Mantras andnd Mistakes

“It was quite unarguable. The Raleigh II was identical to her beloved predecessor in every tangible way. Yet among the mates there developed the feeling that she was more a picture of a ship than a ship. For their part, the engineers never trusted her.”

-S.J. Manetta

Mantras and Mistakes

Mantras and Mistakes Questions
  • What’s the difference between a mantra and a mistake?  Is there one?
  • What’s the difference between repetition and variation?
  • When does a reproduction tell you more than the original?
  • What’s the difference between a picture and a picture of a picture?
  • Can a print be a painting?
  • Can a webpage be mystical? (Can any image be mystical?)

Study for Mantras and Mistakes | 36 Screenprinted Wood Tiles | 4×4 in. | 2013

Some Mantras and Mistakes Songs

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  1. Youth Lagoon “Through Mind and Back”
  2. Lorde “Royals”
  3. Julia Holter “Goddess Eyes II”
  4. Mountain Goats “Amy AKA Spent Gladiator 1”
  5. Wilco “Spiders”
  6. Emperor_X “Addisoh Aceh”
  7. Insane Clown Posse “Night of the Chainsaw”
  8. Swans “Song For A Warrior”
  9. Bill Fay “Cosmic Concerto”

2013

Interview With Monica Variations

Screenprint and Ink on Wood | 12 x 12 in. tiles | 36 Variations | 2013

2012


American Fistfight

An Interactive Slideshow, A Boxing Robot

Interactive Installation | Screen print, dye, and inkjet print on 35mm slides, interactive robot controller, vintage projection gear | variable dimensions | 2013

“American Fistfight” evokes the early era of cinema filtered through arcade culture. I created an infinite loop of rudimentary moving image sequences produced entirely on screen-printed 35mm slides. Visitors can maneuver the ocean-themed images and wordplay-rooted phrases for themselves through a primitive robot connected to several vintage projectors, observing the results as they are displayed on the gallery wall….. Project Page

American Fistfight
American Fistfight
American Fistfight
American Fistfight

2013

Precita Park Variations

Interactive Installation | Screenprint on Wood w/ Seventy-Two Interchangeable Word Tiles | 39 x 27 in | 2013

Self effacing Unexpected & inspired neighborhood slogans are continuously regenerated by children exploring this interactive play station/site-specific word art installation. The magnetic tiles are interchangeable by column and I made eighteen tiles for each column (not shown). The installation will tour Precita area public spaces in 2014.

Project Page

Toasted Puns

Toasted Puns

“Precita Park” | Interactive Installation | Screenprint on Wood w/ Seventy-Two Interchangeable Word Tiles | 39 x 27 in | 2013

2013

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Screenprint and Ink on Wood | 16×16 tiles | 16 Variations | 2013

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