Rooftop Robot began as a series of drawings inspired by the industrial forms populating the New York Skyline. The artworks imagined a world high above the urban landscape where animated drain pipes, exhaust vents and water towers watched over the city below.
The project has evolved into the creation of plush toys, animations, games and hand-sewn items.
Excerpts from the Habitat was a solo show at Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in 2003. The show was reviewed by Christopher Knight from the LA Times. Click here to read his review.
This body of work evolved out of my interest in film, architecture, television, and in general games of visual association.
It was loosely inspired by Moishe Safdie’s building “L’Habitat,” in which each apartment is a prefabricated cube. These compartments are then stacked like building blocks- to create an “apartment building.” They have no sequential order, but can be unstacked, reorganized and stacked again. "Scream Tunnel" was enlarged to human scale in order to engulf the viewers’ field of vision, while the mirror at the end reflects their image surrounded by famous iconic screams.
This series of work explored ideas of "living" sculpture. They were created by using absorbent paper and a chemical solution which matured over a period of 5 to 7 days.
A coloring book inspired by the Rooftop Robot project.
This body of work explored the Internet as a metaphor for the drifting mind. I was interested in the labyrinth of misfilings, slippery meanings, and seemingly infinite quantities of information. Informed by both memory and experience, I used games of free association to navigate this transitory space. My process began by googling a word and using a selection of the returned images as a medium for building topographic paintings.