Overview > Sculpture

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

I create slender, off-kilter sculptures by assembling fallen tree branches, discarded furniture, worn-out clothing, and other cast-off materials from my Chicago neighborhood. I physically suture the branches and prefabricated furniture by screwing, wrapping, or crocheting them together with cotton yarn or jute. The sculptures engage the surrounding architecture by hanging from ceilings, leaning against walls, and resting precariously on floors. By mixing humble, weathered materials with architectural space, my research and work explore daily rituals that require balance, such as standing, sitting, and walking. I also pay homage to the principle of reuse — of making do with what is available — that craft traditions have followed for centuries. My research and work focus on how small, discrete actions — additions, subtractions, divisions — accumulate over time.