Three Location Based Objects

Three Location Based Objects

UV Cured Ink on Wood, 14 x 14 inches Each

These three objects are from my Shared Topographies: 100 Location Based Objects project. Hundreds of photos taken in specific places were sourced from social media using their embedded GPS coordinates. A statistical analysis was done on the photo set and the 20 most common colors were computed and are weighted by line length & width to create an overall impression of each community.

Project Republic

Project Republic

Interactive Twitter Dialog, September 29, 2017 - November 3, 2020

Follow me on Twitter to participate in this dialogue beginning September 29, 2017 and ending on election day, November 3, 2020.  Plato's Republic will be sent out in its entirety 140 characters at a time at five-hour intervals over the next three years.  The approach Socrates takes to answering the question, What is Justice? and proving that Justice is Fundamentally Superior to Injustice remains one of the most potent.  While I do not believe in or endorse all the conclusions Socrates makes, his construction of an ideal just city contains important lessons for humanity as we move forward with our own communities, politics, and institutions.

2017_114

2017_114

Colored Pencil & Inkjet on Arches, 12 x 12 inches

One of a larger series of drawings inspired by visits to New York art institutions and two weeks spent in Alaska during 2017. The colors of the grid are computed and weighted from 550 photographs taken at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The opposing senses of space and content between pure nature and technological use of man-made institutions creates a tension and a context for inquiry.

e (No Sevens)

e (No Sevens)

2015, Inkjet on Arches (Edition of 3), 19 x 13 inches

This work consists of the first 25,000 digits of the mathematical constant e.  All the sevens have been removed to create this composition.  This piece is one of a series of 10 works where each composition is created by removing the digits 0 - 9.

#RichardSerra

#RichardSerra

2015, Acrylic & Gesso on Canvas, 72 x 20 inches

This color portrait was created using 526 photos from Instagram tagged with #RichardSerra. The photos were combined and analyzed using software to compute the 10 most common colors in the photoset.
 

2016_001

2016_001

2016, Ink on Arches, Ink on Arches, 28 x 24 inches

This drawing uses an irrational number dataset to organize the marks within the grid. The viewer will need to engage the work deeply to discover that what seems orderly and regular is actually highly unpredictable and unstable.

SummerMeadow_WinterMeadow

SummerMeadow_WinterMeadow

2016, Inkjet on Arches (Edition of 3), 16 x 30 inches

This work is part of a series that explores opposites found in nature that are a result of time. It was created using 240 photos from Instagram tagged with #SummerMeadow and 295 tagged with #WinterMeadow. The photos were combined and analyzed using software to compute the 25 most common colors in each photoset.

e4

e4

2014, Acrylic & Gesso on Canvas, 46 x 46 inches

This painting visualizes digits 13,857 - 22,138 of the mathematical constant e. e is one of the most prominent functions in mathematics which mimics the behavior of compound interest calculations for the financial industry among its many other applications.

#LanceMountain

#LanceMountain

2015, Inkjet on Arches, 36x12 inches, Edition of 3

This color portrait is one of a series of eight  based on the Bones Brigade skateboarding  team from the 1980s. It was created using 523 photos from Instagram tagged with #LanceMountain. The photos were combined and analyzed using software to compute the 10 most common colors in the photoset.

Square Roots

Square Roots

2015, Inkjet on Arches (Edition of 3), 96 x 72 inches

This work consists of an array of 16 visualizations of the square roots of numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, & 20.  Each square root is an irrational number dataset which is highly unpredictable & unstable. Each unit contains the first 4,000 digits of the number represented.

Cube Root of 25

Cube Root of 25

2015, Ink on Arches, 24 x 24 inches

This work is a visualization of the first 6,400 digits of the cube root of 25.