2012 ArtPrize Entry

Most of my work is based on ceramics as a building material, specifically the brick, which has a long history of use as a unit of construction. The building of walls and floors, their placement, and the materials they are made from create varying spaces and determine our interactions within an architectural volume. Constructing porous walls and floors with my own versions of “bricks” I aim to define and clarify space in ways that draw attention to these otherwise unnoticed elements as well as to the spaces in which we dwell.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5.5 inches
  • Medium: Ceramic
  • Width: 136 inches
  • Year created: 2010
  • Height: 84 inches

Venue & Connection Information

This work usually requires some sort of frame to contain it. For vertical screen pieces this usually means constructing a wall with a void into which are stacked the ceramic extrusions. To see various containment solutions please visit my website (

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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