BODY WORKS - Portfolio

These pieces, drawn from projects over several years, address fraught events and histories and also make personal explorations. I look outward from the privileged but notional security of my home and inward to my aging body and declining masculinity. Attempting roles, sometimes simultaneously, of victim, perpetrator, and witness, I encounter limits of safety, discomfort, damage, and endurance, of modesty, plausibility, verisimilitude, and taste. These limits restrict and inform my explorations.

Mock Shock      From Guatanamo Basement       70 x 57 x 7 inches     

Twelve silver-gelatin prints, steel bed-frame, canvas, cord, masonry screws

An Investigation of Uncertain Value     From Guatanamo Basement       33 x 41 x 2 inches 

Sixteen Palladium prints, lumber, fence wire

Inverted Narcissus       43 x 52 x 40 inches        From Guatanamo Basement      

Twelve Palladium prints, mirror, dog leash, ceramic tiles, velvet

White Flight      Archival Inkjet print, 42 x 77 inches

Portrait as a White Man     Archival Inkjet Print, 67 x 42 inches    

The Spanish Bowline is Used For Lowering an Unconscious Man     Archival Inkjet print, 54 x 42 inches

The Pepper Spray series are Palladium prints that originally formed part of an installation. Visitors to the exhibit were invited to use a stamp pad to leave their fingerprints anonymously on the photographs.

Pepper Spray #15      From skin hides     13 x 15 inches  Unique Palladium print, stamp-pad ink

Pepper Spray #5      From skin hides       11 x 14 inches  Unique Palladium print, stamp-pad ink

Pepper Spray #3      From skin hides       13 x 15 inches  Unique Palladium print, stamp-pad ink

Pepper Spray #17      From skin hides       10 x 13 inches  Unique Palladium print, stamp-pad ink

The paired images of Which Side Are You On? were originally part of the same installation as the Pepper Spray pieces and have been used in a number of ways, some interactive, since then.

Which Side Are You On? (Self Portrait)  Framed Inkjet Print 15 x 32 inches.

Also shown as an interactive write-on piece, 55 x 120 inches

The More That Is Taken Away is an ongoing, multi-year, earth-art memorial and performance in my back yard recorded with video and photographs..

The More That Is Taken Away #B/C, Year 4, November     

The More That Is Taken Away #1, Year 4, November     

The More That Is Taken Away #7, Year 4, November    

The More That Is Taken Away #10, Year 4, November     

The More That Is Taken Away #15, Year 4, December     

The More That Is Taken Away #20, Year 4, December