Colorado bound! Looking forward to taking a course with artists Ryan Burghard and Ben Buswell at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

From top to bottom:

  1. Ryan Burghard, Man | Women, 2008
  2. Ryan Burghard, Marriage Studies, 2014
    Dial bottle containing 7.5 FL OZ (221 mL) of Ultra Palmolive concentrated dish liquid. Palmolive bottle containing 10.FL OZ (295mL) of Dial gold hand soap with moisturizer.
  3. Ben Buswell, Horizon No. 2, 2013
  4. Ben Buswell, Event No. 1, 2014

Issue 1 of my book series, auto / bio, will be exhibited at Artists’ Books and Cookies III at 356 Mission this weekend!

June 28–29
11am–6pm
Ooga Twooga / 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles
Hosted by Fundacion Alumnos47, Ooga Booga and ForYourArt

correspondence to myself (and occasionally others): an ongoing impulse to archive moments, reminders, observations, failures, anomalies, and unintentional poetry.

Headed to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO in July to participate in a workshop with artists Ryan Burghard and Ben Buswell. Thank you Anderson Ranch for the generous student scholarship making my attendance possible!

“… because what it captures is less the object per se than the unrepeatable instant when the object stood in front to the camera’s lens, photography heightens our awareness of the very uniqueness it simultaneously undermines. The medium raises the stakes to encompass the passage of time, and as a result, the object is not lost just once, as it were, in the shift from reality to representation; it is lost endlessly … the moment is lost (along with the object) with every fresh act of perception.”
— Margaret Sundell, “Uta Barth” Artforum, vol. 38, no. 5

correspondence to myself (and occasionally others): an ongoing impulse to archive moments, reminders, observations, failures, anomalies, and unintentional poetry.

Banana Belt & Arboreal Anomalies. Portland palm searching and making the unfamiliar familiar.  A sneak peak of one of many evolving and intertwined projects.

i find myself collecting
an impulse
a haphazard history
often for no one but myself
and the ritual of it i suppose

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Complete with the first issue of auto / bio, a series quarterly artist’s book mailings. Issue 1 has been mailed and is out in the world.

“… Today I possess what resembles an archive, or let’s say I possess a real archive that relates to only me: a kind of added memory that occupies different corners of my domestic space despite the fact that I do not actually need it. It is an invented memory that is exhausting me, and which I cannot liberate myself from. For this reason, I will uncover some parts of my archive, hoping that - by making it public - I can get rid of its weight. This will be my attempt to destroy a memory that doesn’t know how to erase itself.”
— Rabih Mroué, excerpt from the text for the performance, Make Me Stop Smoking (2006).

Map making and working through display options of my work From Maine to Georgia for an upcoming exhibition in LA. 

Detail from my contribution to the Grin City Monthly.

My component of A parade, fall 2013
A foreigner’s findings. 

Working on a collaborative project with Grin City Collective alumni inspired me to go back through my photographs and reminisce about my time in rural Iowa as an artist-in-residence. 

Documenting and playing around with some of the mail I sent while hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. Very excited to be exhibiting it at the Laband Art Gallery next fall; working through how to display it.

“I did one of my most bizarre lectures up at the Rhode Island School of Design. It consisted of me trying to move a piano across a stage, and people kept coming up to ask if they could help, and I said, ‘Certainly not! I mean the point is that I can’t move this piano, and I’m struggling to move it, and it’s obviously a great exertion of energy, and I’m on a public platform, and you are all viewing me, which is the whole point of this thing.’ I said. ‘You figure it out.’”
— Ray Johnson, statement recorded in Henry Martin, “Should an Eyelash Last Forever: An Interview with Ray Johnson”