Landscapes, Lilies, and Pop, 2016-2017

These two works meditate on a value differential supplied through the act of commodifying and framing a biological system. Riffing on the form of landscape paintings, these slices of aquatic environments use computer controlled climates to encourage and restrict water lily leaves to adapt to a vertical environment. The walls of the tanks are held together with easily unclasp-able fasteners, eluding to the precarity of a controlled, restrained, and subjected natural environment. Armature for a Case of Lilies grew and died over the course of a 2 month exhibition at Kruger Gallery A Landscape in a World of Pop grew and died over the course of a 2 month exhibition at the Chicago Artist's Coalition

Armature for a Case of Lilies, 2016

Water lilies, railroad tie, glass, water, earth, silicone, fluorescent bulb, computer, cabinet clasps, electric wire, concrete boulder from demolition site, copper plated found pipe from demolition site, steel tubing, rubber feet

A Landscape in a World of Pop, 2017
reclaimed windows, water, water lilies, steel brackets, computer, grow light, mp3 player, speakers (30 minute loop of the 100 pop songs of 2016 layered into a single track), wire, carriage bolts, wing nuts, snail