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The Cleaving of Two Brothers.

"The Cleaving of Two Brothers in the Desert" Douglas fir, walnut, applewood, birch plywood, manila rope, steel, polyethylene, galvanized buckets and water 2015 This work is the second installment of a larger exhibition coming in January of 2016. The series of works are based on the biblical narrative of the meeting of Abram and Melchizedek found in Genesis 14. Over the past year I have found myself extremely interested in this short encounter. This story has created a turning point in my approach towards the role of people in the larger Christian...

Currents

I have a good friend and colleague named Darrell Kincer. Him and I have bunch of exhibitions together including one at Eastern Kentucky University titled Currents. It was an exhibition of his Photographs and a reconfiguration of the work from The Lake of Melchizedek Exhibition. It also featured the Tables from The Less you Say Residency....

Muse Moments Video

A great video put out by KET (Kentucky's local PBS) on the "Lake of Melchizedek" Exhibition. They tracked the project over a year's time. This is the first short produced as a teaching resource for school teachers. Hopefully more will versions will come out soon that I can share. Enjoy....

The Lake of Melchizedek

Held in the Anne Wright Wilson Art Gallery on the campus of Georgetown College “The Lake of Melchizedek” is a large kinetic work that has been over a year and a half in the making. Based out of the 14th chapter in the book of Genesis this installation confronts the notion of intervention and the current religious trend of solid state belief.  The exhibition consists of 5 handmade 18ft rowboats suspended from the ceiling and a handmade writing desk and chair. Suspended in the air by ropes...

We Mimic the Steps

"We mimic the steps of our grandchildren we echo the tone of their voice"/ Field Stone, Steel, Enamel Paint, and Lithography Ink / Variable sizes each stone 52 lb. average / 2010 "We mimic the steps" was a commissioned outdoor installation piece for a client in Louisville, KY. The stones seen here were from fallen stone walls on the property. After being altered they were used across the property and placed back into reconstructed walls....

The reason you should leave is the reason you should stay

The reason you should leave is the reason you should stay speaks to the idea of family. The work consists of six handmade tables and four hand silvered mirrors. Three of the tables have dead bees in the legs and honey in the rooms of the small acrylic rooms that sit on top. The other three tables have cicadas shells in the legs and tree sap the the small acrylic rooms that sit on top. Two of the mirrors hold images of myself, my wife. These images are only...

Pulse (a place setting for twelve)

Pulse (a place setting for twelve) Consists of three handmade tall self rocking rocking chairs. The chairs and cups were made to bring back the idea of conversation and the presence of it means to sit around a table sharing a meal. This room was originally the dinning room of the house and I thought it would be lovely to bring back the clinking of cups and the movement of a room that has long been a gallery for visual feasts rather than filling ones stomach. The chairs...

A softer place to fall

A Softer Place to Fall is an installation that documented the transfer of light from two of the main windows in the room. I thought of this room as a space of entertainment in the original home so I used the language of the phonograph and sound. I marked the intersections of the window moldings with the  passing of light on the floor from day to day to create a drawing that was then transposed onto the gallery walls in string. This string much like the light coming and...

Snakeskin and Vellum

Vellum and Snakeskin was a response to this room of the home being a library. I thought it would be interesting to use the language of the folding library ladder in the space. There are 6 main architecual post in the room. I see these ladders being in a way the animation of these posts opening up. They are weatherproofed on the outside though a Japanese process called "Shou Sugi Ban" while the ladder rungs are left completely raw and vulnerable....