The Company you Keep
The Company you Keep

2013

Installation view. Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA. Nov 2013.

"The Company You Keep" references Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, the archetypal nature show I watched every Sunday evening as a kid in which Marlin Perkins sends Jim Fowler to study animal behavior in particularly dramatic made-for-TV ways. The show first struck me as an odd advertising mechanism for insurance. I found many of their slogans simplistic and hilarious, especially in light of the state of the US healthcare system.

The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep

2013

Installation view. Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA. Nov 2013.

"Untitled Dadanawa" and "eBay Safari"
"Untitled Dadanawa" and "eBay Safari"

2013
Drawing: Colored Pencil on Duralar. Sculpture: Used plastic toy wild animals.

Land of the Falcon
Land of the Falcon

2013
Mixed Media including found objects, handmade wallpaper
Dimensions Variable

This installation is a re-creation of the set of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as it appeared in the episode "Land of the Falcon". The space serves as a reading area including texts on the intersection of science and entertainment.

eBay Safari
eBay Safari

2013
Used Plastic Toy Wild Animals
Dimensions Variable

For this piece I collected hundreds of toy animals over the course of many months by bargaining on eBay. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to play with the animals in the pile and pick one to keep.

Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before
Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before

2013
Colored Pencil on Duralar, Frame, Custom Wallpaper
58 x 16 inches. Wallpaper dimensions variable.

text:
"This location is ideal for trapping. An ordinary shovel, a wire frame camouflaged with grass, and a pigeon would be all I need to catch her. The sand is very damp. If I'm going to lie here long I'll need a layer of grass on top, too. And I become a clump of grass. One final check and the trap is set."

More People You Can Count On
More People You Can Count On

2013
Colored Pencil on Duralar, Frame, Custom Wallpaper
42 x 15 inches. Wallpaper dimensions variable.

Providing You Protection for the Way you Live
Providing You Protection for the Way you Live

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
20 x 25 inches

Tagging Sequence 1
Tagging Sequence 1

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
8" x 32"

One Member We'll Never Forget
One Member We'll Never Forget

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
7 x 11

People You Can Count On
People You Can Count On

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
20" x 25"

Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before
Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
8 x 12.5 inches

The Company you Keep
The Company You Keep
"Untitled Dadanawa" and "eBay Safari"
Land of the Falcon
eBay Safari
Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before
More People You Can Count On
Providing You Protection for the Way you Live
Tagging Sequence 1
One Member We'll Never Forget
People You Can Count On
Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before
The Company you Keep

2013

Installation view. Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA. Nov 2013.

"The Company You Keep" references Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, the archetypal nature show I watched every Sunday evening as a kid in which Marlin Perkins sends Jim Fowler to study animal behavior in particularly dramatic made-for-TV ways. The show first struck me as an odd advertising mechanism for insurance. I found many of their slogans simplistic and hilarious, especially in light of the state of the US healthcare system.

The Company You Keep

2013

Installation view. Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA. Nov 2013.

"Untitled Dadanawa" and "eBay Safari"

2013
Drawing: Colored Pencil on Duralar. Sculpture: Used plastic toy wild animals.

Land of the Falcon

2013
Mixed Media including found objects, handmade wallpaper
Dimensions Variable

This installation is a re-creation of the set of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as it appeared in the episode "Land of the Falcon". The space serves as a reading area including texts on the intersection of science and entertainment.

eBay Safari

2013
Used Plastic Toy Wild Animals
Dimensions Variable

For this piece I collected hundreds of toy animals over the course of many months by bargaining on eBay. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to play with the animals in the pile and pick one to keep.

Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before

2013
Colored Pencil on Duralar, Frame, Custom Wallpaper
58 x 16 inches. Wallpaper dimensions variable.

text:
"This location is ideal for trapping. An ordinary shovel, a wire frame camouflaged with grass, and a pigeon would be all I need to catch her. The sand is very damp. If I'm going to lie here long I'll need a layer of grass on top, too. And I become a clump of grass. One final check and the trap is set."

More People You Can Count On

2013
Colored Pencil on Duralar, Frame, Custom Wallpaper
42 x 15 inches. Wallpaper dimensions variable.

Providing You Protection for the Way you Live

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
20 x 25 inches

Tagging Sequence 1

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
8" x 32"

One Member We'll Never Forget

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
7 x 11

People You Can Count On

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
20" x 25"

Protecting You in Ways No One Ever Thought of Before

2011
Colored Pencil on Duralar
8 x 12.5 inches

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