Howard County Community College, February, 2017
While I was playing around with casting paper over rocks, I had the idea to find an interesting public venue in which to install them. I wondered what they would look like in a contemporary building, one that was all marble and chrome. I thought the juxtaposition of the rust and the shiny would create a unique dialogue. I picked the Horowitz Center at the Howard County Community College (MD) because of its contemporary architecture. I requested and received permission to take a day and work on different installations of the rocks in the lower lobby of the building. This placement had the added benefit of being in the direct travel line from the garage to the rest of the campus and many conversations ensued as I was working. It was a really fabulous experience and I am grateful to the staff at the college for letting me play in their building.
School of Visual Arts Bio-Art Residency, Summer, 2015
I was fortunate to attend a Bio-Art residency in NYC in 2015. While Bio-Art is not really my focus, I was able to create several installations during my five weeks there and, in the process, explore a new direction for my artwork. My feelings of claustrophobia brought on by the stark linearity of the buildings in NYC and the sterility of my workspaces led to the following installations.