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Leda (2015)
chicken wire, steel rod, plastic bags, adhesive, cement
48"W x 64"H x 30"D

This piece is titled after the queen who, according to Greek mythology, was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan. The piece
speaks to the seductive power plastics still wield in our throw-away society. Its texture was achieved by shredding salvaged
grocery bags through an industrial paper shredder and then melting them together.

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Peregrine (2015)
chicken wire, newspaper, adhesive, foam
64"W x 60"H x 48"D

The title for this piece is derived from the Latin word peregrinus, meaning "wanderer". It mirrors my feelings of
disjointment in the information age and the distinctively-human desire to tame and manicure nature. The structure
is foam-infused chicken wire covered in papier-mâché made from salvaged newspapers.

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Kira (2015)
plastic bags
25"W x 23"H x 10"D

In Welsh, the name Kira can mean "lady of dark beauty", and as a title, seems appropriate for a piece that capitalizes
on the duality of seduction and repulsion. This piece, which hangs on the wall, was made by melting together salvaged
plastic bags.

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Perched Hollow (2015)
plastic bags, cardboard, adhesive
12 "W x 12"H x 8"D

This small wall sculpture brings to mind the fragilility and toxicity of some of the spaces we sometimes find ourselves
inhabiting. It was made by adhering shredded salvaged plastic bags to cardboard.

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Engineered Hollow (2014)
chicken wire, steel rod, plastic bags, wood, cement
3'W x 5'H x 6'D

This piece speaks to the widespread practice of bio-engineering seeds for sterility. The white forms were made
by cutting the labels off of salvaged plastic bags, pulling the bags through a chicken wire frame and then melting
the exterior surface.

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Our Canaries (2014)
chicken wire, steel rod, plastic bags, extension cord, charcoal, cement block
6'W x 6'H x 10'L

The title for this piece refers to the old saying, "canary in a coal mine", and was made by cutting the labels off
of slavaged plastic bags and then pulling them through a chicken wire frame.

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Beckett (2015)
chicken wire, plastic bags
8"W x 17"H x 9"D

This piece, characterized by its honeycomb pattern, was titled after the Old English name meaning "beehive
or bee cottage". It was made by cutting the labels off of salvaged plastic bags and then wrapping and tying the
bags around a chicken wire frame.

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Quenby (2015)
chicken wire, wax
21"W x 24"H x 12"D

With its origins in the Scandinavian language, the name Quenby means 'feminine' and is well-suited for this
anthropomorphic form that was made by covering a chicken wire structure with layers of red wax.

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Terpischore (2015)
chicken wire, steel rod, newspaper, adhesive, flour, teatree oil, wood
30 "W x 47"H x 14"D

A girl's name of Greek origin, Terpischore means "she who takes pleasure in the dance" and is fitting for
this sculpture that, dispite its fixed form, suggests the notion of movement. The rough texture was created
by adhering shredding newspapers onto a foam-infused chickenwire frame.

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