In 2015-2017 I produced a series of silver gelatin prints called [De]Composition. The compositions used windows in abandoned buildings as frames for industrial decay. I felt I was beyond this series after transitioning into new mediums and subjects, but moving next-door to the abandoned Green River Launch Complex has me revisiting.
The land south of my new home is a decrepit missile launch complex. Alec Bang and I recently began a project there which will be exhibited at Finch Lane Gallery this year. This blog post serves to share a quick WIP update.
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 most of my 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... 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 at age 25, I have spent a full year of my life staring at screens for entertainment, work, background noise, and a quick fix for... 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 →