2018 - Clay, Mesh, Wood, Straws, Cable ties, Thread, Acrylic, Paint, Cellophane
Experimenting with familiar and found materials to explore forms that can be used as infrastructure for data mapping.
2018 - Processing, iMovie
2019 - Photoshop, iMovie
Three video collages EL JAGUAR, EL CROCODILO, y LA MUJER.
Evoking thoughts and in my own way trying to articulate and process concepts surrounding: Multi-generational design (contemporary and ancient collaboration). Apathy and a subconscious closure to spirituality. Hybrid imagery & language. Money as the highest and most transcendent ritual object. Creating and upholding new meanings within ritual objects and anímales. Non - nativity and the practice of anti-assimillation.
Images in the collages are pre-Columbian sculptures from the Nicoya region of Centro America (Nicaragua & Honduras), all photos were taken from the Smithsonian website, an institution who was involved and continuous to support the original theft of these pieces from their place or origin.
2018 - Melted Acrylic, Canvas, Steel Wire, Wood, Paint, programmed LEDS, Circuit Playground
2018 / 2017 - Illustrator, Photoshop
Graphics for various events / music / experiments.
2017 - Laser Cut Acrylic, Spray Paint, Illustrator, Python, Postgresql
This piece is a physical representation of recorded data on Latin American migrants traveling to the United States between the years 2011 and 2014. It was constructed as a proof-of-concept in accompaniment with the following paper, Computer Science Senior Capstone Research Project: Data Sculpture [An Alternative Medium of Communication].
Shown in OCT 2018 at the Earth Arts Center in Brooklyn, NYC during their Borderless Exhibition.
Shown in DEC 2018 at El Sotano Arts Space in Brooklyn, NYC during their Crossing Exhibition.
2017 - Processing
Experimenting with the generative algorithmic toroid shape for my friend Squidgenini's music video 'WATCHED BY U', shown below.
2018 - Wood, Paint, Photoshop, Audacity.
Interactive wooden sculpture.
2016 - Laser Cut Arcylic & Wood, Illustrator
In creating this piece I abstracted a cactus into a puzzle based sculpture that can be disassembled and reassembled to take many different forms.
Below are two illustrator files that were made and used in the creation of this piece.
2015 - Laser Cut (paper, plastic, acrylic, wood), Silver, Rubber
Political brooches and necklaces. Each brooch / necklace represent a different physical sector of the US-Mexico border. The tags that accompanied each brooch highlight apprehension data gathered from the US Customs and Border Protection database between the years of 2011 and 2015, (tag shown below as illustrator file).
All pieces were sold at Earlham College's Student Art Sale, all proceeds were donated to the Coalición De Derechos Humanos.
2015 - Steel Wire, Spray Paint, Flock
2017 - Processing
These forms are generated by entering real data sets and manipulating parameters within the software in order to create abstracted data representations. These parameters determine the shape, development, movement, and color of the form.
2014 - Lilypad Arduino, Fiber Optics, LED's, Custom 3D designed and 3D printed Nodes.
I created a dress made of fiber optic lights that are controlled by code. The code I wrote causes the lights to twinkle like stars, strobe, or flicker like fire.
• Connecting the fiber optic bundles to the LED head so that light would shine through.
• Sewing with conductive thread, seeing as I have never sewn before.
• Building something that could potentially attach to any type of garment.
• Figuring out that fiber optics are quite small, and that you need a lot to produce a good amount of light.
Showcased in 2014 at Content Display in Madison, WI.