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Sneak-peak of what I’ve been up to in the studio for the past few weeks…
This work originally began as an experiment or investigation of the process of collecting. Since much of my work begins with the physical act of gathering, I challenged myself to focus on that element of my artist practice. I set out to gather every last crab-apple from a specific tree in a very public space (a busy bus-stop at the University of Kansas) where my actions would be clearly visible to those around me, turning process into performance. Though I never fully completed this goal, I did spend many hours working towards it.
Coincidentally, this tree would soon be removed from this spot, an unfortunate result of ongoing construction at the University. The piece I am working on is related to the idea of displacement and will be on display at the upcoming resident show at Paragraph. The work-in-progress can be seen in my studio this Friday, at Open Studios (6-10PM, Friday April 24th.) Come take a look!