Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded
       
     
Inverted Arches
       
     
Inverted Arches
       
     
Inverted Arches
       
     
Study of the Sun: 7 Woven Screens
       
     
Study of the Sun: 7 Woven Screens
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold (in progress)
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold (in progress)
       
     
Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies
       
     
Wall of Portraits
       
     
Wall of Portraits
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Double Drip)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Double Drip, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Dripping Diamond)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (detail of Dripping Diamond)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Dripping Diamond, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Blue)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Blue, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Rhombus)
       
     
Breaching
       
     
Breaching
       
     
Breaching
       
     
Breaching
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

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This 23 panel site-specific hanging installation draws its inspiration from Mount Rainier National Park. After collaging together sections of topographical maps of the Park and mathematically converting those measurements into meticulously measured “warps,” I layered the panels to create a complete image: a three-dimensional contemporary tapestry of the mountain range. By bringing the landscape inside the building’s walls and recasting it in diaphanous, draping nylon rope, I highlight the ephemerality and fragility of the natural world and underscore humans' attempts to harness it.

Despite being composed of 3600 ropes individually tethered to stainless steel cables, and weighing in at 1000 pounds, this installation has the levity of a cloud or mist moving through, undermining its own physical makeup. Like the glassy, reflected surface of Seattle’s Puget Sound, “Reflected Topographies” performs a doubling or reflection in the atrium, allowing a view of the Cascades range from above (the 3rd floor wrap-around landing) and below (the 2nd floor), allowing viewers the unique opportunity to gaze through the slices of the mountain range.

Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo by Donal Murphy, courtesy of the artist.

Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)
       
     
Reflected Topographies (Mount Rainier National Park)

2018

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, aluminum channels

20’ x 22’ x 36’

Commission for Airbnb Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

140" x 318" x 225"

Commission for Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston, Texas.

Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

140" x 318" x 225"

Commission for Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston, Texas.

Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

140" x 318" x 225"

Commission for Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston, Texas.

 

Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

140" x 318" x 225"

Commission for Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston, Texas.

Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

140" x 318" x 225"

Commission for Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston, Texas.

Draped Arches in Gold
       
     
Draped Arches in Gold

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

140" x 318" x 225"

Commission for Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston, Texas.

Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope, raw obsidian

110" x 109" x 107"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope, raw obsidian

110" x 109" x 107"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope, raw obsidian

110" x 109" x 107"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Unbounded
       
     
Unbounded

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope, raw obsidian

110" x 109" x 107"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Inverted Arches
       
     
Inverted Arches

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated steel

108" x 200" x 118"

Commission for Taconic Investment Partners & Handel Architects at 525 W 52nd Street, New York, NY.

Inverted Arches
       
     
Inverted Arches

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated steel

108" x 200" x 118"

Commission for Taconic Investment Partners & Handel Architects at 525 W 52nd Street, New York, NY.

Inverted Arches
       
     
Inverted Arches

2017

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated steel

108" x 200" x 118"

Commission for Taconic Investment Partners & Handel Architects at 525 W 52nd Street, New York, NY.

Study of the Sun: 7 Woven Screens
       
     
Study of the Sun: 7 Woven Screens

2017

polyester embroidery thread, maple, brass hooks

Installation Wall: 57' x 11' ; Each Woven Screen: 82" x 70" x 1.5"

Commission for Taconic Investment Partners & Handel Architects at 525 W 52nd St, New York, NY.

Study of the Sun: 7 Woven Screens
       
     
Study of the Sun: 7 Woven Screens

2017

polyester embroidery thread, maple, brass hooks

Installation Wall: 57' x 11' ; Each Woven Screen: 82" x 70" x 1.5"

Commission for Taconic Investment Partners & Handel Architects at 525 W 52nd St, New York, NY.

Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold

2016

nylon rope, powder-coated steel

168" x 118" x 260"

Commissioned for The Ashland (250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn) / For Gotham Organization & SPAN Architects / Presented by Uprise Art

Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold

2016

nylon rope, powder-coated steel

168" x 118" x 260"

Commissioned for The Ashland (250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn) / For Gotham Organization & SPAN Architects / Presented by Uprise Art

Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold

2016

nylon rope, powder-coated steel

168" x 118" x 260"

Commissioned for The Ashland (250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn) / For Gotham Organization & SPAN Architects / Presented by Uprise Art

Inverted Arches in Gold
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold

2016

nylon rope, powder-coated steel

168" x 118" x 260"

Commissioned for The Ashland (250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn) / For Gotham Organization & SPAN Architects / Presented by Uprise Art

Inverted Arches in Gold (in progress)
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold (in progress)

2016

nylon rope, powder-coated steel

168" x 118" x 260"

Commissioned for The Ashland (250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn) / For Gotham Organization & SPAN Architects / Presented by Uprise Art

Inverted Arches in Gold (in progress)
       
     
Inverted Arches in Gold (in progress)

2016

nylon rope, powder-coated steel

168" x 118" x 260"

Commissioned for The Ashland (250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn) / For Gotham Organization & SPAN Architects / Presented by Uprise Art

Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies

2015-17

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

264" x 864" x 150"

Commission for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through the State Department's Art in Embassies Program

Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies

2015-17

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

264" x 864" x 150"

Commission for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through the State Department's Art in Embassies Program

Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies

2015-17

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

264" x 864" x 150"

Commission for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through the State Department's Art in Embassies Program

Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies

2015-17

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

264" x 864" x 150"

Commission for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through the State Department's Art in Embassies Program

Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies

2015-17

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

264" x 864" x 150"

Commission for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through the State Department's Art in Embassies Program

Immanent Topographies
       
     
Immanent Topographies

2015-17

dyed nylon rope, powder-coated aluminum

264" x 864" x 150"

Commission for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan through the State Department's Art in Embassies Program

 

 

Wall of Portraits
       
     
Wall of Portraits

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

Installation Wall: 264" x 252"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits
       
     
Wall of Portraits

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

Installation Wall: 264" x 252"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Double Drip)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Double Drip)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

Top Portrait: 80" x 27" x 9"

Bottom Portrait: 60" x 42" x 4"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Double Drip, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Double Drip, detail)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

Portrait: 80" x 27" x 9"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Dripping Diamond)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Dripping Diamond)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

58" x 51" x 4"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (detail of Dripping Diamond)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (detail of Dripping Diamond)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

58" x 51" x 4"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Dripping Diamond, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Dripping Diamond, detail)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

58" x 51" x 4"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Big Blue)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Blue)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

48" x 48" x 4"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Big Blue, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Blue, detail)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

48" x 48" x 4"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

74" x 27" x 8"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

74" x 27" x 8"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Big Red, detail)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, marble powder, tencel thread, maple

74" x 27" x 8"

Wall of Portraits Commission for Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Wall of Portraits (Rhombus)
       
     
Wall of Portraits (Rhombus)

2015

cement-based casting compound, pigment, sand, granite and marble powders, maple, tencel thread

54" x 27" x 6"

Commissioned Installation for Lobby at Media Math's 4 World Trade Center Location

Breaching
       
     
Breaching

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope and cotton and tencel yarns, reclaimed heart pine beams

127" x 222" x 72"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Breaching
       
     
Breaching

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope and cotton and tencel yarns, reclaimed heart pine beams

127" x 222" x 72"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Breaching
       
     
Breaching

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope and cotton and tencel yarns, reclaimed heart pine beams

127" x 222" x 72"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.

Breaching
       
     
Breaching

2017

hand-dyed cotton rope and cotton and tencel yarns, reclaimed heart pine beams

127" x 222" x 72"

Commission for 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, Starwood Hotels.