Exterior Onsite Three Story Mural Project, on Brannan Street between 3rd and 4th Street
A painting, built.
Hundreds of frosted plexi-glass disks suspended from the ceiling on aircraft cable are back lit and projected upon. A second skin of dots completely envelops the space. In the first cutting room walls and ceiling are built out in a regular marching rhythm. Functional cutting stations, with half circle cabinets rising out of the floor, circular mirrors on aircraft cable line the walls up to the ceiling and large plexi-glass disks cover the ceiling entirely. As the ceiling dots march back through the space they reduce in size and increase in number to compress into a chaotic intensity down the narrow hallway. In the final room the dots explode large and huge and sweeping once again.
Design proposal drawing and collage done in collaboration with Barbara Staffacher Solomon. Sections of collapsing and smoking remains were drawn from life at Ground Zero and collaged into the final proposal. Ascending Towers, Descending Memorials. The new towers ascend thinner and taller from the slipped footprint of the original World Trade Center towers. Steel and mirror glass, they reflect orange at dawn and at sunset. Light bathes the skin of the towers and projects up to the money god. The towers rise from a memory of the ruins. Where the towers touch the earth, two memorials descend from the footprints of the World Trade Center. One third of one building lobby is a rectangular pool of water. One third of the other is a floor of mirror. The memorials descend as deep as the original World Trade Center towers were high. One is a shaft of water. The other is a kaleidoscope of mirror. Both are lit from 110 stories below.
A collaborative exhibition with Barbara Staffacher Solomon.
Rock : A large presentation drawing showing the design of 'Vesy Green Park' in Battery Park City, New York. Done in collarboration with Quennel Rothschild Associates and Barabara Stauffacher Solomon.
Scissors : Our models and drawings of the 'Blade Runner' hair salon. Built and currently in use on Haight Street.
Paper : The Paper Scar rips through the gallery walls, Misbehaving Architecture.
A gigantic glacial cliff of seamless white paper installed with the help crews of friends. The crumpled scar of paper wrapped and billowed around the gallery to envelop the viewer. The piece climbed two stories to bringing the viewer's eye to an otherwise easy to miss view up the Trans America Building. The Paper Scar came to a point at the other end. Original and operational gas lanterns lined the space, poised to ignight. Afrer the show I drove the Paper Scar to be recycledat the dump.
Artist Collaborator on Architectural Design
Composer's cottage designed in collaboration with Architect Dan Solomon and Movie Score Composer Patrick Gleeson.
The four solid and thick earth colored walls of the two cottages (originally designed to be rammed earth) protrude out from the land. The buildings are imbedded in the grade of the site and project out like speakers for their performers within. The space in between the two cottages is terraced as an amphitheater for intimate outdoor performances.