Ten days were spent in residence creating this installation for Greenhill center for North Carolina Art. The work was created to literally weave it’s way through and around the row of columns that define the space within the gallery. The image is loosely based on that of a Mobius strip and brings forward developments from prior installations. The room has a frieze drawn in coffee grounds directly into the wall, with an image created as a response to the historic moulding in the gallery. In addition to the coffee shop materials, an excessive amount of braided aluminum cables and ferrules are used to draw attention to the tension within the sculptural work and the gallery. The hundreds of eyelets still resting within the ceiling of the gallery create a kind of ghost of installations past providing a connection point for this work. The three most dominant features of the Greenhill gallery are the historic moulding, the row of columns and the overwhelming amount of eyelets and hardware left behind in the gallery ceiling, these elements ultimately defined this work. This show also marks the first time that a fully functioning espresso bar was housed within the gallery.
The Greensboro Piece, 2015
70,000 wooden coffee stirrers woven in place and held with tension, 6,500 coffee cup sleeves stacked one inside of another, braided aluminum cable, ferrules and found hardware
Product Configuration, 2015
Black, Brown and White Solo traveler lids affixed with satin pins in a corner of the gallery