Portfolio > Installations and Wall Drawings

I make outsized wall drawings of cities culled (usually) from piles of paper scraps.

Cities interest me as teeming containers for everything. I admire the adaptive sensibility of tinkerers, patchers, foragers, and those who make-do, like a friend who keeps bees in a 12’ x 12’ back yard, or my neighbors who know that the empty “mint house” down the street is a great source for all their spearmint needs. I like seeing apartments become galleries, lots become soccer pitches, and stoops become gathering places. A conjoined block of back porches, cellular in appearance, but as various as its inhabitants, is my favorite view. Cities like this are worth aspiring to.

When I tear drawings down, the parts get stuffed into bags for eventual reuse in later drawings. A bank of rowhomes becomes a teetering television antenna, or a moveable type sign becomes a sidewalk. When I piece parts together, I leave the joints exposed. I value tape as both an adhesive and as a line.

I rarely picture people in my constructions, but people are not absent. Architecture interests me the moment it becomes humanized.

In the Weeds (detail - right side)
Acrylic, flashe, paper
10 x 72'
2016
In the Weeds (Detail - left side)
Acrylic, flashe, paper
10 x 72'
2016
In the Weeds (detail)
Acrylic, flashe, and paper
10 x 72'
2016
Neighborhood Watch (detail)
Acrylic, flashe, paper, cardboard, and LEDs
5 vignettes, each approx. 10 x 10 x 5'
2016
Neighborhood Watch (installation detail)
Acrylic, flashe, paper, cardboard, and LEDs
5 vignettes, each approx. 10 x 10 x 5'
2016
Neighborhood Watch (Installation Overview)
Acrylic, flashe, paper, cardboard, LEDs
5 vignettes - each approx. 10 x 10 x 5'
2016
Big Joke (installation detail)
Acrylic, tape, paper, and cardboard
10 x 50'
2016
Better Waverly
Paint and paper
variable
2014
Better Waverly - four details
Paint and paper
variable
2014
Untitled
Paint, paper, tape, lights
variable
2014
Untitled (four details)
Paint, paper, tape, lights
variable
2014
Untitled (detail)
Paint, paper, tape, lights
variable
2014
Grid Plan (2)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2014
Grid Plan (2)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2014
Grid Plan (2)
Paint, tape, paper.
variable
2014
Drift (installation view)
Paint, tape, paper, cardboard, lights
variable
2014
Drift (installation view)
Paint, tape, paper, cardboard, lights
2014
Drift (Installation View)
Paint, tape, paper, cardboard, lights
variable
2014
Drift (three installation views)
Paint, tape, paper, cardboard, lights
variable
2014
Drift - three exhibition details
Paint, tape, paper, cardboard, lights
variable
2014
Hub
Paint, paper, cardboard, and tape
variable
2014
Hub (two detail views)
Paint, tape, paper.
variable
2014
Hub (two detail views)
Paint, tape, paper.
variable
2014
Pump Fake
Paint and paper
8' x 24'
2013
Rover
Paint, cardboard, paper, lights
variable
2013
Rover (detail)
Paint, cardboard, paper, lights
variable
2013
Edge City
Paint, tape, paper, and cardboard
variable
2013
Edge City (detail)
Paint, tape, paper, and cardboard
variable
2013
Edge City (detail)
Paint, tape, paper, and cardboard
variable
2013
Pascagoula (detail)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2013
Pascagoula (detail)
Paint, paper, tape
variable
2013
boomtown
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2013
boomtown (detail)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2013
boomtown (detail)
Paint, paper, tape on floor
variable
2013
S.O.S.
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard, lights
approx. 12' x 12' x 12'
2013
S.O.S. (detail)
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard, lights
approx. 12' x 12' x 12'
2013
Co-dependency
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard, lights
variable
2013
Co-dependency (detail)
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard, lights
variable
2013
Co-dependency (detail)
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard, lights
variable
2013
Loop
Paint and paper on wall
variable
2013
Loop (detail)
Paint and paper on wall
variable
2013
"Gathering" - Installation view
Paint, tape, paper, and cardboard
variable
2012
"Gathering" - installation view
Paint, tape, paper, and cardboard
variable
2012
"I-85" (detail)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2012
"I-85" (detail)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2012
"I-85" (detail)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2012
"I-85" (installation view)
Paint, tape, and paper
variable
2012
Greenmount (installation view)
Paint, tape, paper, lights
variable
2012
"Greenmount" (detail)
Paint, tape, paper, lights
variable
2012
Back Alley (detail)
Paint, paper and tape on wall
variable
2012
Back Alley (detail)
Paint, paper and tape on wall
variable
2012
Back Alley
Paint, paper and tape on wall
variable
2012
Limn (installation view)
mixed media
variable
2012
Limn (installation view)
mixed media
variable
2012
Limn (installation view)
mixed media
variable
2012
Over and over (detail)
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard, lights
variable
2012
Walkshed (installation view)
mixed media
variable
2011
"Walkshed"
mixed media
variable
2011
Walkshed (installation views)
mixed media
variable
2011
Import
mixed media
variable
2011
Import (detail)
mixed media
variable
2011
"Import" (detail)
Paint, tape, paper, and cardboard
variable
2011
Home
Gesso on paper, masking tape
variable
2011
Home (detail)
Gesso on paper, masking tape
variable
2011
Home (detail)
Gesso on paper, masking tape
variable
2011
Home
Gesso on paper, masking tape
variable
2011
Sprawl
mixed media
variable
2011
Sprawl
mixed media
variable
2011
Sprawl
mixed media
variable
2011
Sprawl (detail)
mixed media
variable
2011
Sprawl
mixed media
variable
2011
High Winds
mixed media
variable
2011
High Winds
mixed media
variable
2011
High Winds
mixed media
variable
2011
Flare
mixed media
variable
2010
Flare
mixed media
variable
2010
Flare
mixed media
variable
2010
Slew
mixed media
variable
2010
"Agglutinate" (detail)
mixed media
variable
2010
"Agglutinate" (detail)
mixed media
variable
2010
"Agglutinate" (detail)
mixed media
variable
2010
"Agglutinate" (detail)
mixed media
variable
2010
"Agglutinate" (detail)
mixed media
variable
2010
Border
mixed media
variable
2009
Border (detail)
mixed media
variable
2009
Deletion
mixed media
variable
2009
Deletion (detail)
mixed media
variable
2009
Blot
mixed media
variable
2008
Blot (detail)
mixed media
variable
2008
Blot (detail)
mixed media
variable
2008
Parts of Speech
Group of ink on paper drawings
variable
2008