Recent Work > Future Fossils

Ecoart, terrariums, anthropocene, sculpture, ecosphere, biosphere, living art
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, rocks, activated carbon, glass, water, brain coral, pillow, grow light, and aquarium
18 x 16 x 16 inches
2020
Zuru zuru (Drifting)
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, activated carbon, glass bottles, water, sand, sea glass, and aquarium
10 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches
2020
Zuru zuru (Drifting)
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, activated carbon, glass bottles, water, sand, sea glass, and aquarium
10 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches
2020
Zuru zuru (Drifting)
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, activated carbon, glass bottles, water, sand, sea glass, aquarium, grow light, and wooden stand
40 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Where we begin and end
Ink, soap, water, soil, plastic vials and bubble wands, end table, and sensitive plants (Mimosa pudica)
2015
Ziggurat
Molted cicada shells, resin, gold leaf, wood, and table
41 x 30 x 26 inches
2020
Ziggurat I
Cicada moltings, resin, and gold leaf
12 x 5 x 5 inches
2020
Circadian Rhythms
Resurrection plants (Selaginella lepidophylla), cicada moltings, sand, plates, and wooden table
40 x 40 x 40 inches
2019
Circadian Rhythms
Resurrection plants (Selaginella lepidophylla), cicada moltings, sand, plates, and wooden table
40 x 40 x 40 inches
2019
Calcification
Bleached sand dollars and brain coral, table, and chair
2018
Hippocampus, hippocampus
Seahorses, air bags, silica gel packs, pillow speaker, glass, iPad, and audio/video components
12 x 12 x 12 inches
2017
Untitled (Epiotic)
Graphite on nautilus shell, cotton swabs, ear wax, and polystyrene
10 x 7 x 3.5 inches
2016
Pearly Whites
Polystyrene and teeth
2018
Sterilization, purification, sanitizer, long pig, cannibalism, science fiction, post-apocalypse, dystopia, performative sculpture
Pork belly, hand sanitizer, glass, and ladder
60 x 18 x 18 inches
2016
Long pig
Pork belly, hand sanitizer, glass, and ladder
60 x 18 x 18 inches
2016
Excoriation
Glue, skin, hair, gut sutures
1 x 48 x 36 inches
2015
Symbiont
Non-rebreather mask and pleurocarp moss
3 x 12 x 4 inches
2015
Tama
Soil, peat moss, Akadama, twine, monofilament line, various collected mosses and lichen, steel, and beachrock
72 in diameter
2013

My ongoing body of work, titled Future Fossils, explores the eventuality of human absence. I have long been inspired and fascinated by fossils of extinct species in distant eras, memento moris which provoked thoughts of our own inevitable end and of the material world we will leave behind. In Future Fossils, I approach the concept of human extinction not through pessimism, but as the inevitable and unavoidable truth to our existence—one that also contains incredible beauty in its transience. Influenced by Buddhist teachings and environmental ecology, I connect fragments from both creation myths and extinction events to visualize this eventuality that is critical to understanding the whole cycle of existence from beginning to end. This ongoing project is an exploration to attain a better understanding of our place in this world both spiritually and scientifically.