Sp/Balding
Sp/Balding

Time, time. Melting, bouncing. Wax cast, rubber ball, little humor. 

Small Beauty

High speed documentation of contact between bodies. A russian grandmother pulls my cheeks, a pat on the back. Small beauties that slip by unnoticed every day.

Ant Eyes
Ant Eyes

Ants, hive minds and eusociality. After a talk on similarities between ants, brains and cities at SIME/Art Basel I did this project on a Scanning Electron Microscope, putting an ultra thin coating of gold on ants. The resulting images flip scale in wonderful ways. An ant eye feels like a whole world. And maybe it is. 

What does an individual in a collective body think, feel, see? How similar are ants to neurons in their particle/collective relationship? I want to investigate ants, and then build mechanized proxies!

Consider Dinner (The Lobster)

Exploring treating animal anatomy like machine anatomy. A lobster divided at every joint, then extended with machine capabilities (gears, springs, motors). Watch the video, see it transform. 

King Strut
King Strut

One amongst a series of children's toys I made. This one for my sister. Discarded and found wood, tinfoil, bottle caps, yarn, couch tassles. 

Holy Fool

There is great wisdom in the faith, face and folly of the Holy Fool. Comedy reintroduces us to ourselves, our decay and rigidity. There is a philosophy of tickling to be taken up, ribbed. 

Matthew Silver is the first Fool I've met. We made a series of videos in an airport delay. His nakedness on NYC Streets was a fixture of my childhood. What a pleasure.

A study for the Light Passing Through Dorian Gray's Hand
A study for the Light Passing Through Dorian Gray's Hand

Alginate life casting split glass, seamed, reconstructed piece by piece with gold leaf. Light leaks through it.

Dog Days
Dog Days

Experimental Darkroom Photography--Solarization, Composite Negs. An animal scratches its back. 

Odwalla

A slow surprise

Barnyard
Barnyard

Wiscasset, ME. Chewonki Farm. 

Darkroom Experiments
Darkroom Experiments

Solarization and burning, darkroom experiments, looking into the light.

 

Many thank to Nick Devlin for letting me take his photo. 

Brains!
Brains!

Made as a gift for my neuroscience PI @ MIT McGovern, John Gabrieli. CNC, Walnut.

Strange Circular Stories in Strange Circles
Strange Circular Stories in Strange Circles

The title says it all it's really about strange circular stories in strange circles so the title says it all as it's really a compilation of strange circular 

Purple Heartwood
Purple Heartwood

Purple heartwood, cherry, maple, water jetted acrylic. A display for handmade knives. 

Burl
Burl

A spice rack carved from found Burl Wood. All Shaker Joinery. 

Rubenesque
Rubenesque

A little round lady who is a silent, secret dancer. A matter of perspective.

Rubenesque
Rubenesque

A matter of perspective, you see?

Wildlife Photography
Wildlife Photography

Some shots I took years ago, and love still

Old Dane
Old Dane

What a face!

Claiming
Claiming

My favorite rocking chair, built from parts harvested at the local dump.

Ant Ladders
Ant Ladders

Part of a larger Ant Circus, the ant ladder is placed on a human sized ladder so humans can climb up and watch ants climb and perform tricks. EO Wilson, Doug Hofstadter, Alexander Calder--fantasy, surrealism, playful math and real fractals.

Brain.fm
Brain.fm

Did some work as a technical consultant for brain.fm, building out their audio platform for meditation. These sounds are not binaural beats--poorly tested and poorly understood, activating sound localization--but instead work via auditory rhythms and brainwave entrainment. With 400,000 users giving constant feedback, this is a really exciting testing platform for new 'awareness interventions'.

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Flower Power

An electrified flowerbed I made for groups making music together. Play, performance, education. Makey Makey, wildflowers and Scratch. 

The Inquisition Song

Pager motor, alginate cast lips, bedspring, voicebox, solder, glue. Asked to make a sculptural representation of invading evangelism for a Crusades-focused Professor. Grotesque comedy.

Future Jewels
Future Jewels

An imagining of bohemian jewelry (earring) from the future, when bowel movements will be ironic, cool, unnecessary. 

This appears to be a toilet flapper. It is in fact painstakingly carved from Marshmallow Peeps, linked together with a chain of DVD shavings and solder, inserted with a 3D printed Polylactic Acid earpiece. In the future we must use the supplies at our disposal to decorate ourselves. 

Alagados

For a year, I lived and worked in Massaranduba, a Brazilian favela built on a garbage-filled mangrove swamp, to get 100 stable houses built and 100 unstable houses removed. The ~$80 million ongoing projects are a partnership between the World Bank, the Cities Alliance for Cities Without Slums, the Brazilian CONDER. I was sent at 17 through Global Citizen Year. Behavioral nudges played a big role in our work, and Marcial Reis taught me so much. Image from Annie Eastman. Learn more Here

 

Fire Paintings
Fire Paintings

How does a shape become dynamic? A static 2D image full of movement, erratic, a marker of a trauma done on canvas. Asking these questions along with a lovely group centered around the MIT Museum, these questions of vision science and visual experience folded into one. Thanks to Otto Piene for the inspiration.

Sp/Balding
Small Beauty
Ant Eyes
Consider Dinner (The Lobster)
King Strut
Holy Fool
A study for the Light Passing Through Dorian Gray's Hand
Dog Days
Odwalla
Barnyard
Darkroom Experiments
Brains!
Strange Circular Stories in Strange Circles
Purple Heartwood
Burl
Rubenesque
Rubenesque
Wildlife Photography
Old Dane
Claiming
Ant Ladders
Brain.fm
IMG_5942.jpg
Flower Power
The Inquisition Song
Future Jewels
Alagados
Fire Paintings
Sp/Balding

Time, time. Melting, bouncing. Wax cast, rubber ball, little humor. 

Small Beauty

High speed documentation of contact between bodies. A russian grandmother pulls my cheeks, a pat on the back. Small beauties that slip by unnoticed every day.

Ant Eyes

Ants, hive minds and eusociality. After a talk on similarities between ants, brains and cities at SIME/Art Basel I did this project on a Scanning Electron Microscope, putting an ultra thin coating of gold on ants. The resulting images flip scale in wonderful ways. An ant eye feels like a whole world. And maybe it is. 

What does an individual in a collective body think, feel, see? How similar are ants to neurons in their particle/collective relationship? I want to investigate ants, and then build mechanized proxies!

Consider Dinner (The Lobster)

Exploring treating animal anatomy like machine anatomy. A lobster divided at every joint, then extended with machine capabilities (gears, springs, motors). Watch the video, see it transform. 

King Strut

One amongst a series of children's toys I made. This one for my sister. Discarded and found wood, tinfoil, bottle caps, yarn, couch tassles. 

Holy Fool

There is great wisdom in the faith, face and folly of the Holy Fool. Comedy reintroduces us to ourselves, our decay and rigidity. There is a philosophy of tickling to be taken up, ribbed. 

Matthew Silver is the first Fool I've met. We made a series of videos in an airport delay. His nakedness on NYC Streets was a fixture of my childhood. What a pleasure.

A study for the Light Passing Through Dorian Gray's Hand

Alginate life casting split glass, seamed, reconstructed piece by piece with gold leaf. Light leaks through it.

Dog Days

Experimental Darkroom Photography--Solarization, Composite Negs. An animal scratches its back. 

Odwalla

A slow surprise

Barnyard

Wiscasset, ME. Chewonki Farm. 

Darkroom Experiments

Solarization and burning, darkroom experiments, looking into the light.

 

Many thank to Nick Devlin for letting me take his photo. 

Brains!

Made as a gift for my neuroscience PI @ MIT McGovern, John Gabrieli. CNC, Walnut.

Strange Circular Stories in Strange Circles

The title says it all it's really about strange circular stories in strange circles so the title says it all as it's really a compilation of strange circular 

Purple Heartwood

Purple heartwood, cherry, maple, water jetted acrylic. A display for handmade knives. 

Burl

A spice rack carved from found Burl Wood. All Shaker Joinery. 

Rubenesque

A little round lady who is a silent, secret dancer. A matter of perspective.

Rubenesque

A matter of perspective, you see?

Wildlife Photography

Some shots I took years ago, and love still

Old Dane

What a face!

Claiming

My favorite rocking chair, built from parts harvested at the local dump.

Ant Ladders

Part of a larger Ant Circus, the ant ladder is placed on a human sized ladder so humans can climb up and watch ants climb and perform tricks. EO Wilson, Doug Hofstadter, Alexander Calder--fantasy, surrealism, playful math and real fractals.

Brain.fm

Did some work as a technical consultant for brain.fm, building out their audio platform for meditation. These sounds are not binaural beats--poorly tested and poorly understood, activating sound localization--but instead work via auditory rhythms and brainwave entrainment. With 400,000 users giving constant feedback, this is a really exciting testing platform for new 'awareness interventions'.

Flower Power

An electrified flowerbed I made for groups making music together. Play, performance, education. Makey Makey, wildflowers and Scratch. 

The Inquisition Song

Pager motor, alginate cast lips, bedspring, voicebox, solder, glue. Asked to make a sculptural representation of invading evangelism for a Crusades-focused Professor. Grotesque comedy.

Future Jewels

An imagining of bohemian jewelry (earring) from the future, when bowel movements will be ironic, cool, unnecessary. 

This appears to be a toilet flapper. It is in fact painstakingly carved from Marshmallow Peeps, linked together with a chain of DVD shavings and solder, inserted with a 3D printed Polylactic Acid earpiece. In the future we must use the supplies at our disposal to decorate ourselves. 

Alagados

For a year, I lived and worked in Massaranduba, a Brazilian favela built on a garbage-filled mangrove swamp, to get 100 stable houses built and 100 unstable houses removed. The ~$80 million ongoing projects are a partnership between the World Bank, the Cities Alliance for Cities Without Slums, the Brazilian CONDER. I was sent at 17 through Global Citizen Year. Behavioral nudges played a big role in our work, and Marcial Reis taught me so much. Image from Annie Eastman. Learn more Here

 

Fire Paintings

How does a shape become dynamic? A static 2D image full of movement, erratic, a marker of a trauma done on canvas. Asking these questions along with a lovely group centered around the MIT Museum, these questions of vision science and visual experience folded into one. Thanks to Otto Piene for the inspiration.

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