Ground Waters (Crystal Worlds)


Using photography and hand-crafted structures, I create miniature worlds that reference natural and urban environments overgrown by strange crystal formations. The colorful tableau are playful in their materials, presenting an ambiguous sense of scale that allows the viewer to imagine themselves in an otherworldly sphere. 

In a sense, each of these images is a science experiment. I flood the scenes with a liquid crystal solution and over the course of a few hours, days or weeks, the crystals re-form and invade the small model I created. I enjoy the conflicting processes of control and lack thereof, eerily mimicking our current climate crisis.

I also produced videos documenting the liquid crystal growth and a new Augmented Reality series.

Preternatural
Preternatural

Sublimation print on aluminum 12”x24”; 16”x32”; 30”x60”; 60”x120” editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Overspill
Overspill

Sublimation print on aluminum 8"x12"; 16"x24"; 30"x45" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Incident
Incident

Sublimation print on aluminum 12”x24”; 16”x32”; 30”x60”; 60”x120” editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Installation View of Ground Waters
Installation View of Ground Waters

at Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver. Showing 45"x30" prints and large 60"x120" "Incident" image, printed on three panels

Lithosphere
Lithosphere

Sublimation print on aluminum 8"x12"; 16"x24"; 30"x45" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Asthenosphere
Asthenosphere

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Crystal Bay + Trees
Crystal Bay + Trees

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" Contact me for purchase details.

Meditation
Meditation

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Mapping Water
Mapping Water

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" Contact me for purchase details.

Solitude
Solitude

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Biosphere
Biosphere

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Wave Refraction
Wave Refraction

Archival Pigment Print, 30”x66”, 18”x40” Editions of 6 in each size

Passageway
Passageway

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Radiant Overgrowth
Radiant Overgrowth

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Installation View of Ground Waters
Installation View of Ground Waters

at Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver Showing 60"x120" "Incident" image, printed on three panels, (left), "Preternatural", 30"x60" (center), and "Sets and Tests" series (on right)

Submerged (still image)
Submerged (still image)

sublimation print on aluminum with augmented reality video and sound 16 x 24 / 30 x 45 inches edition of 6

Deluge (still image)
Deluge (still image)

sublimation print on aluminum with 30 second augmented reality video and sound 18 x 32 / 36 x 64 inches edition of 6 Sound by Conner Jones, editing by Phil Spilter, sculpture collaboration with Jamie Banes

Rheology (still image)
Rheology (still image)

sublimation print on aluminum with augmented reality video and sound 16 x 24 / 30 x 45 inches edition of 6

Augmented Reality Ground Waters
Augmented Reality Ground Waters

sublimation prints on aluminum with augmented reality video and sound Rheology: 16 x24 inches Deluge: 18 x 32 inches editions of 6, available in larger sizes

Signal to Noise
Signal to Noise

Sublimation print on aluminum 8"x12"; 16"x24"; 30"x45" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Canopy
Canopy

Photograph, C-Print 8"x12"; 16"x24"; 30"x45" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Viscosity
Viscosity

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Refraction, Abundance, and Seep
Refraction, Abundance, and Seep

(Triptych) Sublimation print on aluminum 8"x12"; 16"x24" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Refraction
Refraction

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Abundance
Abundance

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Seep
Seep

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Reaching
Reaching

Sublimation print on aluminum 8"x12"; 16"x24"; 30"x45" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.

Interstice
Interstice

Sublimation print on aluminum 12"x8"; 24"x16"; 45"x30" editions of 6 in each size Contact me for purchase details.