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Drone Kite

Drone Kite

  This summer I’m taking the opportunity to teach myself kite aerial photography, as well as hopefully balloon photography. I am interested in surveillance issues as they relate to advanced technology, such as drones. Part of my objective is to explore the use of deception and surveillance in domestic applications to heighten the complexity of … Continue reading

214: Respond + Adapt

214: Respond + Adapt

“214: Respond + Adapt was a one day performance which took place in Gallery 214 at Northern Illinois University. Visiting artist Pate Conaway and graduate student Whitney Bandel collaborated together to create an event where both artists¬†explored fibrous materials and worked within the perimeters of learning and distributing process¬†and knowledge through hands on learning. Together … Continue reading

Fashion Arsenal III

Fashion Arsenal III

    “Finished” the “Fashion Arsenal” project. By that I mean to say that I think it’s time to move onto the next idea. I got the LEDs to light up when the capacitive touch sensor is touched by using a lilypad Arduino. I had plans to use these faux firearms for a “Drone Hunt” … Continue reading

Arduino Bluetooth on Mavericks (Mac)

Arduino Bluetooth on Mavericks (Mac)

As part of my Fashion Arsenal project/game controller for my Intermedia class, I wanted to implement the use of a bluetooth serial module into my piece so that it could be wireless while reporting serial data to processing. This last week I’ve been researching how to do this. Initially I ordered two HC-06 bluetooth modules, … Continue reading

US Catch & Snatch

US Catch & Snatch

[Edit: Go to bottom to read additions.] “US Catch & Snatch” is an in progress game that I’m working on for my Intermedia course. I came up with the idea following the international news that the United States has taken into custody Ukraine’s gold to protect it in the United States treasury. Meanwhile, other headline … Continue reading

Yarn Bus

Yarn Bus

“Yarn Bus” is a installation piece created within my first year of my MFA program. A diagram of a bus is drawn out onto the wall using T pins and yarn stretched between them. Each strand levitates within several inches of the surface, with varying degrees of depth causing the slightest appearance of the three … Continue reading

Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer

  “Dead Ringer” is an on going project that developed over the last year. This soft sculpture based series of work consists of life scale crocheted objects that are then placed in juxtaposition or in replacement of obsolete everyday items. This series is an exploration of our throw away culture, where objects are quickly manufactured … Continue reading

Hand Tied

Hand Tied

    “Hand Tied” is a project proposal that I am working on, to send to the Kohler Arts Center for their artist residency. This piece includes ideas I have used since the beginning of my MFA studies exploring hand knitting and building a physical connection between individuals through touch and textiles. In many ways … Continue reading

Inflation

Inflation

“Inflation” is an ongoing project from last semester where I explored issues of inflation, economically speaking, with the artistic practice of making inflatables. Statistics state that there is a specific threshold where when individuals pay more than a certain percentage of their income on fuel and food, they will begin to revolt. Through “Inflation” I … Continue reading

iSpy

iSpy

“iSpy” is a public art project that I started last semester. This piece consists of hand stitched “drone” caricatures which are placed in public spaces. Each drone has a name and number and note hidden within a wing. Each note gives a website address to go to and a hashtag word. The initial inspiration for … Continue reading