This is a translation representing people on the national waiting list for organ transplantations. The materials were "harvested" from radios, printers, children's toys, etc.
2010, 36" x 2" x 24", Aluminum, Plastic
Every day, we are exposed to various percentages, rates, statistics. At a certain point, we become numb to this varrage of force-fed information. Each dot of color represents someone who is on the national waiting list as an organ recipient. Once this data is aranged visually, it creates an informative composition.
2011, 10" x .25" x 14", Bees Wax, Brown Casting Wax
This piece represents the lives lost in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011. Each dot represents 87 people.
2011, 96" x .25" x 42", Steel, Embroidery Floss, Thread
Previously the top of a plasma cut table, this piece of metal has been 'repaired'. Thread is assigned to the small cuts, and embroidery floss is assigned to the larger cuts. Every cut has been cared for. Every tear has been treated. Every puncture has been patched.
2013, 12” x 1” x 6.5”, Laser cut Cherry, Acrylic Paint
This piece translates data from a journal that I have kept under doctor’s orders. I saw this as an opportunity to continue the use of statistics as a medium and focus my work inward. Using a behavior modification technique, I was assigned to document time, feeling, place, and amount. Handwritten tally marks represent pulled hairs. This documentation creates a pattern and allows habits to be diagramed.
2013, 26" x 15" x 20", Maple, Brazilian Hardwoods
Using the same information as documented in "Tracking," the days when no hair pulling occurred are represented by the branches under the table, signifying growth.