Installed in the former Merrill’s drug store storefront, Lowest Prices In Town is an impression of how the window might have once looked, filled with an abundance of “products”. Each item, hand made from recycled cardboard, contradicts big box retail production and speaks to the fragility of commerce, a lost neighborhood history as well as the possibility for change.
Approx. 15'L x 9'H x 30”D Recycled Cardboard 2011
These suitcases wouldn't hold up on any journey but they fit together like nesting dolls and can hold impressions, sounds, memories and dreams.
Recycled Cardboard 2010
Made as part of a collaborative performance with the Theatre l'envers group (Rennes, France) entitled "Is it far? La Mer?". After traveling across the USA, the piece was part road show, part musical theater, part art installation, that explored concepts of the "American Dream".
Cardboard, left on the street for recycling, is used to re-create it's own surroundings. Hundreds of flattened, stacked cardboard boxes make up the surface of this sidewalk giving it a pliable, soft feel. Walking on the sidewalk alters an everyday experience to bring attention to the materials which have a connection to the larger urban environment.
24'L x 7´H x 6"W Recycled cardboard 2009
Recycling is one of the mechanics of today’s urban communities, both necessary for resource management and a means of income for the under-employed. These sculptural minatures of real life counterparts draw attention to an overlooked economy.
Recycled cardboard & paper 2008
These miniature sculptures are made using discarded cardboard. Their small size makes a usually overlooked element unexpectedly charming but also questions our relationship to consumer culture, waste and conservation.
Recycled cardboard. 2008
Comingled containers 6.25"L x 3.5"W x 4.25"H
Break down 3"L x 3.25"W x 2.5"H
Muscle man 3.5"L x 3"W x 4"H
Domestic partnership 5"L x 3.25"W x 3"H
Upstanding citizens 4"L x 2.25"W x 5.5"H
Piggy back 3"L x 2.75"W x 2.5"H
Untitled 3.5"L x 3"W x 4"H
A forest built inside tries to get discarded cardboard back into a natural state. Scraps of brown paper carpet the floor like fallen leaves and ceiling fans imitate the sound of wind rustling through treetops.
The piece relates to the surrounding forests - visible just outside the window - and questions our relationship to the natural world, consumer culture, waste, restoration and conservation.
Site-specific Installation Recycled cardboard, tape, glue & paper 2008
Special Event: Children's book reading writer Sam Swope
TREE TRUNK STOOLS
Rolled sheets of cardboard combine like the rings of a tree and blend urban and natural settings with utilitarian value.
Have a Seat!
Variable sizes Recycled cardboard 2010
A landscape of oversized books that can't be opened or read, create a topography. The books tower like the information overload that is overtaking our world where imprenetrable blocks of information are becoming the landscape of our future.
A porch - a private space that is also publicly accessible - is built inside and connected to the walls of the gallery about to close. Built of recycled cardboard gathered from the neighborhood, this porch provides a place for people to walk through, sit on, and experience a sense of community while reflecting on the evolution and history of the gallery and building.
Site-specific installation in collaboration with Steve Green Recycled Cardboard 2006