Transcend 2010
Sept. 11 – Oct. 8
University City, St. Louis, MO

250 ladders lent by the community, heavy duty cable ties,
and tags identifying lenders
Commissioned by First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis

T.V. News Stories:
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=215599

YouTube Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqVH3Xi7nLU

additional photos can be seen here

Sometimes...
2008
Islip Art Museum, Carriage House
for "Projects '08"
Islip, NY

60 ladders and ladder fragments,
19 drawings, slabwood,
latex paint, screws

Video: Sometimes

Rise Up—Piedmont
40 feet tall
40 ladders and ladder fragments,
latex paint

Piedmont Arts,
Martinsville, VA
2008

Video: Rise Up Piedmont

History
24 feet tall
7 old ladders and 384 old apple crates
from the orchard, rope, steel stakes

Orchard Gap, VA
Created in 2008 for the 100th
anniversary of Levering Orchard

"Hope Remains Part 1"

100 old ladders or ladder fragments,
latex stain, screws, canvas

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts,
Boone, NC, 2009

Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_B4MJCb8ng

 

"Hope Remains Part 2"

15’x 36’x36’, slab wood, screws, stain, thousands of leaves cut from recent newspapers, 32 drawings - pencil, crayon, & acrylic paint on paper

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts,
Boone NC, 2009

Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxzO_dYFiZI

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"Rise Up Winston-Salem"
March 7 - April 17, 2009

Made of ladders lent by community individuals, families, businesses
and organizations—held together with heavy duty cable ties.

Installed on the Grounds of Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC
Sponsored by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
as part of their "Inside Out: Artists in the Community" series.
Intended to be a metaphor for the hopes and aspirations of all the individuals of the community, leaning on and holding each other up to rise together.

More images of the project can be seen here.

Two short videos on the project can be seen at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PckeFrU7ZYs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQcrNlEAhlU

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"Rise Up Grand Rapids"
September 10 - October 15, 2009

272 ladders lent by a wide variety of community individuals,
families, businesses, and organizations, heavy duty cable ties,
and tags identifying lenders

More images and info about the project can be seen here.

"Rise Up Roanoke"
March 3 - April 3, 2011
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

351 ladders borrowed from the community - a variety of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations,
heavy duty cable ties, and tags identifying lenders

More images and info about the project can be seen here.

 

"Rise Up Atlanta"
April 30 - May 31, 2011
Freedom Park, Atlanta, Georgia

140 ladders lent from the community - individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.
Heavy duty cable ties, and tags identifying lenders

Video: click here to view on YouTube

"Rise Up Wilmington"
March 31 - April 29, 2012
Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

325 ladders lent from the community - individuals, families,
businesses, and organizations.
Heavy duty cable ties, and tags identifying lenders

Video: click here to view on YouTube

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Installations have given me opportunities to work with a variety of places, spaces, and materials. They have provided contact with people in contexts other than traditional gallery settings. The temporary nature of installations allows for more experimentation, flexibility, and larger scale. Audience participation can be greater and when an installation fills a space, viewers are often able to walk into and through the work. Sometimes I have invited whole communities to become engaged in the process by loaning me the ladders I needed to create an installation about the community.



 

rise up chattanooga

 

         

"Rise Together Allentown"
September 13 - October 14, 2014
Allentown Art Museum - Arts Park

275 ladders lent from the greater
Allentown community - individuals,
families, businesses, and organizations.
Heavy duty cable ties, and tags identifying lenders.

Website: Rise Together Allentown (click for more information)

Video: click here to view on YouTube

"Rise Up Chattanooga"
February 23 - March 25, 2013
Glass Block District, Chattanooga, TN

452 ladders lent from the greater
Chattanooga community - individuals,
families, businesses, and organizations.
Heavy duty cable ties, and tags identifying lenders.

Additional images and info about
the project can be found here.

Video: click here to view on YouTube