Welding and Painting Group Exhibition, April 2016, Phyllis Harriman Gallery of the Art Student League of New York.
I received Honorable Mention for my first welding sculpture titled Foreshadow, in which I used 3' x 3' mirrored acrylic to complete the welded half cubic form in the center. The aluminum frame is curved downwards in such a way to warp the steel objects in the reflection, and also to discourage "selfies." The protruding steel mimics the bending frame, and the reflection of the distorted cube.
Rings fabricated out of brass and copper at Brooklyn Metal Works.
"Life, Death and Love." February 2016. The Living Gallery.
The Dripping Crotch Chandelier is a collaboration with photographer and show curator Anjelica Jardiel. She wanted to recycle her used panties, highlighting any residual menstrual stains. Together, we created the shade by slightly draping the panties over the steel ring, and pouring heavy amounts of resin in such a way that it would pool where the vagina would rest, with any excess slowly dripping off to harden. I welded the chandelier body out of scrap brass materials, and wired 4 candelabra sockets so that pink bulbs could illuminate the entrance of the gallery.
Steel representation of the visual reality of time in space