Universe Box IV


Universe Box IV, 2006
Materials: wood, fiber optics, electronics, acrylic dome, fabric
Size: 2′ x 3′ x 3′
Collection: Artist

detail view


Audio track of choir singing Mica Mica Parva Stella (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

This piece was made for an experimental collaborative exhibition called PURE, which ran from Oct. 14 – Nov. 12, 2006.  Participating artists were asked to limit the color palette of their work to black, white, silver, and transparent.  I decided to recycle both the audio and the idea of a domed environment from my MFA Thesis exhibition.  The audio is a chorus singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Latin (Mica Mica Parva Stella.)  I made a fiber optic star field inside a dome covered box, and provided a bench and headphones for viewers to sit and gaze down into the stars while listening to the chorus sing.


Title: Flood 3

Flood 3,  1998
Materials: resin, rocks, fish, wood
Size: 12″ x 8″ x 4.5″
Collection: Sold at auction

detail view This piece represents stagnant flood water, rot, decay,  and the chaotic aftermath of flooding.  I made it after enduring 3 house/studio floods while living in a basement apartment in downtown Boston.


Universe Box III


Universe Box III, 1994
Materials: papier mache, copper, mineral
samples, dragees, mirrors, glass, fabric, wood
Size: 12″ x 12″ x2″
Collection: Sold at auction

This piece is made using an old wooden cash register drawer as the housing for the scene.  The large compartment has a papier mache lunar landscape with a black and silver velvet star-field.  The five compartments on the left side each hold a different unidentified mineral sample inside a mirrored copper box.  The center bottom compartment holds a bottle of ether.  The bottom right compartment holds a stockpile of hydrogen atoms represented by silver cake decorations.


Universe Box II


Universe Box II, 1992
Materials: neon, styrofoam, fiber optics, motors, fabric, wood
Size: 30″ x 15″ x 18″
Collection: Artist (disassembled)

Sketches for neon patterns on front of box.