I am finalizing about 25 new additions to my Pharmacopoeia series as the third rendition of the Parallax series, now under the moniker of Tertiary Measurements, for an exhibition at the historic Horrace Williams House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina January 10th to March 6th. The series manifests itself through contemporary prescription formats of remedies from current to ancient history, spanning cultures worldwide with the common theme that all remedies rely on magic/magical thinking at their core.

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Oh yeah. I was invited to a little mail art show in support of the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York buy my good friend Thomas Doyle. I made some Celluloid Transmutation-esque postcard pieces based on short films I love. 

Several other minor works seem to be possibly coalescing into a group I am tentatively calling Appendages. In some of my past work (especially the Tertiary Measurements/Parallax series), I have wondered if I am being too didactic. I just love the scenarios of wonder that those works, in particular, are derived from and want to share their stories in accompanying writing. Art lovers always have an individual choice whether or not to read paired texts, so it is not inherent in the works themselves that I feel this, but in how I have exhibited these works that lead me to this query.


Boquet, 2019

Fabric, Leather, Metal, Wood.

39" x 24" x 10"


Unmanned, 2019

Materials not entirely known.

12" x 20" x 16"

Container for Divided Souls (1/3), 2016-19

Aluminum, coconut, steel​


Requiem (1/3), 2016-present

Cat whiskers, Dove Beauty Bar


Untitled (1/3), 2016-present

Steel wire, stone, trees

The Pearling, 2007-18

Glue,  polyeurethane, reclaimed Christmas trees

118" x 57" x 57"

One group of new works is derived from ideas of inherent human attraction presented in The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating by David M. Buss.

The works are crafted out of vintage pornographic magazine images reformed using numerous origami butterfly patterns.  


Contemporary art artist UNC Chapel Hill Durham Raleigh North Carolina RTP Conceptual Sculpture Drawing Painting Skeptic Mythology Comparative beliefs religion cinematography movies timelines Golden Belt Ackland Art Museum Nasher Duke North Carolina State NCCCA Wetherspoon Black Mountain Ashland Greensboro Winston Salem Eureka Humboldt Arcata Oakland California Mills College Humboldt State University College of the Redwoods Casablanca 1943 Carrack Modern NCARTS ARTS NC Haines CAM Raleigh SCCA NCMA Nashersculpturecenter NC Art Museum Artcyclopedia Art-collecting UNCG Greensboro SECCA NCCSC Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Catherine Clark Gallery Joe Philadelphia Museum of Jurassic Technology Lien Truong Modesto Junior College Osher Lifelong Learning Institute SFMOMA Cabinet Magazine Rob Cragie 21C Hotel and Museum Thomas Doyle TJ Doyle Jordine Voight SEAN FLETCHER & ISABEL REICHERT ROB CRAIGIE CABINET MAGAZINE GAIL WIGHT HEATHER GORDON INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL LAURA SPLAN LEE WALTON 99% INVISIBLE AGNES DENES JANET CARDIFF & GEORGE BURES MILLER SKEPTIC'S DICTIONARY ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV JORDINE VOIGT

Show extended until March 6th