Initial designs for these watercolor paintings are of plastic packaging, bought with nearly all consumer products. These pre-designed three dimensional translucent forms allow for a multitude of choices. Such as, a freedom to interpret color utilizing Joseph Albers' habit with a carefree nature of Dr. Seuss coloring.
I re-purpose and transform the material parts from our utilitarian past into sculpture, a new aesthetic object.
I work in a rational way to construct sculptures. The proportions of the materials and measurements I use are precise and in direct correlation to the parts that I find. These parts come from prefabricated products, such as discarded machinery, shoe racks, and telephone booths. Initially, I change the utility of these exact measurements by way of scale, size, and orientation. I use common pedestrian materials to construct these sculptures.
Shortly after the tsunami hit Japan on 11th of March 2011
I began questioning my understanding of carbon free nuclear power. As well, what is the United States response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster?
Recent global activities concerning nuclear power lead my desires to draw all 61 nuclear facilities operating in United States. The enormous size of each unique facility paired with the landscape becomes mystifying and beautiful. Working from severely small low resolution images allows me to interpret pixel-by-pixel high contrast black ink drawings.