Umbrella Tumbleweed

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The Umbrella Tumbleweed is a sculpture constructed from the remnants of the broken, discarded umbrellas which litter the city streets after every rain storm. Approximately 50 of these umbrella-corpses have been interwoven to create a tumbleweed-like ball, about 3 feet in diameter.

The sculpture will be part of the Art in Odd Places 2015: RECALL and will be displayed at the corner of 14th Street and 7th Avenue from October 7-11 .

Bottles in Bloom

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Bottles in Bloom plastic bottles, dye, vinyl tube, zip ties 45”x 45”x 30”

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Bottles in Bloom was a public installation at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City in 2014. Large numbers of plastic bottles were collected, cut, dyed and assembled into different flower designs. These plastic bottle flowers were combined and displayed in 9 lamp post baskets across the plaza for 6 months.

Portable Fountains

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aiop art in odd places
October 1 – 26, 2009
14th Street, New York City.

The Portable Fountains where on display at the Southeast corner of 14th Street and 7th Ave.

Presented by Art in Odd Places 2009: SiGN, an annual festival exploring the odd, ordinary and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life.

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Tiled (gallery installation)tiled structures with bathroom fixtures, various sizes, New York 2001

Tiled structures with bathroom fixtures, various sizes, New York 2001

TiledTiled structures with bathroom fixtures, various sizes, New York 2001

Tiled structures with bathroom fixtures, various sizes, New York 2001

Slipped DiscTiled  structure with rubber duck 72” x 48” x 6”, New York 2001

Tiled structure with rubber duck 72” x 48” x 6”, New York 2001

Endless ColumnSanitary  ceramic (toilets) 155” x 14” x 24”, New York 2001

Sanitary ceramic (toilets) 155” x 14” x 24”, New York 2001

Slots And Dots

The Slots and Dots series is fabricated out of slot and pegboard, a material used to place hooks and shelves in retail stores. The slot board constructions evoke minimalism while retaining a mock functionality; they juxtapose modernist aesthetics with ordinary materials.

Slots and Dots at the Knoxville Museum of Art Slot board and pegboard, various sizes, Knoxville 2007

Slot board and pegboard, various sizes, Knoxville 2007

Hookedslot board  and wheels  51” x 52” x 15”, New York 2004

Slot board and wheels 51” x 52” x 15”, New York 2004

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45"x12 1/2"x15 1/2" pegboard with plastic legs, New York 2004

Arching SlotsSlot board  and wheels  51” x 52” x 15”,New York 2004

Slot board and wheels 51” x 52” x 15”,New York 2004

Ball tower83"x15 1/2"x15 1/2", slotboard with metal and balls, New York 2004

83"x15 1/2"x15 1/2", slotboard with metal and balls, New York 2004

Yarn sculpture51"x22"x21" pegboard with hooks and thread, New York 2004

51"x22"x21" pegboard with hooks and thread, New York 2004

Butts61" (32"butts + 29" pedastal) x 14 1/2" x 14 1/2" slotboard with concrete, New York 2004

61" (32"butts + 29" pedastal) x 14 1/2" x 14 1/2" slotboard with concrete, New York 2004

Peg rack70"x19"x12" 1/2" pegboard with metal structure, New York 2004

70"x19"x12" 1/2" pegboard with metal structure, New York 2004

Balanced90"x20 1/2"x20 1/2" slotboard and hooks, New York 2003.

90"x20 1/2"x20 1/2" slotboard and hooks, New York 2003.

Bank of ChinaSlot board  90” x 15” x 15”, New York 2003

Slot board 90” x 15” x 15”, New York 2003

Dot LightsPegboard and lights, various sizes, New York 2005.

Pegboard and lights, various sizes, New York 2005.

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Portable Fountains

The Portable Fountains are a series of sculptures that transform everyday objects and materials found in NY city streets into fanciful, site-specific water fountains. In these ephemeral fountains, broken umbrellas, traffic cones and discarded water bottles become water-sprouting spectacles, enlivening our daily encounters with the urban environment.

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Ships, boats and floats

Ships Boats and Floats is a project to construct functional boats out of common packing material. One boat was constructed completely out of bubble wrap using the same design as used in the Andes to build  reed boats. It was successfully taken out on the East River in New York twice. Another boat was carved out of a block of styrofoam like a log boat.
An inflatable boat was fabricated from brown packing tape to venture out on to Meadow Lake in Queens. Facing global warming I am using manmade materials partially responsible for the rising tide levels to build my own homemade rescue vessels

Bubble Wrap Boat

The Bubble Wrap Boat was taken out onto the East River on November 16 2007 and March 2008

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12 x 2 x 3 feet, New York 2007

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Packing Tape Boat

The Tape Boat was used on Meadow Lake in Queens in April 2009

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