August 27, 2014
At The Salina Art Center’s Warehouse
I recently arrived at the Salina Art Center for a 10 week residency ending the first of November. The warehouse space is large and beautiful. Beautiful, at least to me, given its fantastic size and accommodations – the entire place is air conditioned, and I can drive my truck right in the door. Who could ask for a better studio?
July 30, 2014
After completing my thesis show I cut down the central wall into strips of heartbeats which I framed. These framed pieces are interesting remnants of the show. Each of the 9 panels is marked with over 4,000 hatch-marks representing individual heartbeats.
July 22, 2014
The works section is now up and very close to current.
I also just finished this very formal commission piece for a friend, Micah Evans, and learned that I am still quite capable of complex fabrication in silver, although the process was definitely a little bit slower than would be desirable.
July 20, 2014
Thank you so much to Josh Hatcher for getting this website up and running, I’m organizing and updating content now, but until it’s all posted please enjoy Josh’s beautiful design skills.
June 29, 2014
In Our Time
In Our Time is an installation and performance. If you are viewing it outside of a performance time then you are only seeing the installation and the residue of the performers’ work.
Each performance runs for the duration of 10,000 heartbeats (approximately 2:15 hours) as marked in chalk by the artist on the central curved wall. The artist listens to his own heartbeat with a stethoscope while marking off the beats. The sound of the artist’s markings is amplified into the space behind the wall. In that space there are four discrete actions being performed. One person runs on a treadmill. The next writes down thoughts, stories or memories evoked by the situation at hand. The third person is filing a sterling silver egg at a maple workbench; both the egg and the bench were made by the artist. Lastly there is a person playing solitaire, the game of waiting.
The rock in the gallery is approximately 15 tons of Kansas limestone gathered in the months prior to the show from friends, farmers, gardens and construction sites.
For more images of the installation and performance, please visit the “works” section.