“The XYZ Atlas” is an interactive documentation of our emotional experiences. With projects in Austin, Bryan & College Station, and Congress Avenue, the collaboration has grown into a multi-media project about people’s experiences of place that affect health and well-being, urban planning, and cultural tourism for diverse audiences of all ages. It grew so much since 2013 it has its own website. Major artworks include the Hedonic Map of Austin, the Experience Map of Bryan and College Station, the Dance of the Cosmos, the 8′ Vortex and the 20′ Vertex.
“Sacred Space” is a series of artwork that indexes the presence of a person within the geometrical scale of the body. I explore the interactive space of the human body through architectural sculpture and gestural mark-making.
In trying to be present in my studio practice, the most consistent thing in the constant state of change is the mark of my hand.
Andiamo: This project reengages my research of Roman architecture. I study mathematical proportion, path, axis, and patterns in plans and elevations of buildings. I am interested in how these geometric shapes relate to human scale, as diagrammed by Vitruvius.
Carnival Balloon Game is an interactive piece where participants use waterguns with pigmented water to shoot color at cast plaster shapes made from balloons that hang on a wood wall.
Wayfinding is an installation in a 102′ long space at the Courtyard Gallery at the AT&T Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Paper, paint, plaster and steel were used to represent the four elements: air, water, earth and fire.
Iterations are paintings, ink drawings and sculptures in mixed media. The artwork references systems of energy, quotes from novels, and resurfacing symbols for psychological behavior patterns.
Art Lives Here Signposts: To let others participate in community, I made lots of signposts, priced them as affordably as possible, $25, $50, $75, $100 and $150 by size. You can hang an “Art Lives Here” signpost at your house and go online to mark your spot on my map. –See this post for further instructions– and here is a link to the MAP: –ART LIVES HERE MAP–
2007-2009: Iterations are paintings, ink drawings and sculptures in mixed media. The artwork references systems of energy, quotes from novels, and resurfacing symbols for psychological behavior patterns.
2005-2006: I experimented, painting over 60 small and large oil paintings on panel. I allowed myself to explore how the perception of a color shifts in relation to the colors that surround it, without worrying too much about the preciousness of the results. The process allowed for a state of being open to change and reacting to context. Part of this is the way these paintings came about, appreciating that they were mirrors of my own thinking. They are abstract evidence, records of my always growing understanding of the world and my thought process.
Prototypes, my Rome: Most of this work was in response to research in Italy, where I was amazed by seeing painting in its context of architecture. The architectural proportions and shapes relate to the human scale to give a context for the images painted on the surface.
Remains of War: During this time, I was researching the Normandy region of France to document the remaining modular cast concrete German war bunkers that were used to occupy France during WWII. I took hundreds of photos of the bunkers, of eroding boats, and made paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture models from the images I saw.