Found & Altered

2016 Solo Exhibition @ Saranac Art Projects, Spokane Washington

 

A wise person once told me, be everywhere, what you need will find you.

 

I have always enjoyed the rhythm of multiples, when I find something that has a pleasing shape en mass is when I am most at home in my studio. 

 

 When I like the shape of a thing I pick it up, bring it home.

Sometimes I let it go, other times I have a conversation with it.

Sometimes it stays with me for years before I find its’ next place in the universe. 

When Image meets shape it opens the door for conversations.

 

I believe I have a duty to open conversations on the politics of environmentalism in my media choices and imagery.  In order to develop a worthwhile opinion, you have to talk about things.   A lot.

 How Dreams are Communicated Between Injured Bovines & Extinct Fowl.  2015  plywood, shoe lasts, wooden crutches, gourd parts. rotary phone parts, horn, hair (human & bovine), feather, stain, hardware.  Collection of Dan McCann, Spokane, WA

How Dreams are Communicated Between Injured Bovines & Extinct Fowl.  2015  plywood, shoe lasts, wooden crutches, gourd parts. rotary phone parts, horn, hair (human & bovine), feather, stain, hardware.

Collection of Dan McCann, Spokane, WA

 Untitled #'s 1-6, 2015 marker, chalk, conte',  on cotton & banana papers, wooden crutches, hardware.   #1 & #3 Available in Store.

Untitled #'s 1-6, 2015 marker, chalk, conte',  on cotton & banana papers, wooden crutches, hardware.   #1 & #3 Available in Store.

 Detail Untitled #6, Marker on Banana Paper, wooden crutch.  Collection of Rene' Roehle,  Spokane WA

Detail Untitled #6, Marker on Banana Paper, wooden crutch.  Collection of Rene' Roehle,  Spokane WA

 Industrial Random Insult & Compliment Generators 2015  Hand written insults on service station paper towels, towel dispenser, hand written compliments on service station towels, towel dispenser.  Hand click counter.  Available in Store

Industrial Random Insult & Compliment Generators 2015  Hand written insults on service station paper towels, towel dispenser, hand written compliments on service station towels, towel dispenser.  Hand click counter.  Available in Store

 Distribution Principle, 2015  later transfer on found object, hardware.  Available in Store.

Distribution Principle, 2015  later transfer on found object, hardware.  Available in Store.

 Convenience is not Necessity, 2002  Hand stamped ink on Scott brand toilet tissue, industrial toilet tissue dispensers.  Available in Store.

Convenience is not Necessity, 2002  Hand stamped ink on Scott brand toilet tissue, industrial toilet tissue dispensers.  Available in Store.

 Detail, Convenience is Not Necessity.

Detail, Convenience is Not Necessity.