovering above existing terrain as a miniature subliminal still, Landscape Triptych reflects on the effect humans have on animal habitats.

Detainment Map

A site specific sculpture situated at a military fort in Key West, Detainment Map reflects upon the complex detainee issues surrounding the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.

Detainment Map

A site specific sculpture situated at a military fort in Key West, Detainment Map reflects upon the complex detainee issues surrounding the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.