Two new wood kit pieces in MDF. Models of video game weapons for the upcoming GLS Games and Art exhibition.
These figures are slotted wood-kit style construction in MDF. The tallest stand between 5 and 6′ tall and there are no fasteners or adhesives employed in their construction. These three figures are an Ak-47 assault rifle, an M16 assault rifle and a dip, or fountain pen. They are the beginning of a series of models of objects personified in this way. They are fantastically simply absurd.
Jim Escalante, professor of book arts at UW-Madison, shot this series of images while helping me document ‘Anatomy of a Cube or This is not a Stack of Crates.’ This is the resulting stop motion animation.
Some photoshop mashups as sketches for a new series of unnatural history. Imagine the kinds of early misinterpretations possible if paleontologists in a million years recovered our fossil record including those things we have unearthed and placed in museums along with our own physical record of human creation and engineering. These two sketches are for sculptures that I see taking the form of enormous versions of those small die-cut wooden dino skeletons one can find in natural history museums. Coming away from the crate series I am interested in other forms of interpretation that we undertake and most interesting is the interpretation of physical remnants be they animal or human in nature.