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.
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 →
An endless snake of brake lights inches forward along Wasatch Boulevard any winter morning. The inhabitants of each automobile daydreaming of first tracks down Great Scott or setting the booter up Superior. This sect of Utah's population also contains many passionate people fighting to protect what is left of a waning snowpack. Kind of... Continue Reading →
A few hops, a skip, and 50 miles west of Salt Lake lies the alpine island known as Deseret Peak. Surrounded by 360 degrees of salt flats, military bases, and hazardous waste disposal facilities, this wild land holds an ecosystem unique to only itself. If you look closely enough from Interstate 80, 2 tall snowy... Continue Reading →