Overview > Sculpture

Tenor
2021
Backtrack
pages from 1960 Sears catalogue, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, concrete, wood
64 in x 32 in x 24 in
2020
Righteous Sentence
pages from 1960 Sears catalogue, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, concrete, wood
66 in x 32 in x 30 in
2020
Handbook of English
pages from 1960 Handbook of English, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, concrete, wood
60 in x 24 in x 20 in
2020
Punch Bowl
pages from 1960 Sears catalogue, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, concrete, wood
68 in x 70 in x 40 in
2020
Culture Counter
pages from 1960 Sears catalogue, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, concrete, wood
2020
Bandera
wrapping paper, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, wood
33 in x 50 in x 35 in
2020
When Push Comes To Shove
pages from 1960 Sears catalogue, wood glue, acrylic paint, wood
2020
Denominator
wrapping paper, cardboard, wood glue, acrylic paint, wood
36 in x 23 in x 18 in
2020
Charlatan
Wood, acrylic paint, collage, wood glue
63 in x 20 in x 18 in
2020
Relentless Overture
Wood, acrylic paint, collage, wood glue
2020
sculpture created with found ladder, paint, gesso, wood; title is Get Over It
found ladder, paint, gesso, wood
26 in x 30 in x 84 in
2017
sculpture created with found furniture, jute, paint, concrete; title is Parched
found furniture, jute, cotton string, paint, concrete
variable
2018
(detail) Parched
found furniture, jute, paint, concrete, fabric, gesso, shirts
variable
2018
sculpture created with found furniture, paint, concrete; title is Parkland
found furniture, paint, concrete
62 in x 6 in x 24 in
2017
sculpture created with found furniture, paint, plaster; title is Commencement
found furniture, paint, wood, plaster
38 in x 36 in x 30 in
2017
sculpture created with found furniture, jute, paint, concrete; title is Surge Protector
found furniture, jute, paint, concrete
32 in x 28 in x 30 in
2017
Inbounded, 2017, by Brent Fogt, found furniture, found lumber, concrete, acrylic paint, cotton string, plaster
found furniture, found lumber, concrete, acrylic paint, cotton string, plaster
variable
2017
From And With (left), Perception of Sweetness (right)
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
Spinning
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
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 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
SonRisa, site-specific installation at I-Park Foundation
window, branches, crocheted cotton
2015
Would It Be Nice?
chair, crocheted cotton, primer, paint, tree branches, log
2015
The 4th & 5th Great Awakenings
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.