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

Fashion Arsenal II

Fashion Arsenal II

    Update on the pattern for “Fashion Arsenal”. The mock sewn pattern is now complete. I created a lower trigger housing that snaps onto the barrel and receiver. The magazine of the airsoft gun can then slide into the front of the piece. Here you can see how I attached straps that tie the … Continue reading

Art Attack & Solar Powered Art

Art Attack & Solar Powered Art

As part of the Time Arts department and as a student in an Intermedia course, I’ve helped set up and participate in two different venues. The former was Art Attack in Sycamore where I helped assist Time Arts with setting up student work the Local Arts Center building. Chris Fedak’s work was presented in two … Continue reading

Debt and Death

Debt and Death

“Debt and Death” is a fiber sculpture piece titled after the Debt and Death silver coin, a mintage in a series called “Silver Bullet Silver Shield” coins. These coins are designed to encourage individuals to take a stand against the US currency and to align themselves with real wealth. Just like with the coins, my … Continue reading

Husbandry (Weekly Economics)

Husbandry (Weekly Economics)

“Husbandry” is a set of days of the week towels depicting themes from headline news that cycle throughout history. Each day has its own pictographic symbol and “headline” that represents the day and its placement within the “week” cycle. These towels are still in progress, and will be stained to appear aged. The antiquity of … Continue reading

Fashion Arsenal

Fashion Arsenal

“Fashion Arsenal” is an in progress project exploring themes of open source content on the internet, regulations, 3-D printing, and human rights. Currently there is much debate on ownership rights to M16’s as they have separate lower and upper receivers. Only the lower receiver has to be registered, so individuals have the ability to fashion … Continue reading

Drone TV (Story of the Century)

Drone TV (Story of the Century)

          “Story of the Century” is an interactive piece comprised of sculptural and video elements. A rear projection video projects onto the soft sculpture television from behind. In front a helmet sits on a chair for visitors to interact with and place on their heads. The helmet features speakers which connect … Continue reading

Drone Pattern

Drone Pattern

This pattern was made for a video project as part of my summer video arts class. When I eventually get to filming, I’ll be sure to add a link. I’ve been interested in drones, uav, for a while after hearing about them in the news a lot lately. In particular I was intrigued by the … Continue reading