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Amulets for Introverts

Amulets For Introverts are single egg-shaped objects each made by machine, hand, and nature – all designed to give shy people social super powers. Some of them even include smaller objects trapped inside: freshwater pearls, seeds and even the artist’s own baby teeth.
Given a set P := {p1, …, pn} of sites, a Voronoi Tessellation is a subdivision of the space into n cells, one for each site in P, with the property that a point q lies in the cell corresponding to a site pi iff d(pi, q) < d(pj, q) for i distinct from j. The segments in a Voronoi Tessellation correspond to all points in the plane equidistant to the two nearest sites.
amulet with tiger's eye being printed

amulet with tiger’s eye being printed

Voronoi digitalization of real egg
Antidote to digital isolation
Helps the wearer to minimize distraction and maintain stronger eye contact and hand shakes.
Voronoi egg with whelk shell
Powers of deep listening
Use to hear and understand things you’ve never been privy to before- or give as a gift to someone who needs expanded listening powers
Voronoi egg with abalone ‘teeth’
The Power to say NO
This amulet gives you the power to smile, show your teeth, and say in your most compassionate voice: NO
Voronoi egg with beach glass
Power of Reinvention
This amulet gives you the power to reinvent yourself, clearing misconceptions in the process.
Voronoi egg with freshwater pearl
Power of Polished Imperfection
This amulet gives you the power to present your imperfections as assets
Voronoi Tessellations are most interesting to me because once I average them, they go from looking math-y or “low poly” to looking lacy and organic.
Voronoi egg with Tiger’s Eye
Power of Confidence
This amulet gives you the power to start a conversation with a stranger.
Voronoi egg with Orange Seed
Power to say YES
This amulet gives you the power to say YES, AND… Adding your voice to the collaboration.
Voronoi egg with artist’s own baby teeth
Power of Innocence
This amulet gives you the power to experience life without fear or cynicism. Most easily practiced by staying in the now.
Rare Object

Rare Object

3D animated holographic illusions display the results of  interviews conducted on the sidewalks of Newark.  Part of Case Studies, on view at Gallery Aferro, Curated by Evonne M. Davis.

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Modern Catholic Kitchen I & II

Reconstructed History

At a panel discussion for the Taplin Gallery exhibition Reconstructed History  a unique conversation occurred focusing on decommissioned spaces and objects, the transferred gaze, layers, landscape interiors as mental spaces and site-specific social history.  Basically, all of my favorite things. Read more

The Greening 209

The Greening 209

The Greening: 209 evokes different moments in time: present, future, and past. In the U.S. a house or other building may last a generation or more. The systems we design to guide us as a society outlive us all, though they are not permanent either.  How do we know if the structures we put in place are working?  How long does the long view need to be if we are going to plan accordingly? It’s time to remodel.

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LePore NJIT Orphan Asylum

AUP project, E-Flux, Art Basel

Agency of Unrealized Projects

Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.

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curved projection screen for Due North

Due North

There are often subtle indicators in our landscape which can be interpreted to reveal what divides or unifies us. In the series Due North, I reflect on my time as an artist in residence at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin home in Wisconsin. While there I found myself a part of two communities at odds with each other: the utopian Fellowship made of up Mr. Wright’s apprentices and their architecture school, and the nearby town of Spring Green, whose elders could still recall in great detail the unpaid debts and bad behavior Mr. Wright left in his wake. I couldn’t help but be influenced by this divide in the maps I created this past year which were made from interviews with Fellowship members and other videos I created during my stay.