Archive for 2011

Heptaparaparshinokh, 2011

An interactive, seven-layer digital collage created for a one week installation at VioletStrays.com, July 22-28

The bottom five layers came from a photo feed that I continually added to throughout the week. Atop this, two randomly chosen graphical elements joined in 900 possible combinations. Each view generates a different final piece, even with repeat viewings.

The version you see above selects from the entire set of 40 photos for the bottom set of layers. Click for endless variations or see details for a few screenshots from throughout the online installation week.

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No Moon (for Troy), 2011

No Moon, 2011

Hand-embroidered catalog page, 8 x 9-1/2 inches

Obviously I had to make at least one Death Star after the last series.

This one’s a gift for my co-conspirator and good friend Troy Gua, who loves the Star Wars.

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Many Moons, 2011

Many Moons

Many Moons, hand-embroidered catalog pages, 16 x 9-1/2 inches.

A while back I came across this Hasselblad catalog, full of photos taken by astronauts during the late 60s Apollo missions.

Discovering it, tucked away in the back of one of my favorite antique treasure stores, I felt an immediate draw. Surely my love of Hasselblad’s cameras contributed to this, but there was a certain nostalgia I felt as well, even though I was born long after the events captured. I knew for certain that I had to take it home with me, that I would find a purpose for it within my work.

Moon No. 1

Moon No. 1, 8 x 9-1/2 inches

For many months (moons), the catalog sat in a drawer. Every time I saw it, I felt that same compelling draw. Then, a few months ago, I awoke with the idea you see here.

Moon No. 5

Moon No. 5, 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

The series was exhibited in full at Seattle Weekly’s Artopia.

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Alterations, 2011

Alteration no. 1

Alteration no. 1, hand-embroidered postcard, 9-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches

A thirty-postcard experiment.

This series was made for my one-night exhibition with Erin Frost at Vignettes. In addition to our collaborative series (i/ii/iii), we each altered a large batch of existing materials. I chose to work exclusively with embroidery on vintage postcards, allowing for no two repeating patterns.

Alteration no. 9

Alteration no. 9, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches

Alteration no. 12

Alteration no. 12, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches

Alteration no. 8

Alteration no. 8, 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Alteration no. 10

Alteration no. 10, 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Alteration no. 24

Alteration no. 24, 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Alteration no. 4

Alteration no. 4, 6 x 4 inches

Alteration no. 3

Alteration no. 3, 6 x 4 inches

I have never attempted a project like this one. Along with Erin’s 26 piece batch, it made for one hell of a wall!

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Intercourse, 2011

Lightjet c-print, 36 x 17-1/4 inches. Collaboration with Erin Frost.

Created for Alterations, a one-night exhibition with Erin Frost.

This set of works combined many of our interests: performance photography, sewing and each other. Though strikingly different in mood and content from our last collaborations, the focus is again on a kind of connection, a force between us.

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