Sources & Materials: branches of the Penn Treaty Elm at Penn Treaty Park, the Penn Treaty Elm at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Penn Treaty Elm at Haverford College, discarded university glassware (beakers, graduated cylinder, flask), discarded glass and plastic cups, and bottles gleaned from university recycling bins, aloe, rooting compound, water.
Metal Bank Superfund Site, Philadephia, PA
Materials: red lights, grow light, string, paper, pencil, tweezers, wire, tape, pine rosin, pigeon egg, barn funnel weaver webs, barn funnel weaver spiders, dried squirrel corpse, mile-a-minute weed, salmonberry, virginia creeper, common vetch, common ivy, yellow sweetclover, old man’s beard, compass plant, japanese knotweed, mullen.
2015 - present
Materials: handfuls of land from across the continental United States, zip codes, real estate value per handful.
Materials: holes in the ground across the continental United States
Casting is a Mourner's Plea
Materials: plaster, latex, fishing line, my discarded bedding and clothing.
Studies in Space (surfaces)
Materials: latex, dirt.
A Remedy for the Homesick
Materials: latex, the dirt from the sidewalk I grew up on (ages 4-17) Ardmore, Pa, the dirt from the sidewalk of a house that I lived in in Oakland, Ca (ages 24-25), homesickness, backpack, airplane, car.
A collaborative project with interdisciplinary microbiologist and UC Berkeley PhD student, Alexa Nicolas.
The Distance Between Us
Materials: land stolen from across the continental United States.
In the Pacific
Materials: inkjet print soaked in the Pacific for six months, and an inkjet print soak in the Pacific for one year
Charcoal, cotton dress, water, 7 days
I circled the gallery, a rotation for each year of life of a lost friend. At 2:27 pm I circled the gallery 18 times, for the first lost friend. At 2:51 I circled the gallery 24 times, for the second. At the beginning of each performance I removed my shoes and donned a simple white dress. With each rotation a path of charcoal was laid down by my feet and brushed by the dress that trailed behind. The performance was repeated each day for one week.
At a time when the University of Pennsylvania had lost four students to suicide over the course of two months, this piece mourned those lost in my circle of friends, and one the campus as a whole.