Mortgage Lifter

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Mortgage Lifter

2015

9’h x 9.5’d, tomato plant

An heirloom vegetable with an evocative name appears to volunteer on the edge of San Diego’s former sewage sludge drying fields.

Sisters: Barbara

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Sisters: Barbara

2015

5.5’h x 20’w, plywood and paint

Southern California ding-bat apartment signage dropped off at the beach for a day.

Strawstack

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Images: Joy Yorty

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2014

12’h x 9.5’d, lumber, chicken wire, straw and bedding

A mythic road movie/traveller’s shelter constructed to house a secret sleeping compartment.

Shibboleth

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Image: Roy Portello

Shibboleth

2014

8’h x 20’w x 6’d, illuminated channel letter sign

A word in an ancient language of such agricultural specificity that most of us will not need it anymore in its literal sense, but incredibly useful, in it’s other sense, for trying to understand ourselves. Language, which unites and divides, amplified (enlarged, electrified and animated.)

Bicker / Banter

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Image: Roy Portello

Bicker / Banter

2014

20″h x 30″w x 2.5″d

Neon signage

Edition: six

Separate transformers/switches power two words.

Road Movie

Road Movie

Road Movie (Still)

2013

HD video 2 hours 34 minutes,

The final leg of a passage across the continental United States includes all of the banal and sublime vistas between Yuma, AZ and Ocean Beach in San Diego, and a soundtrack provided by border radio.

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2013

4’h x 8’w w/ backdrop of variable dimensions fiberglass signage panel and tarp

A fiberglass signage panel transformed into a landscape.

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome

2013

8’h x 4.75’w vinyl sheeting on aluminum

California’s classic welcome sign rendered without text.

Cargo Muchacho Mountains

Cargo Muchacho Mountains

Cargo Muchacho Mountains / Round Mountain Volcano

Imperial Sand Dunes / In-Ko-Pah Grade

Mount Signal / Yuha Desert

2013

8’h x 4.75’w x 8’d custom printed koozies

edition of 90

A set of three double-sided beer koozies depict landscape features from California’s Imperial valley, allowing the construction of horizons that incongruously join the small, large and distant.

How Beggarly Appear Arguments Before a Defiant Deed!

How Beggarly Appear Arguments Before a Defiant Deed!

2012

arrow signs and sign-walkers

Socrates Sculpture Park, NY

A line from Walt Whitman’s Song of the Broad Axe is advertised to Long Island City by professional sign walkers, passersby and preschoolers.