2018 FOOD CITY URBAN GARDEN SIGNAGE
Food City Urban Garden is located on Pittsburgh's Northside at the intersection of Tripoli Street and Retail Way 15212. Food City gardeners commissioned me to design, fabricate and install the front sign for the garden. The unveiling event is to be held on June 9, 2018. Supported in part by the Community Alliance Spring Garden East Deutschtown and Gtech.
2018 STEEL POP FLOWERS- PRIVATE COMMISSION
COLLABORATION W/ ALISON ZAPATA AND OLIVIA KISSEL
2017 The Long Spoons commissioned by City of Play
for Third Thursdays: Intimate Subjects at the Carnegie Museum of Art
Find a way to feed with strangers according to an old parable about the afterlife. I designed, fabricated and helped to facilitate the audience interaction.
Performance documentation at 00:11- 00:24: https://vimeo.com/254302025
2016- ALLEGHENY CLEANWAYS MOBILE SCULPTURE
In collaboration with Samantha Weaver, PULSE and Allegheny Cleanways and Mary Kate Renii, Pennsylvania Resources Council
The eight-foot-tall recycling symbol -- created from rebar, chicken wire and recyclable litter gathered in public spaces -- serves as the newest element of the PA Resources Council's “Northside Keeps it Clean" campaign to fight litter and increase recycling rates.
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The Recycle Right art installation is part of Allegheny CleanWays and PRC’s larger “Northside Keeps it Clean” campaign to fight litter and increase recycling in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhoods. This campaign, funded through Buhl Foundation’s One Northside Campaign, also featured illegal dumpsite cleanups, residential recycling bin provision, in-school educational programs, and litter cleanup support. This project was funded through the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) as part of their work to cultivate young leaders to transform Pittsburgh and materials were generously donated by the East Liberty Home Depot.
2016 CARRIE CAMERA in partnership with Rivers of steel
COLLABORATION WITH iVETTE SPARALDIN AND CHRIS MCGINNIS
A permanent Camera Obscura Building developed by Rivers of Steel Arts in collaboration with Chief Curator Chris McGinnis and Photographer, Ivette Spradlin. The Carrie Camera is housed in an existing building at the Historic Carrie Furnace in Rankin, PA. I designed, welded, fabricated and installed the steel roof structure. Project has yet to be completed due to code and weathering issues. The building will work like a pin-hole camera, completely dark on the inside with an entrance of light through the "chimney" transferred to a mirror and a lens. An image of the surrounding Carrie Furnace will flood the interior of the building. The Carrie Camera will be used in tours and a wide rage of educational STEAM workshops. Many thanks to Chad Fednick, Chris Plucinsky for help with the installation.