Overview > Sculpture

From And With (left), Perception of Sweetness (right)
fallen branch, found furniture, cotton butcher’s string, jute, wood, paint, gesso
dimensions variable
2017
From and With (detail)
fallen branch, found furniture, cotton butcher’s string, jute, wood, paint, gesso
dimensions variable
2017
Common Long One and Two
fallen branches, found furniture, purple fabric, purple twine, jute cotton butcher’s string, jute, paint, gesso
dimensions variable
2017
Common Long One and Two (detail)
fallen branches, found furniture, purple fabric, purple twine, jute, cotton butcher’s string, paint, gesso
dimensions variable
2017
Spinning
Found furniture, tree branches, globe stand, jute, gesso, paint
40 in x 24 in x 16 in
2017
Spinning (detail)
Found furniture, tree branches, globe stand, jute, gesso, paint
40 in x 24 in x 16 in
2017
Scout Law
fallen branches, found furniture, cotton butcher’s string
45 in x 18 in x 20 in
2017
Scout Law (detail)
fallen branches, found furniture, cotton butcher’s string
40 in x 24 in x 16 in
2017
The Ordinary Indirectness of Line (installation at Sculpture Garden, Riverside Art Gallery)
found furniture, cotton butcher’s string, jute, wood, paint, gesso
dimensions variable
2017
The Ordinary Indirectness of Line (detail) (installation at Sculpture Garden, Riverside Art Gallery)
found furniture, cotton butcher’s string, jute, wood, paint, gesso
dimensions variable
2017
Half Square
found furniture, wood, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
dimensions variable
2016
Half Square (detail)
found furniture, wood, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
dimensions variable
2016
Half Square (detail)
found furniture, wood, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
dimensions variable
2016
sculptural installation made of found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso, paint, PVC
found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso, paint, PVC
variable
2016
sculptural installation made from found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso, paint, PVC
found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso, paint, PVC
dimensions variable
2016
sculpture made of found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
48 in x 36 in x 84 in
2016
sculpture made of found furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
ound furniture, tree limbs, jute, cotton yarn, gesso
48 in x 36 in x 84
2016
sculpture made of jute, cotton yarn, paint, tree branch, trunk
jute, cotton yarn, paint, tree branch, trunk
36 in x 60 in x 40 in
2016
Last Leg
chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches
2015
Last Leg, detail
chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches
2015
Edge of One
chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches, brick
2015
Edge of One, detail
chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches, brick
2015
SonRisa, site-specific installation at I-Park Foundation
window, branches, crocheted cotton
2015
Even Origins are Odd
chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches
2016
Even Origins are Odd, detail
chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches
2016
Would It Be Nice?
chair, crocheted cotton, primer, paint, tree branches, log
2015
Would it Be Nice? (detail)
chair, crocheted cotton, primer, paint, tree branches, log
2015
The 4th & 5th Great Awakenings
crocheted cotton
2014
Lean
tree branches, primer, paint, crocheted cotton
2014
Lit, installation at Dominican University
crocheted candle wicking
2014
Installation, Chicago Theatre Alley
dyed and crocheted jute, paint
2014
Installation, Chicago Theatre Alley, detail
dyed and crocheted jute, paint
2014
Gardenia Royale, Installation at Terrain South
crocheted jute, primer, paint, PVC pipe
2014
Gardenia Royale, Installation at Terrain South, detail
crocheted jute, primer, paint, PVC pipe
2014
Gardenia Royale, Installation at Terrain South, detail
crocheted jute, primer, paint, PVC pipe
2014
Installation, Chicago Artists Coalition
crocheted jute and cotton
2013
Installation, Emory University
crocheted candle wicking
2009
Installation, Emory University, detail
crocheted candle wicking
2009
Installation, Fuller Projects, Indiana University
crocheted candle wicking, planting soil, bean plants
2008

My research and artwork focus on how small, discrete actions—additions, subtractions, divisions—accumulate over time. I create slender, off-kilter sculptures by assembling fallen tree branches, discarded furniture, worn-out clothing, and other cast-off materials that I rescue from the streets and dumpsters of my Chicago neighborhood. I suture the branches and prefabricated furniture by screwing, wrapping, or crocheting them together with cotton yarn or jute. The resulting sculptures may hang from ceilings, lean against walls, or rest precariously on floors. By placing humble, weathered materials into predefined architectural spaces, my artwork points to daily activities like standing, sitting and walking that require us to physically balance ourselves and our surroundings.