Getting LUCKY

Concept LUCKY is the “anomaly”, the “other”, the “odd ball”, the “outlier”.  This can be a position of shame or empowerment depending the onlooker’s expectations and need.  In this installation, LUCKY is one plus 99 identical clones (think of:  “99 bottles of beer on the wall…”).  A broadcasted (in the gallery) audio refrain reciting the

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Can’t Leave It Alone, again (2004 & 2009)

Concept Can’t Leave it Alone, again (2004 & 2009) is a conversation between four barn animals and a young, infertile, woman that is contemplating the cloning of herself.  This 33 minutes conversation covers many of the social, political, legal, moral, ethical, familial and personal unintended consequences of human (and animal) cloning.  Each character voices their

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In Twenty Minutes

Concept “In Twenty Minutes” looks at the unintended consequences of Human Cloning.  “Betty” and “Walter” are adversarial advisors to “Delilah” (an infertile young woman) who’s uncertainty is equal to her desire to birth a child.  The script for this theater work formed the basis for “Can’t Leave It Alone, again” – a video installation sampled

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The Anomaly

Concept The anomaly has a clear role in society and science.  It is the “odd ball”, the “outcast”, the “other”.  We define ourselves and the contingency of truth through the presence of that persistent point of difference that never seems to go away.  In these two artworks, the anomaly is named LUCKY.  In so many

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Vanguard Satellites


Concept Man-made satellites carry our aspirations into the inky blackness of space.  They pier back at us with watchful attention and cast their probing eyes on a seemingly infinite cosmos.  Through them we ask “where did we come from?” and “where are we going?”.  They form a geometry with us on this Earth that mirrors

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Thirteen Attempts

Concept The U.S. Navy Naval Research Laboratory and, later, NASA attempted to launch 11 “Vanguard Project” satellites into Earth orbit between December, 1957 – late 1958.  All but three failed.  The first to succeed – Vanguard I (which successfully gained low Earth orbit in March, 1958) was derisively labeled by Nikita Khrushchev “The Grapefruit Satellite”

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