On the gallery's center wall, a Laurie Anderson tape recording is used to create a large scale music score of Beethoven's Opus 67. The floor piece is a ten foot violin case of melted cassette holders. The work draws on memory, voice and sound, once articulated within the space of these walls
Opus 67 2010 (Installation #1)
cassette tape, melted cassette cases
Laurie Anderson audio tape
Detail Opus 67
Installation view facing the back wall.
Honey Drip 2010
Conglomerate of audio tape
A Chairback for David Ireland 2009
Parts of a chair, table legs, violin neck.
Oh, Lady Be Good! 2011
So This Is What It's Come To: Rainwater
Swan Song 2010
Cassette tape inserts.
Piano parts, violin cases
The Sound of Memory 2010
Piano parts, funnel, transparencies, mouth piece.
Plasma cut steel, wood
Steel Guitar (side B)
Wood, guitar strings
Broken recordings 2010
old records, violin case
New Arrangements (installation #2)
Each day of the New Arrangements exhibition, I explored the relationships of one piece to another. By moving piano parts around the gallery floor, changing the order and dynamics, the work presented itself as a "New Arrangement" in the way that a composer might create a new arrangement based on a prior composition.
New Arrangements was also a collaborative sound event in the gallery. I worked with Robin Lasser and her students in creating a sound piece which was later used in Robin's work shown in the Home and Garden Exhibition and the Jurassic Museum in Los Angeles.
The Art of Noise (Installation #3)
Record players created an "orchestrated sound," their needles placed on the spinning platters, each "vocalizing" their own voice.
Molto (Installation #4)
Cassette tapes suspended in the gallery room.
New Arrangements 2010 (Installation #2)
Wooden parts of pianos, piano keys, wire
Where Notes Go When They Die 2010
New Arrangements 2010
Wooden piano parts, keys, wire
The Art of Noise 2011 (Installation #3)
turntables, microphones, speakers
Detail (Art of Noise) 2011
New Work 2014
In Nipmirt, the motor and disc are married thru gravity and motion. Their relationship animates the suspended strings which take on a life of their own. The piano strings travel in a circular motion. Winding together, they hold us in tension while we await their release. As performers, they create line drawings in flour on the floor and release their own sounds of invention.
'Nipmirt' performed by strings
aluminum disc, piano strings, motor, mic, tar paper, flour
Detail of strings drawing in flour
Weave Me A Song 2008
Liquid emulsion on watercolor paper, loom
An exhibition of Bay Area artists modifying the found object.
Artists included: Joseph Kohnke, Victoria May, Tim Ryan, Jen Groft, Jody Alexander, Marianne Lettieri, Presley Martin, Jamie Dagdigian, Robert Armstrong, Sheri Weeks, Donald Alexander, Laurel Shackelford, Greg Metler, Gary Quinonez, Inga, Christina Gonzalez, Diana Cohen, Thomas Rebold, Malcom, Steve White, Elizabeth Russell, Nancy Sevier
Portrait of C
Hand colored Silver Gelatin Print, glass, wood, wire
24" x 19" x 3"
Two Silver Gelatin Prints, wire, wood, glass
24"h x 36" x 2
Courtesy Karen Washburn
Concerto for Violin
Cyanotype, blue violin case, bow with human hair
Suitcase, two selenium-toned and hand colored silver gelatin prints, glass
12" h x 12" x 9"
Six Parts for the Violin
Three selenium-toned silver gelatin prints, violin parts, watch, wood, nails