The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
My work has long been defined by explorations into the physical, social and
psychological qualities that characterize place. These investigations have taken various
forms throughout my career. Just as different locations have different defining features,
my work frequently changes genres in accordance with the conceptual framework in
which I am working. I have produced a range of projects related to place and local histories including an installation based around the notion of the American West as an invented, mythological space; a project in which I created daily installations in the sleeper car of a cross-country train; an oral history and photography installation based on 100 Angelenos living in the city without a car; and a site specific elongated penny machine which created souvenir pennies of the lost Los Angeles neighborhood of Bunker Hill.
For the past several years, I have been working on a series of hand embroidered photographs following the entire 104 mile circumference of the Berlin Wall. Sections of the image have been obscured by cross-stitch embroidery sewn directly into the photograph. The embroidery is made to resemble pixels and borrows the visual language of digital imaging in an analog, handmade process.