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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.

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.

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Eroded Topographies

2019

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, powder coated aluminum

8’10” x 57’ x 4”

Permanent commission for Facebook NY via Facebook A.I.R. program.

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Eroded Topographies

2019

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, powder coated aluminum

8’10” x 57’ x 4”

Permanent commission for Facebook NY via Facebook A.I.R. program.

Eroded Topographies
       
     
Eroded Topographies

2019

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, powder coated aluminum

8’10” x 57’ x 4”

Permanent commission for Facebook NY via Facebook A.I.R. program.

Eroded Topographies
       
     
Eroded Topographies

2019

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, powder coated aluminum

8’10” x 57’ x 4”

Permanent commission for Facebook NY via facebook A.I.R. Program

Eroded Topographies
       
     
Eroded Topographies

2019

dyed nylon rope, stainless steel cable, powder coated aluminum

8’10” x 57’ x 4”

Permanent commission for Facebook NY via Facebook A.I.R. 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