Conditions on the Ground, 2013
For the group show ”Battle Ground” I was invited to create something, inspired by the Battle of Brooklyn (1776) to be placed in an old set of drawers/file cabinet from the library of the Brooklyn Museum. I decided to try to create an archive of conditions on the ground during the Battle of Brooklyn. I’ve loosely categorized the conditions as Wilderness, Cultivation and Weather. Read more…
Corn Macabre, 2012 Candy corn, royal icing, piping gel and fondant
The beauty and diversity of corn varieties reflects the cultures that cultivate them. What do we make of a culture whose dominant corn variety is genetically engineered and unfit for human consumption until it’s processed into a food sweetener?
Huck on the Gowanus, 2010
Animated short film. Huck and his dog Ginger float through the history of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal and back again. Music by Andru Bemis.
The Adventure, 2010
A group of bourgeois Italians idle away the day on a yacht in New York Harbor. They stop for a short excursion on Governors Island where one of them mysteriously disappears. In Italian with English subtitles.
Maize Field, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Summer 2010.
The Maize Field gardens were planted with corn varieties that are part of the heritage of the Lenape and Haudenosaunee from this region. The gardens were located in Boerum Hill and Canarsie, Brooklyn on sites that are documented as 17th Century Indian maize-land.
Sweep: The Gowanus Brooms, 2011
For Sweep I worked with Jeff Hutchison as the team Husk. Together we planted broomcorn along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Broomcorn is traditionally used to make brooms. Our crop was transformed into two unique handmade brooms (one pictured above), symbolizing the clean up efforts around the environmentally degraded canal.