IN FROM THE OUT: PUBLIC ART

Helical, The Von Braun Center
Helical, The Von Braun Center

2014 The Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL concrete and mixed media 3.5' x 4' x 3.5'

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Helical, The Von Braun Center
Helical, The Von Braun Center
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Collusion
Collusion

2013 Bamboo Park, Northport, AL dimensions variable concrete and mixed media

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Floating River Stone
Floating River Stone

Floating River Stone was attached to the bank and left in that location for 2 months.

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Type I
Type I

2011 concrete and mixed media Woods Quad dimensions variable

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Type I
Type I
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Cairn
Cairn

2014 Bamboo Park, Northport, AL 3.5' x 3' x 4' concrete and mixed media

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Cairn
Cairn
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Type S
Type S

2014 Community Center, Gadsden, AL dimensions variable concrete and mixed media

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We all fall down
We all fall down

2014 concrete and mixed media 2' x 3' x 2.5'

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cirus
cirus
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cirus
cirus
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Same Side
Same Side

2013 dimensions variable concrete and mixed media

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Same Side
Same Side
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Relic
Relic

2013 Bamboo Park, Northport, AL 2.5' x 5' x 3'

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IN FROM THE OUT: PUBLIC ART
This body of work focuses on public art and the environment. I sited unsealed concrete sculptures outdoors, in public event spaces, community centers, lakes, rivers, creeks, parks, forests, and yards. The unsealed surfaces of the work were stained and impacted by the environment in which they were installed. On some pieces, plant, fungi, and slime growth began. In others, insects and other creatures moved into the forms. Dirt and debris washed over and covered some parts of the sculptures. Others were minimally affected and looked almost untouched. After deinstallation from their outdoor environment, the forms were sealed and most were installed in gallery locations. The time-based artwork shows the effects of the environment on an object. The range of surfaces and effects of the environments varied greatly, showing differences among environments and how significant surroundings are. Art should be in galleries, museums, out in the community, and in the middle of nowhere. Art should be accessible to everyone, relevant, and thought-provoking.