Four identical devices are placed strategically at the extremes of the gallery's height, length, and width dimensions.
The devices control the physical and conceptual scale of the artwork contained within the gallery.
Isaac and Clio: Misadventures in History and Gravity
(2009) A series of 200 pairs of images in which the artist attempts to recreate the fabled moment when Sir Isaac Newton discovers the law of gravity when an apple lands on his head.
In this iteration the Muse of epic history, Clio, deliberately drops the apple on his head. Each pair of images is a unique attempt to capture the exact moment just before the apple strikes Newton's head and generates inspiration.
The number of pairs exhibited is determined by the size of the given space.
The Wing Rack
In this installation the viewer encounters an antique clothing rack, the kind found at a department store or in the backstage area of a theater.
The rack is filled with pairs of feathered wings hanging on wooden hangers. The wings are like those found on a Halloween costume or nativity play.
A video, projected on the back wall, opens on a large field. The artist stands in the field wearing a pair of wings just like those on the rack. At first the artist stands motionless, but begins to jump up into the air attempting to fly.
The viewer is encouraged to interact with the wings in emulation of the artist.
In the center of the room sits an antique rocking chair modified with a motor so that it rocks by itself.
Behind the rocking chair are three monitors each displaying a small, hand-held object.
Each object is related in some way to legend, magic, mythology, adventure, or narrative.
Each combination of objects is displayed for 30 seconds. There are a total of 74 objects and no combination of objects is viewed more than once a day.
Using baseball as a conceptual framework, this installation explores the positive and negative aspects of being observed.
The lights glorify the viewer as they walk into the gallery. Meanwhile a digital counter, hidden behind the the filing cabinets, documents their entrance.
Gettin' My Mind Right
Inspired by the film Cool Hand Luke, the artist moved two tons of dirt from one end of the gallery to the other once a day for one week.
The performance within this shrine to the film attempts to test the adage that hard work is good for the soul.