Saturday, December 1, 2007

All My Clothes, 2006

80"h x 92"w x 18"d

46 pairs of underwear, 49 pairs of socks, 8 bras, 9 pairs of stockings, 16 pairs of pants, 11 pairs of shorts, 17 skirts, 20 dresses, 26 tank tops, 51 shirts, 3 sweatshirts, 27 sweaters, 5 vests, 9 jackets/coats, 3 scarves, 6 hats, 2 pairs of gloves, 2 pairs of arm/leg warmers, 21 pairs of shoes, 5 belts, 3 leotards, 5 bathing suits, 2 bathrobes

All My Clothes (Not to Scale), 2006

60"h x 120"w

346 drawings (pencil and colored pencil on paper), miniature clothespins, string

Ghosts of a Tenant Departed, 2006

dimensions variable

gauze, liquid starch, Elmer's glue

Eat My Heart Out, 2005

30"h x 20"w x 20"d

red velvet cake, welded steel, silver platter, table, tablecloth

X-mas Tree, 2006

66"h x 36"w x 36"d

Christmas tree, glass ornaments, steel base

Junk Drawer, 2004

4"h x 9.5"w x 12"d

contents of artist's junk drawer, polyurethane resin

Red Collar Incorporated, 2007

8'-0"d x 18'-0"w x 8'-0"h

building materials, office supplies, costumes, sound, security cameras

A site-specific installation of two small cubicles within a larger vacant office space in downtown Portland, OR.  The project was a collaboration between myself, Maggie Casey, Peter Valois, Andy  Furgeson, Eliza Fernand and Anna Weber for Kitchen Sink: Step Into My Office.  It involved the performance of a dance that was choreographed via email but never rehearsed together by the dancers (me and Maggie) until the event.  The costumes were designed in a collaboration via snail mail (Eliza and Anna), and two unique but similar musical compositions - one for each office - were created from a series of written instructions (Peter and Andy).  

The project was about miscommunication, and what we say verses what we mean. It was about the distance between people.

Brush with Nature, 2005

4"h x 9"w x 2.5"d

hairbrush, grass seed, soil

Business Attire, 2004

27"h x 34"w x 12"d

business cards, contact paper, thread, hanger

Infestation, 2006

7"h x 10"w x 8"d

ficus plant, terra cotta pot, balls of polymer clay

Revolution: Lifecycle, 2003

Music by Super Furry Animals
Costumes designed by Karen Stone

These are images of a dance I choreographed for the Drexel University Dance Ensemble Spring Concert in 2003.  It was based off of a character in the Tom Robbins book Skinny Legs and All.  The character was a street performer that would stand on a single spot and slowly turn around, only completing one revolution in an entire day.  For the dance, there was one woman who stood and slowly revolved in the very center of the stage, just like it described in the book except that she completed her cycle by the end of the song (approximately 5 minutes).  Her movement was almost imperceptible, but as you can see, the rest of the dancers were doing the complete opposite, spinning and twirling around her like she was the sun.