Meditations on Industrial Growth

For this series of work, I embedded found rusted steel pieces into concrete with wood frames or backing boards to later be hung on a wall. The process of placing the steel pieces is one primarily of meditation- meditating on subjects such as, the general progression of the former industrial city I reside in; the fact that all the steel I use was discarded, even though as steel it is still monetarily worth something; and the waste we create as part of our modern society, represented by the fabric scraps I use in some of the pieces.

Title: My Loft, Your Acid

Dimensions: 21.5”x18”x14”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Wood

Year: 2014

A timelapse of the creation of ‘My Loft, Your Acid’. 2014.

Title: Code Violations

Dimensions: 16.5”x6.75”x7.75”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Wood

Year: 2016

Title: Walks at Night (Side view)

Dimensions: 18”x14”x22”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Fabric

Year: 2016

Note: Freestanding, does not hang on wall

Title: Last One

Dimensions: 19.75”x12.75”x9.25”

Materials: Concrete, Colored Concrete, Steel, Wood

Year: 2014

Title: Changes

Dimensions: 26.75”x16”x12.5”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Fabric, Wood

Year: 2016

Title: Changes (side view)

Dimensions: 26.75”x16”x12.5”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Fabric, Wood

Year: 2016

Title: Walks at Night

Dimensions: 18”x14”x22”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Fabric

Year: 2016

Note: Freestanding, does not hang on wall

Title: Untitled

Dimensions: 17.75”x12.25'x7.5”

Materials: Concrete, Colored Concrete, Steel, Wood

Year: 2015

Title: Before the Show

Dimensions: 18” x10.5”x12”

Materials: Concrete, Steel, Fabric, Wood

Year: 2014