Wall Tiles

Ceramic frieze composed of a repeating set of four tiles. Each tile 7.5in x 9.5in x 1in, edition of 9. Slipcast ceramic with robin's egg blue Celadon glaze. (One alternate in 'Turkish Amber' Celadon). Bas-relief prison wall and golf course imagery appears unexpectedly in glazed ceramic

Mobile Speakers Podium Chicago to Gary Walk

3 Days, 42 miles, Chicago to Gary Walk with the Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Noncitizens. 2018 iteration, new wheels and pull bars added. Collaboration with artist Regin Igloria. Together we pulled the Mobile Speakers Podium on foot from Chicago to Gary, IN, to draw attention

Mobile House for Urban Migrant Workers

Public art, 2007. Fictitious design solution to the housing needs of urban migrant workers, who find it increasingly difficult to rent decent accommodation. By disguising the dwelling as a tree it doubles as 'street beautification' for planning purposes. Medium: Wood, Plywood, Weathertyte billboard vinyl with tree

Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Non-Citizens

Drawings, models and real life iterations, 2012 - 2019. 2016 iteration of the Mobile Speakers' Podium - 8ft x 4ft x 2ft - steel, siding, casters and chainlink fence, with the support of Meg Noe and the Weinberg-Newtown Gallery, Chicago. A deployable double speakers' corner that

Lookout Landing

Permanent installation at Griffiss International Sculpture Garden, Rome, NY. 2009 10' x 50' x 14' Cedar, stainless steel, galvanized steel, railroad ties, solar-powered runway approach lights, concrete, landscaping. An Air Force landing strip is visible from the deck. The structure’s lights blink at night. Thanks to Sydney Waller

Design for the Alien Within: The No-Place

aka the ATTIC ACCESS HIDING UNIT Permanent installation. Wood, Plywood, Aluminum bar grating, wood, steel pipe, hoist. 5ft x 2ft x 5ft 2010 Interactive Site Specific installation for the BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. This installation is a fictitious Hiding Unit occupying a vacant space between ceiling

Quick-Build Tower Kit, No Crane Required

Cardboard, wood, surveillance camera, monitor. 6’ x 5’ x 21’ Counter-surveillance tower. Packs flat in a box; the quick-build Tower is a 21ft high periscope kit, no crane required for installation. Nested triangular sections are intended to be raised to full height beside border or separation

Design for the Alien Within

Design for the Alien Within is a fictional company with a website offering a interactive 3-D digital apartment, showcasing furniture with built-in hiding places for people without immigration papers. NOTE: the interactive apartment section requires a Safari browser, and you will need to download Adobe

Design for the Alien Within: the Media Center

MDF, paint, digital illustrations on foam core. 5’ x 3’ x 6’ 2006 Fictional furniture series incorporating hiding places for people without immigration papers. Concept drawings of furniture for Design for the Alien Within show modular figures, towards an ergonomics of hiding. See also Thanks to the

In Situ Sanctuary 1st Iteration: Beam and Column

Architectural hiding place designed for Exit Art Gallery. 2003 Interactive installation; plywood, steel, surveillance cameras, monitors, paper. Installation view; person inside structure. 2’ x 16’ x 13’ The installation is designed to match the architecture of the gallery. Visitors climb up inside the fake column into

HardPlace

HardPlace is a web-based project created in 2000 (originally with Flash animations that currently do not work), as Clinton's new anti-immigrant legislation launched the biggest expansion of detention of immigrants in US history. I solicited participation from people in detention, asking that they send plans