This was the first large-scale sculpture I ever constructed. I wanted to play with idea of “nothingness” combined with the modernist object, the cube. The 4 foot steel cube seemed to float effortlessly on the campus lake. Unseen by the viewer was a submerged structure containing barrels of air to float the piece. The process to conceive and construct the sculpture was both physically and mentally challenging, making it that much more satisfying to complete. It opened my mind to the possibility of larger sculptures. Prior to this piece I was often confined to smaller spaces when making my work.



This piece spoke to the fantastical experiences I was trying to create with a childhood experience series I created. I invited the viewer to interact with the piece in order to facilitate his or her own interpretation and view. The viewer could spin this piece from a crank located next to a viewing chair. It existed in a contained environment and also contained within it another fantastical environment. 



My artistic process has always been very meticulous and planned. This sculpture was an attempt to break that habit. Made by encasing myself in packing wrap and tape and then getting cut out, it was created and installed in one night with no permission or oversight by campus authorities. Despite its ad hoc approach, the piece received a lot of praise and attention from the campus. 



These pieces were a continuation of my work which sought to interpret childhood memories. By making these pieces I was chasing the freshness and curiosity that comes with experiences made as a child. We naturally become more comfortable with navigating and interpreting the world and therefore lose touch with the part of our lives when things simply did not make sense. These sculptures attempted to create a fantastical and novel experience for children and adults alike.