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Proximity at 5 Manhattan West
Running Time: 1:50 min
Medium: ABS, solar cells, motor, glass, LED.
Description: Proximity embraces principles of order and chaos. Arranged carefully in the lobby of 5 Manhattan West in a geometrical pattern that creates a larger system, each mechanical unit with attached solar panels develops its own individuality through the dynamic interplay between position, and levels of sunlight, artificial light, and shadows. Using visual phenomena as an allegory for the cyclical nature of life, light, and routines, the work creates a meditative and contemplative space through its movement and sound.
The Country of Eternal Light
Running Time: 5:48 min
Description: Video footage exhibited with specimens collected from Svalbard at Space Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. Content includes timelapse footages of Arctic landscapes during the Arctic Circle residency in 2018.
Running Time: 0:21 min
Medium: Bamboo from site, motor, epoxy, HMA.
Description: A kinetic sculpture made during a residency at Grounds for Sculpture through the International Sculpture Center. Bamboo was harvested onsite.
Running Time: 0:31 min
Medium: Liquid crystals, steel, epoxy.
Description: How's your side of the planet feeling? A planetary mood ring that shifts colors through the ambient temperature.
Running Time: 1:00 min
Medium: Aluminum, dichroic acrylic, chameleon paint, motors.
Description: A flythrough of a lobby installation for Facebook's Reality Lab. Click here for more information.
Running Time: 0:27 min
Medium: Artist's brain 3D printed, liquid crystals, 60w bulb, arduino, plants.
Description: It's my brain...
Running Time: 0:50 min
Description: A flythrough of the CAD file for the airport sculpture Flight. Click here to see the project.
Running Time: 0:57 min
Description: A flythrough of the CAD file for the lobby installation Butterflies. Click here to see the project.
Driving Me Nuts
Running Time: 1:30 min
Medium: Motion sensor, motor, magnets, acorns
Description: A hidden motion sensor reacts to the movement of uninformed viewers, triggering the acorns to move in a way that disrupts the microcosm. The work questions the exchange between the intentional and the natural, the seen and the unseen, and the organic in inorganic systems.
Kaikou :: civilization
Running Time: 0:59 min
Medium: Strontium aluminate, dinoflagellates, sea water, epoxy, motor, glass
Description: Phosphorescent pebbles are arranged to create a controlled structure resembling a shrine or Stonehenge. A culture of bioluminescent algae resides in the space between the floating, rotating ring. The dinoflagellates light up when a hidden dripper unit drops salt water from the ceiling.
Running Time: 1:12 min
Composed of iron shavings and cobalt flakes which react to a motorized magnet, the piece exists in the state of perpetual change. In much the same way, human activity and natural occurrences can initiate both individual and cultural changes that are in constant fluctuation.
Running Time: 0:33 min
Three levitating discs that spin, orbit, and emit light through wireless induction coils, inserted between a sheet of mirror and silver tinted glass, surrounded by LEDs. The piece creates a dialogue on the cyclical nature of individual lives that reside in a metropolis and its effect on their spirituality. The piece is an evolution and combination of previous works, “Force,” “Divinity,” and “Mugen”.
Running Time: 1:04 min
A grid of turning polished glass beads. Each unit is powered by a set of solar panels. Embedded in the framework are florescent tubes that provide a degree of UV to move several, but not all of the parts. For the entire piece to function as a whole, an external source of energy is needed – the sun. For the most part, present-day society functions with fossil fuels (florescent tubes). Unless a viable and sustainable source (the sun) is integrated to support the energy consumption of over population, humanity as a whole cannot thrive.
Running Time: 1:13 min
A levitating sphere that spins, orbits, and emits a light using its own centripetal force. Commenting on the invisible, ubiquitous, and transformative forces of energy, the installation is a study that explores the process and conversion of electricity. Considering the formal aspects, the phenomenon simulates the subtle movements of a black hole and the emission of quasars. The piece is an evolution of a previous work, “Divinity”.
Meikyo-Shisui: Magnetic Fishing
Running Time: 2:27 min
“Meikyo-Shisui” in Japanese translates to, “clear mirror-still water.” It is an expression to describe the clarity of one’s mind when there is no malice or disruption, similar to how the surface of still water can become the clearest mirror on a calm day.
Using a 500lb. pull force neodymium magnet attached to a nylon string, the metal reactive items were fished out over a course of a month. In exploring parallels between the Japanese fishing culture and the remnants of the pollutants of the industrial era, the work investigates the relation through discovery of archeological remains.
Video editing by: Nathaniel Hendrickson
Running Time: 0:32 min
A levitating moss island hovering above a sheet of mirror. Electromagnets and sensors are used to sustain the magnet in air. The piece creates a dialogue concerned with environmental, ecological, and sustainability issues, aiming to advance and understand the dynamics of anthropogenic systems. The work suggests what landscapes in the future could be, on a planet where population continues to grow at an exponential rate.
GEN Exhibition Opening
Running Time: 3:56 min
A short clip of my first solo exhibition at Crane House - The Asia Institute. Works include paintings, sculptures and installations.
ENBU Exhibition Opening
Running Time: 3:15 min
A short clip of my solo exhibition at Pyro Gallery. Works include experimental artwork fabricated with magnets, silver, lights, water, superhydrophobic surfaces and thermal adhesive glue.