Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Bodywall, side one

Bodywall, side twoAnd here they are at a party!

Bodywall, drywall, 2x4s, silk, hair, potato dextrin, paint, latex.

Like anyone who is out of food and ideas, I am going to end with some haikus:

The last days of my
Seventh set of finals I
Hid under my bed.

Decided to change
Thesis to ridiculing
Myself and my work.

Surface: The Final, Bricks

Skin/Architecture, cloth/bricks blahblahblahblahblahblah

15 Bricks, muslin, polyester thread, devore, sucher, twine, eye hooks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Look! Legg Mason at Harbor East.

The hanging ones are my Veil and Leak! You can see them in traffic!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I love to draw architecture. Powdered charcoal on BFK, 10x18"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

As promised

Injured gendered objects: meet the Skin Heel.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pore Wall

SO, here is my newest piece. It has been a busy week, I put in an application to a fellowship so I have been frantically finishing new work. This is a wall, as related to the body... sort of how the body is a container, a layer of privacy between yourself and the world , walls are a container of space. But also, the phenomenon as walls as the infrastructure of architecture, breaking that down and sliding in some scabby skin samples. Also! if you look at the reverse side of this piece it is many, many cavities. I guess I should photograph it that way and call it The Orifice Wall. Anyhoo... for now, "Pore Wall" 1'x4'x2' Potato dextrin, dye, latex on silk in MDF.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Scab Table

Just workin' into some furniture with scabs. Coming soon: Gendered objects with scabs. Table, latex, hair.

Skin City

Okay. Skin samples. I have made these somewhat convincing scab paintings that are 3x3" and put them in a 10x10 grid. This is sort of a reference to the idea of the city, working the body, the seeping nature of womanhood into a grid and sensifying it. Maybe? I am about to turn these skin samples into wallpaper. Potato dextrin and print paste on silk.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Leak

This is my newest piece. It is about the concept of the color pink. It mostly looks like a tragic menstrual disaster. This is a passageway. This is about the fear of the feminization of space and architecture. I am creating more intimate architecture that imitates or references the female body/experience and making it's animation and structure reliant on the room it exists in. Its kind of a demented wreath situation, like a wreath that blew up and went three dimensional and wasn't like "welcome to the space" but was more "welcome to the world through this birth canal." "The Leak" Muslin, potato dextrin, dye on iron rings.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pieces of Lou

I just got a favorite model. His name is Lou. Also, someone compliment me on the Jewel reference. Graphite on paper.

Thesis Gestation

Hello Others,

We are in the embryonic stages of my thesis pieces. I like to say "thesis pieces" because it rhymes with "reese's pieces." I have made four very rough sculptures that address the thoughts surrounding my current body of work about architectural installations. I also have a statement. Which do you want first?

The Statement:
My work is an architectural critique of the patriarchy in constructed space. I have created architectural installations to be in dialogue with the space in which they exist. The masculinity innate in architecture in often overlooked even in light of the nature of its historical precedents. I intend to use the gallery space to ignite the concept of my pieces and what they have to offer the viewer. They are largely dependent on the support of what determines "constructed space" from space as it exists in nature. I selected the materials for my pieces to be gendered differently from its X-Y-Z spatial setting. My pieces address different avenues of femininity and push them into conversation with their patriarchal setting. My goal is to inform the viewer of this dynamic, both in my work and in society.

The Pieces:
This is my studio! There are four pieces in it in this picture.

This is a close up of the far left corner. This is a web dependent on the structure of the room with the two sleeves of a wedding dress reaching out. "The Leech" Size varies room to room.

Second one from left. Twine and lace. "The Last Straw" or maybe "Clinging". Its about eight feet tall.

Muslin and Iron, "Mother" 7ftx3ft

I don't have a name for this one yet. But it is muslin on brass.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another portrait drawing.

My teacher said it would be better if it was only this section. It does look cooler this way, but I like the whole drawing too because I have a SteveProblem.

Charcoal on toned paper, 22x30

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Drawings from Portraiture

This (above) is a Sargent copy.

This one (above) is powdered charcoal!! I did it with a paint brush.

All of these are charcoal on paper. Various sizes, all around 12x18.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Femininity and the Gendered Implications of Space

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Integrity Wave
The Hot Movement
Exploitation to Regression

Sunday, August 23, 2009

So in light of my looming thesis on __________________________, I have decided to do some self portraits related to nothing. I've been hitting the lemons pretty hard for some unknown reason, and they are a point of focus in this one. I have been working on this slowly, and I think it will take me the rest of the week to finish before I head back to Brawltiwhore. Here are some of the stages it has hit on the ride. It's a square.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I guess we're back to the bald self portraits then. Acrylic on Canvas, 24x36.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


This week I have been compelled by an undetermined force to draw a lot of lemons. All of these are about 4"x5" Graphite on Paper. The last one includes colored pencil.