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“Unplugged» is a body of work comprised of multi-sensory interactive sculptures and installations that explore the notion of play:  past and present.  Past generations explored the woods, built tree-forts, played cord games.  Today, screens are the playing fields of our youth and their cords are connected to play-stations and computers.  I am interested in how different generations interpret play : For better or for worse.  Audiences and artists need to play, create, and share mutual experiences in order to keep one’s art and vision young. I cultivate curiosity through a material’s transformation, playing with my medium, which leads to unconventional forms and experiences. I consider the sensual experience, soliciting our senses, and always infuse a sense of play. More information on this CLICK HERE 

Interactive Map of Emotions

“INTERACTIVE MAP OF EMOTIONS” Garden intervention Ogunquit American Museum of Art   Medium : Interactive Game constructed of commercial fishing net, woven materials ranging from hair scrunchies to plastic floating toys. A giant dice reflecting 5 Continents of Emotion, yarn, embroidered words on canvas representing the states of emotion. Size : 10 feet high x 22 feet wide  Description : Suspended in the Ogunquit American Museum of Art’s garden, the Interactive Map of Emotions invites visitors to become participants by playing an artist’s game dealing with emotions, helping to map out our emotional moods, triggers, and actions. These five Universal Continents of Emotion are woven in great circular colored zones with a multitude of richly textured materials ranging from rope fibers from a local manufacturer to Christmas garland. This project is inspired by the on-line Atlas of Emotions commissioned by the Dalai Lama. Date 2017

“INTERACTIVE MAP OF EMOTIONS” detail

« FORBIDDEN FRUIT»

« FORBIDDEN FRUIT» Medium : Giant Textile Sculpture/weaving : Safety net, cord, metal hoops, red- purple-pink materials, giant red ball, scent and soundscape of crunching apples. Description : Multi-sensory Interactive sculpture created for the « Garden of Circus Delights ». Designed to clamber up, crawl inside, and inhabit. Surrounded by the scent and soundscape of crunching apples. Size : 13 feet high x 4 feet in diameter Date : 2015

 

 

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Detail: “FORBIDDEN FRUIT”

« DARKSIDE OF GARDEN OF CIRCUS DELIGHTS »

« DARKSIDE OF GARDEN OF CIRCUS DELIGHTS » Medium : GIANT WEAVING constructed of commercial fishing-net, black and gray materials ranging from black tinsel to piano felts. Artist in Action, weaving. Description : Interactive Textile Sculpture designed for Circus Acrobats to climb. Community project : collaborated with group of Portland’s Asylum Seekers, Work Opportunity Employees, and Casco Bay High School students Size : 13 feet high x 4 feet diameter Date : 2015

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Detail: “DARKSIDE OF THE GARDEN OF CIRCUS DELIGHTS” in progress

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Detail “DARKSIDE OF THE GARDEN OF CIRCUS DELIGHTS”

"BOMBAY CHINTZ"

“BOMBAY CHINTZ” Medium : Knotted-plastic-recycled cable sheathing , enamel paint, fishing net, velvet, and wire on wooden panel. Description : Community project in Mumbai, where I worked with underworld recycling lords, women and children from the Slums to recreate British textile motifs that reflect chaos, pollution, and the unfortunate appeal of manmade materials. The plastic resembles candy ! Size : 40 inches diameter x 4 inches deep Date : 2017

 

 

 

 

« BOMBAY CHINTZ » Detail

« BOMBAY CHINTZ » Detail

« LIGHTNING » Detail

« LIGHTNING » Medium : Circular woven wall sculpture: Constructed out of discarded cables, extension cords, plastic coated wire, plugs, an aluminum hoop, and safety net. Description : LIGHTNING, a sister piece to THUNDER, is a part of my “Unplugged” series that explores the intergenerational notion of play: past and present, investigating how different generations interpret play. But when Lightning joins Thunder and we lose power, our children play just like our grandparents played. Size : 48 inches diameter x 5 inches deep. Date : 2017

"Lightning" Detail

“Lightning” Detail

« THUNDER » detail

« THUNDER » Medium : Circular woven wall sculpture constructed of discarded cables, extension cords, plastic coated wire, plugs, an aluminum hoop, and safety net. Description : THUNDER, brother piece to LIGHTNING, is part of my « Unplugged » series that explores how different generations play. When there is an electrical storm and we are « Unplugged », the difference in intergenerational play is negligible. Size : 45 inches diameter x 8 inches deep. Date: 2017

"THUNDER" Detail

“THUNDER” Detail

 

"UNPLUGGED VIEWMASTER"

“UNPLUGGED VIEWMASTER” Medium: Black and white plastic coated cables, plugs, safety netting, metal hoop and view master. Size: 60″ diameter Date: 2016