Installation at Visual Arts Gallery, 2013

Installation view at Visual Arts Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

The Future of Dust No. 1, Archival Pigment Print, 61"x18"

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This Compost, Archival Pigment Print, 20"x58"

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How Can You Be Alive, You Growths of Spring?, Archival Pigment Print, 20"x40"

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The Future of Dust No. 2, Archival Pigment Print, 15"x23"

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Resurrection Plant After Four Hours of Rehydration, 68"x16"

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Watermelon, Watermelon, Archival Pigment Print, 23"x15"

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As the Leaves Leave, Archival Pigment Print, 23"x15"

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Stills from video Homo/Humus
Stills from video Homo/Humus

5 minutes. Homo/Humus details cycles of decay and renewal by investigating various stages of composting and implicating human mortality in these processes. By offering elements of the artist’s own body in the composting process, the piece is simultaneously a modern-day vanitas and a hopeful progenitor of rebirth. The title, Homo/Humus, points to the etymological and conceptual relation of these Latin words for human and dirt. (Full video linked below)

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Installation view of How Can You Be Alive, You Growths of Spring? Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

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How Can You Be Alive, You Growths of Spring?

How Can You Be Alive, You Growths of Spring? is a love letter to regenerative natural cycles of decay and rebirth. Documenting ephemeral sculptural assemblages of dirt, dust, bodily detritus, and plant life over time, this work stems from a fascination with the poetry of biology and the improbability of life generating and regenerating itself in endless cycles.