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  Still Life - Whole Earth Catalog , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary   These products and images originated in The Whole Earth Catalog. Printed from 1968 to 1972, the Catalog provided education and access to tools by listing products that could be used by anyone to foster a creative, self-sustainable lifestyle. Its mission of spreading information along with the inclusion of user generated content became a precursor to our present-day blogosphere. As a vestige of the the 1960’s back-to-the-land counterculture movement, the work speaks to the massive online DIY communities that exist today, empowering the reader to become a maker.   Each piece is hand built, using clay slabs with images transferred onto their surface. This process is meant to contrast the many digital technologies that exist for photo manipulation, along with the increasing popularity and prevalence of CGI and the use of 3d printers. I refabricate each product using only the information available in the catalog, creating the challenge of translating a 2-dimensional image into a 3-dimensional object. Many times, much is lost in translation. Certain pieces create a sort of optical illusion: From most angles the object appears as strangely warped or skewed; however - from specific vantage points it appears as realistic.  I want this body of work to function as an archive of a distinct moment in history, just before the digital revolution. These pieces exist as contemporary relics, pseudo artifacts and analogue fragments from a digital era.   

Still Life - Whole Earth Catalog, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary


These products and images originated in The Whole Earth Catalog. Printed from 1968 to 1972, the Catalog provided education and access to tools by listing products that could be used by anyone to foster a creative, self-sustainable lifestyle. Its mission of spreading information along with the inclusion of user generated content became a precursor to our present-day blogosphere. As a vestige of the the 1960’s back-to-the-land counterculture movement, the work speaks to the massive online DIY communities that exist today, empowering the reader to become a maker. 

Each piece is hand built, using clay slabs with images transferred onto their surface. This process is meant to contrast the many digital technologies that exist for photo manipulation, along with the increasing popularity and prevalence of CGI and the use of 3d printers. I refabricate each product using only the information available in the catalog, creating the challenge of translating a 2-dimensional image into a 3-dimensional object. Many times, much is lost in translation. Certain pieces create a sort of optical illusion: From most angles the object appears as strangely warped or skewed; however - from specific vantage points it appears as realistic.

I want this body of work to function as an archive of a distinct moment in history, just before the digital revolution. These pieces exist as contemporary relics, pseudo artifacts and analogue fragments from a digital era.

 

  Sudbury Soil Test Kit , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 7 x 8 x 5 in.

Sudbury Soil Test Kit, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 7 x 8 x 5 in.

  Sea Line Marine "DACRON" Rope , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4  x 10.5 x 10.5 in.

Sea Line Marine "DACRON" Rope, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4  x 10.5 x 10.5 in.

  Altimeter , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2 x 2.75 x 2.75 in.

Altimeter, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2 x 2.75 x 2.75 in.

  Walter T. Kelly Bee Supply Kit , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4.25 x 4.25  x 2.25 in.

Walter T. Kelly Bee Supply Kit, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4.25 x 4.25  x 2.25 in.

  Elementary Science Study Lesson Plan on Fossils , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2.5 x 7 x 2.75 in.

Elementary Science Study Lesson Plan on Fossils, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2.5 x 7 x 2.75 in.

  Instant Cold , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 8 x 5 x 2.25 in.

Instant Cold, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 8 x 5 x 2.25 in.

  Still Life - Hydroponics as a Hobby , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary

Still Life - Hydroponics as a Hobby, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary

  Hydroponics as a Hobby , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 13 x 5 x 5 in.

Hydroponics as a Hobby, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 13 x 5 x 5 in.

  Deerskin Face Mask , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 9 x 2 in.

Deerskin Face Mask, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 9 x 2 in.

  Math is a Touch , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 3 x 6 x 8 in.

Math is a Touch, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 3 x 6 x 8 in.

  Wilderness Survival Kit , Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 11 x 3 in.

Wilderness Survival Kit, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 11 x 3 in.

  Untitled , Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 12 x 12x 3 in.

Untitled, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 12 x 12x 3 in.

Still Life - Whole Earth Catalog, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary


These products and images originated in The Whole Earth Catalog. Printed from 1968 to 1972, the Catalog provided education and access to tools by listing products that could be used by anyone to foster a creative, self-sustainable lifestyle. Its mission of spreading information along with the inclusion of user generated content became a precursor to our present-day blogosphere. As a vestige of the the 1960’s back-to-the-land counterculture movement, the work speaks to the massive online DIY communities that exist today, empowering the reader to become a maker. 

Each piece is hand built, using clay slabs with images transferred onto their surface. This process is meant to contrast the many digital technologies that exist for photo manipulation, along with the increasing popularity and prevalence of CGI and the use of 3d printers. I refabricate each product using only the information available in the catalog, creating the challenge of translating a 2-dimensional image into a 3-dimensional object. Many times, much is lost in translation. Certain pieces create a sort of optical illusion: From most angles the object appears as strangely warped or skewed; however - from specific vantage points it appears as realistic.

I want this body of work to function as an archive of a distinct moment in history, just before the digital revolution. These pieces exist as contemporary relics, pseudo artifacts and analogue fragments from a digital era.

 

Sudbury Soil Test Kit, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 7 x 8 x 5 in.

Sea Line Marine "DACRON" Rope, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4  x 10.5 x 10.5 in.

Altimeter, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2 x 2.75 x 2.75 in.

Walter T. Kelly Bee Supply Kit, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4.25 x 4.25  x 2.25 in.

Elementary Science Study Lesson Plan on Fossils, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2.5 x 7 x 2.75 in.

Instant Cold, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 8 x 5 x 2.25 in.

Still Life - Hydroponics as a Hobby, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary

Hydroponics as a Hobby, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 13 x 5 x 5 in.

Deerskin Face Mask, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 9 x 2 in.

Math is a Touch, 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 3 x 6 x 8 in.

Wilderness Survival Kit, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 11 x 3 in.

Untitled, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 12 x 12x 3 in.

  Still Life - Whole Earth Catalog , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary   These products and images originated in The Whole Earth Catalog. Printed from 1968 to 1972, the Catalog provided education and access to tools by listing products that could be used by anyone to foster a creative, self-sustainable lifestyle. Its mission of spreading information along with the inclusion of user generated content became a precursor to our present-day blogosphere. As a vestige of the the 1960’s back-to-the-land counterculture movement, the work speaks to the massive online DIY communities that exist today, empowering the reader to become a maker.   Each piece is hand built, using clay slabs with images transferred onto their surface. This process is meant to contrast the many digital technologies that exist for photo manipulation, along with the increasing popularity and prevalence of CGI and the use of 3d printers. I refabricate each product using only the information available in the catalog, creating the challenge of translating a 2-dimensional image into a 3-dimensional object. Many times, much is lost in translation. Certain pieces create a sort of optical illusion: From most angles the object appears as strangely warped or skewed; however - from specific vantage points it appears as realistic.  I want this body of work to function as an archive of a distinct moment in history, just before the digital revolution. These pieces exist as contemporary relics, pseudo artifacts and analogue fragments from a digital era.   
  Sudbury Soil Test Kit , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 7 x 8 x 5 in.
  Sea Line Marine "DACRON" Rope , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4  x 10.5 x 10.5 in.
  Altimeter , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2 x 2.75 x 2.75 in.
  Walter T. Kelly Bee Supply Kit , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 4.25 x 4.25  x 2.25 in.
  Elementary Science Study Lesson Plan on Fossils , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 2.5 x 7 x 2.75 in.
  Instant Cold , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 8 x 5 x 2.25 in.
  Still Life - Hydroponics as a Hobby , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, dimensions vary
  Hydroponics as a Hobby , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with glaze, 13 x 5 x 5 in.
  Deerskin Face Mask , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 9 x 2 in.
  Math is a Touch , 2014, Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 3 x 6 x 8 in.
  Wilderness Survival Kit , Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 11 x 11 x 3 in.
  Untitled , Photo transfer onto clay with paint, 12 x 12x 3 in.