Deconstructing Flag IV for shipping to Italy
September 6, 2019, 11:01 pm
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So this is what this piece, Flag IV, looks like suspended in my studio before deconstructing….Next comes the process of taking it down, packing it up and shipping it off to Como for installation in ex Chiesa di San Francesco.

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Exhibition in Como, Italy
August 30, 2019, 10:30 pm
Filed under: exhibitions, installations, thorn works

I have been invited to install this piece, Flag IV, in the exhibition, PopUp, hosted by Miniartextil / Arte & Arte at the Ex Chiesa di San Francesco in Como, Italy this fall. I’m very excited to be a part of this exhibition of international artists.  September 28–November 17, 2019.  The flag will be suspended vertically in a side alcove of the church.  The alcove is 19′ tall, the flag is 11′, so it will be suspended above the viewers’ heads. This photograph was taken by EG Schempf in my studio as a resident artist at Studios, Inc. in Kansas City.  This project has been supported by an Inspiration Grant / ArtsKC .

I hope it expresses something of the elegance and the darkness, even danger at this time, of American democracy.


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Shadow Sink at Fine Folk
June 11, 2019, 5:26 pm
Filed under: installations, thorn works

I currently have a thorn piece, Shadow Sink, installed in Fine Folk in the Crossroads in Kansas City, Missouri.  It needed to be moved back a few feet from the window and it was such a pleasure to see the ease and elegance with which Jeff Owen and his crew accomplished this task!



Crating of “Rift”
September 18, 2018, 9:02 pm
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The thorn piece, “Rift” is approximately 4′ wide and about 17′ long.  It will be going to the home of a collector in Kansas City in a few weeks. There was a bit of a lag between the time of de-installation of the piece and the re-installation of it in its new environment. I asked for help from a wonderfully talented art handler and mover.  I couldn’t be more pleased with his solution for transporting and storing this piece.  An elegant solution with such a light touch.  Looks like a new piece.  Thanks, Paul Churchill.


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Exhibition at Studios, Inc.
July 4, 2018, 11:25 pm
Filed under: exhibitions, installations, thorn works

This three person exhibition Autonomous Bodies featured the work of the three new resident artists,  Kathy Liao, Benjamin Rosenthal and me. It was on view from May 14 through June 15, 2018, at Studios, Inc. in Kansas City.  The show explored the ways in which the three of us address issues related to the body.  I’m particularly interested in the timeless relationship of the body to the landscape.  My piece, Rift, was related to systems both in the body and the landscape, such as neurological and vascular systems  as well as roots that burrow deeply into the soil.  I also had a series of  photographs, abstractions derived from pyrography,  that blurred line the line between flesh and the cosmos, sand and skin,  the unknown and the knowable.

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March 15, 2018, 9:46 pm
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As a new resident artist at Studios, Inc. I am in a group exhibition that opened on March 9 and will be showing until April 13.    Here are a few images of my piece, Watcher.

It is a thorn installation photographed by the best photographer ever, EG Schempf.  Thank you, EG!  I am so pleased to be among this group of artists for the next three years.

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Ephemera at the Nerman Museum / Artist Lecture
January 11, 2018, 11:42 pm
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The exhibition, Ephemera, features the work of six sculptors : Michelle Segre, Kahlil Irving, Miles Neidinger, Rena Detrixhe, Brian Jungen and Susan White.

On opening night of the exhibition four of the six artists in the show gave brief talks.  I was one of those four.  I managed to give an overview of my work and then insert a bit of my world view and even a bit of humor. Check it out below: