Throughout history, humans have hunted for food; with the advent of grocery stores, however, humans have shifted from hunters to shoppers. "Magnum Ovis" addresses this behavior change, referencing the image of the classic mounted head, but created by foraging through the garbage instead of hunting through the forest. The soda tab wool inspires the viewers to confront their own waste while reimagining the hunter's trophy.
Materials: Soda Tabs, Black and Silver Wire
The Pregnant Dinosaur
When paleontologist Edward Cope first discovered the Elasmosaurus, he placed the head onto its tail, and with many discoveries, our previous conceived notions are proven false. The “Pregnant Dinosaur” confronts our conceived notions of dinosaurs and prompts the viewer to question whether dinosaurs only lay eggs. The mother of the dinosaur remains open so the viewer can gaze into the stomach and see for themselves what might otherwise remain hidden.
Materials: Welded Aluminum
Statue of Liberty
In the midst of the pandemic, many were worried about human contact and switched from in-person shopping to packaged deliveries. The "Statue of Liberty" finds a new use for this packaging waste while inspiring and thanking our essential workers in its original display as a "Back of the Car Float" for the Glen Rock Fourth of July Parade in 2020. After the parade, the Glen Rock Library hosted the statue until July 2021 when it was moved to its permanent residence in the Glen Rock Borough Hall.
Materials: Spray Paint on Cardboard, Hot Glue
The Elephant in the Room
Daily newspapers, magazines, and junk mail come and go, but their source is gone forever. "The Elephant in the Room," asks the viewer to confront the many stacks of magazines and paper waste that accumulate on a daily basis. This is one of a collection of magazine art pieces and inspired future art collections from forgotten trash. An elephant never forgets.
Materials: Glue, Magazines
This piece was fully modeled using design software Solidworks to create the initial design and nTopology to create the woven pattern. The goal of "Unwoven Basket" was to explore modern automated methods for recreating the traditional woven basket. Within the design software nTopology, the user can change the thickness, number and spacing of the woven pattern and see the entire design change in minutes. Then, printed with the wooden 3D printer from Forust showcasing a modern method of manufacturing.
Materials: 3D Printed Wood