Molds and Models


I turned my camera away from my sculptures of Cityscapes in Jell-O to focus on the scale models, molds and props that I construct to make the sculptures. Both series speak to the complexity of the urban form and the mass production of our material environment.

 

In contrast to the glowing, saturated and chaotic Cityscapes in Jell-O series, these photographs are quiet, minimal and monochromatic. Their simplicity, along with the large scale of the prints, allows the viewer to observe the formal beauty of the objects as well as the signs of the artist’s hand.

 

The images provide a glimpse of the labor-intensive process involved in making the sculptures and the deceptively strange materials I use, such as balsa wood, silicone rubber, foam core and feathers.

Mold for Ferry Building
Mold for Ferry Building

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Models for City
Models for City

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Model for SFMOMA
Model for SFMOMA

C-Print; 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Mold for White House
Mold for White House

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Mold for Transamerica Pyramid
Mold for Transamerica Pyramid

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Models for Las Vegas Strip
Models for Las Vegas Strip

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Model for Palace of Fine Arts
Model for Palace of Fine Arts

C-Print, 24"x16"; 50"x40" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Tray Mold for Scottsdale Buildings
Tray Mold for Scottsdale Buildings

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Mold for Bank of America
Mold for Bank of America

C-Print, 24"x20"; 50"x40" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Models for Las Vegas, NY, NY
Models for Las Vegas, NY, NY

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Palm Tree for Ferry Building
Palm Tree for Ferry Building

C-Print, 20"x24"; 40"x50" editions of 12 in each size Please contact me for purchase details.

Installation View
Installation View

Kala Institute, Berkeley

Installation View
Installation View

Kala Institute, Berkeley