From Within So Without
Montalvo Art Center
While in residency at the Montalvo Art Center in 2010 I made a permanently installed site-responsive work on the Great Lawn in collaboration with a 100’ Bunya Pine Tree. The bulbous whorls on the outer bark signal the remnants of branches. I measured each whorl and had custom mirrored stainless steel pieces made and fitted into each visible hole to mark the tree’s historical growth patterns, call attention to its presence on the Great Lawn, and to reflect light and the surrounding environment back at park visitors. Boundaries get broken down – the outer world is reflected through an interior hole, the sun gleams from within a living tree
To See Beyond Seeing Itself
Four alcoves at the Marin Museum of Craft and Design were washed with Tumeric - a spice that has physically healing properties, is connected to prayer, and when exposed to light, fades. In this show I used Tumeric to highlight architectural details, and the ephemeral nature of all things. The yellow color faded gradually over the duration of the show and eventually disappeared.