The land south of my new home is a decrepit missile launch complex. Alec Bang and I have recently begun working site-specifically there. This blog post serves to share a quick WIP update.
Though I typically present and act more masculine, I find my internal self much closer to the center than either edge of the gender spectrum. About 6 months ago I made the decision to introduce myself with neutral pronouns (they/them/y'all) to people I meet. Just one month later I moved to Green River, Utah, a... Continue Reading →
I don't know what the new normal will be, but I know it's time for me to listen, learn, and un-learn. I am taking the time to understand Intersectional Environmentalism, and slowing down my making practice until it is my time to speak again. Flats was produced at the beginning of the pandemic, and is... Continue Reading →
Bonneville Assessments; a re-constructed collection of documents, detritus, and sediment from hazardous industrial sites in the Bonneville Basin. Number 3 in the series is paired with the short story Bonneville. Humans have inhabited the land surrounding the Great Salt Lake for over 10,000 years. Over the last few centuries, settlers have displaced and killed most... Continue Reading →
Bonneville Assessments; a re-constructed collection of documents, detritus, and sediment from hazardous industrial sites in the Bonneville Basin. The second in its series, this sheet of maps and articles takes an encyclopedic approach to the industrialization of the Great Salt Lake.
Bonneville Assessments; a re-constructed collection of documents, detritus, and sediment from hazardous industrial sites in the Bonneville Basin. The Bonneville Basin is a large endochronic basin which exemplifies geological time on a massive scale. Humans have inhabited the area for about 13,000 years, but just recently in the last 100 years it has become a... Continue Reading →
Response & Responsibility is a collaborative performance, sculpture, and series of inkjet prints which document the burning of a barbed-wire wrapped dining set. This project was done in a large natural burn scar in Central Utah using discarded barbed wire with my partner Alec Bang. A response to the conversation of land use in the... Continue Reading →
I have lived within a 15 minute drive of the Great Salt Lake for my entire life. To many, the lake is dead, stinky, wasteland full of insects and mud. To some, it's a source of income through mineral extraction, out of sight and out of mind from laws and regulations. To the Nɨwɨ (Goshute)... Continue Reading →
As I prepare to type this artist statement on my big screen, I notice I have already checked my little screen 3 times with no logical reason. I estimate that by age 25, I will have spent a full year of my life staring at screens for entertainment, work, background noise, and a quick fix... Continue Reading →
Deseret Industria is a deep dive into the conversation on land use in Utah. A 1,500 mile bicycle trip around Utah helped me see Utah's nooks and crannies at a digestible speed. The end result is a series of 35mm Silver Gelatin prints and a short film about the trip. The territory of Deseret is... Continue Reading →