Towards a New Reality 2014

Playhouse
Playhouse

Made from my retired Ford Explorer, a Red Oak tree that blew over during Hurricane Sandy and aluminum. This piece will be reinstalled as my daughter's playhouse in our yard.

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Playhouse
Playhouse

Playhouse Humans have technologically removed themselves from the earth and its natural systems throughout the ages. In the Stone Age the homosapiens were connected to the earth in ways that we can only imagine. Their architectural shelters were made in the earth, of the earth.

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Playhouse
Playhouse

With the advancements in the enslavement of animals, agriculture, and the ownership of property came the transition from a direct connection to the earth and its natural systems to an indirect connection. The Stone Age technologies were truly sustainable. Our houses and our shelters are being threatened by the changing climate and it will take more resources to build and rebuild the shelters that succumb to the forces of the storms.

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Playhouse
Playhouse

Protection Motivation Theory suggests that we protect ourselves based on the assessment of the threat and required changes to deal with the threat. Most of the recorded uses of PMT are by marketers to change individuals' behavior, like how to get someone to stop smoking. I find it interesting to relate PMT to my daily activities as a father, as a sculpture teacher and a citizen of the world.

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Balance Beam
Balance Beam

Milled from a red oak tree that blew down in my yard during hurricane Irene. This piece is designed to be reinstalled in my yard as a functional balance beam.

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Improvised Armor
Improvised Armor
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Improvised Armor detail
Improvised Armor detail
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Thermal Solar Collectors
Thermal Solar Collectors

Functional solar panels made with over 70% repurposed materials.

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Cognitive Dissonance by Degree...
Cognitive Dissonance by Degree...

Cognitive Dissonance by Degree of Measure Inkjet print

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“It was true. . ."
“It was true. . ."

“It was true but seemed otherwise just a little while ago,” quote from Crazy Horse's father. 6”X6” Monocrystalline solar cells, reused glass, aluminum angle, epoxy resin, diode, wire, mirrors

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“It was true but seemed otherwise. .
“It was true but seemed otherwise. .

“It was true but seemed otherwise just a little while ago” 6”X6” Monocrystalline solar cells, reused glass, aluminum angle, epoxy resin, diode, wire, mirrors This is a functional PV solar panel.

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Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Studio
Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Studio

a functional heat exchanger Fabricated steel

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SHRfS Inside view
SHRfS Inside view

Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Studio, Inside view

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Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Living Room
Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Living Room

Cast silicon bronze and fabricated steel

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Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Study
Stovepipe Heat Retriever for Study

cast silicon bronze and fabricated steel

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In My Father’s Eyes
In My Father’s Eyes

Prefabricated cabinets from my kitchen, incorrect measurements, homemade shims, pine mahogany, cherry, purple heart, padauk

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In My Father’s Eyes detail
In My Father’s Eyes detail

These cabinets were replaced with cabinets that I made with my father. Inside them are physical mistakes that occurred from poor measurements.

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Cognitive Dissonance: by Degree of Measure 2012

Cognitive Dissonance 3/1
Cognitive Dissonance 3/1

Inkjet print

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Pendulum
Pendulum

Electric motor, fiberglass rod, plastic model, paint

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Know Your Mind
Know Your Mind

Cast plastic, electric motors, phosphorescence paint, UV lights, motion sensor, relay switch

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Self-Portrait as Food
Self-Portrait as Food

Cast resin, Plastipaste, wood, paint, and clothes

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Self-Portrait as Food
Self-Portrait as Food

Cast resin, Plastipaste, wood, paint, and clothes

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Cognitive Dissonance 3/1 2011

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance installation view
Cognitive Dissonance installation view

This piece is made from Sequoiadendron giganteum, commonly known as Giant Sequoia, my used motor oil, steel, colored lights, and a sound recording of the local casino

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oil reflection
oil reflection
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Clock
Clock
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Clock w strobe
Clock w strobe
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