Friday, October 28, 2011

3 Cycle

A piece of a larger sculpture that I'm going to put together modularly.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Senior Show

This is just a view of the pieces I had up at 2424 for my final show at UArts.

To What End

The inner ring of this piece rotates, but it is really hard to see unless you get really close, due to the near perfect treatment of the surface.

The Narcissist Machine

The dowels on the platform at the bottom of the bowl spin, flicking a switch that controls a lift. The lift goes up and down as the dowels flick the switch, so that the upper tier of the platform covers the bottom of the bowl while its down, and the lower platform comes flush with the bottom of the bowl when it is raised. The idea of this piece is that its only function is to show how it functions.

Industrial Clock II

The thermometer in the box is connected to a heater, so the temperature raises to 140 and then drops back down to room temperature continuously. The full cycle take about an hour.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Show Card

Senior Show is coming up! I'll post images of the sculptures that will be in it as soon as I finish them.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Easily Confused: Simple Entertainment

This is just a motor that I took apart and rearranged, with an added eyeball created by Alex Hollenbach.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fleisher Ollman Gallery Show



"Oppenheim's Hell Raiser"

This is a hand-cranked machine that, once turned, the cube at the other end of the sculpture bangs its front edge off the wall. The cube on the chair has a 100w lightbulb in, but no real openings except for flaws that let the light out.
"Surrogate Conversationalist"

This sculpture was the last piece I made for the Fleisher/Ollman show. There is a button on the steel cube, and when you pressed it, the cube would moan continuously until you pressed the button again.
"Reich's Orgastic Potency Display"

This was a switch activated kinetic sculpture. The dowel in the center spins and drags and bangs against the vertical walls. This is what started my fascination with machines that performed tasks that accomplished nothing.
This was just a 1'x1' piece of metal that i rusted, hammered and heated until it produced something I liked. It was more of an exercise than an attempt at anything specific.


This project was put on display on 320 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia for a month. It was a recontextualization of the everyday, in order to provide the viewer with a new experience and appreciation of their lawns. It came out of an idea that our lawns seem to be the very essence of the human chokehold on nature, but in reality by mowing our lawns (which seems cruel to the grass) we actually remove any competition the grass might have for sunlight. Maybe corn has actually plotted to take over the midwest (that was supposed to be a joke, even if you can't tell in type).
(i.e. a staircase)

I did this sculpture for an exhibition at the Schuylkill Center in Philadelphia. I wanted to take something viewed regularly and change its context so that it could be experienced more poetically.

8' x 8'x 2'

More of a formal sculpture, had a fleshy texture.