Yellow Chair was made by hand using a jig and two heat sources. It was designed with booth seating and airport lounges in mind. Once seated, this piece provides a delicate bounce to both users. This piece is currently on display and for sale at Low Gallery in North Park, San Diego. Check out their site http://lowgallerysd.com and visit them at 3778 30th St, San Diego, CA 92109.
2009, 36" diameter, Brazilian hardwoods
Made as a toy, this piece was designed for the child who does everything with the hula-hoop besides hula-hooping.
2009, 5' x 2.5' x 6', Oriented Strand Board, Steel Rod & Tubes
Wall Bench was made in Chico, California, and was inspired by the almond grooves surrounding the area. Comprised of 300 pounds of OSB, this piece seats two and evenly distributes the user's weight providing an unexpected comfort.
A Fitting Exchange
2012, 48" x 12" x 2", Cast Cork, Steel, Concrete
These cork wall tiles are designed to be semi-customizable therefore allowing the user to dictate areas with more dramatic curves or angles. On a small scale, these tiles provide subtle differences, however, covering a large area, these tiles will create dramatic undulations, visually shaping the wall.This piece represents a conversation, and mirrors itself. It reflects yin and yang, masculine and feminine, and positive and negative.
2012, Approx. 84" x 6" x 96", Cork, Conduit
This unit is made from solid cork blocks and conduit. This piece can be assembled in numerous ways. The dimensions of the unit depend on the conduit height.Once disassemble, shelves fit together forming a box, making this unit easy to transport.
2010, 91", 2” diameter, Cast Iron
Using a resonated sand mold, this bamboo was cast in two pieces. Unlike its predecessor in nature, this piece leans in solitude. It is for sale. Please contact the artist for details.
2012, Approx. 1,080" x 720", Rope, PVC, Plastic, Visqueen
This is a collaborative with Nicky Ollerton, Vicky Nguyen, and Van Vu at Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA. The structure can move freely with the wind. At night, Bocca, a video effect made by blurring moving lights, is projected onto the sail. The black visqueen absorbs the light, therefore controlling the image in the remaining white sections.
2010, 360" x 120", Canvas, Conduit
This site-specific piece is aimed at the exclusivity often seen in academia. Students spend years fighting to gain acceptance into universities, and once admitted, they begin the work necessary to get out.
2010, 8" x 1.6" x 29", Aluminum, Electrical Parts
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.