‘Watching Wildlife’ Video Release

Watching Wildlife, a recent video I created for an upcoming exhibition titled Frame of Reference: Dioramas in the 21st Century at Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY, is now available for viewing on this site and on YouTube and Vimeo. Read a full description of the project.

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Porta Hedge @ Eastfield College, 2011 ‘Temporary Occupants’

The Eastfield College Department of Visual Arts presents the second annual installment of Temporary Occupants, April 8 – May 6, at Eastfield College. Artists have been invited to create temporary site referential responses to various spaces in and around the campus. These individual projects encourage viewers to reconsider the notion…

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Porta Hedge @ Free Museum of Dallas Remote Site

Situated in a concrete front yard on Fondren Drive, just beyond the intersection with Airline, the Porta Hedge (Birder’s Retreat) is currently providing one University Park household some privacy and a bit of evergreen to look at out their window. From the Porta Hedge’s concealed interior space, individuals also have…

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‘Artificial Green’ Released by Greg Gleason

Greg Gleason accompanied me in New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Baltimore in late spring of 2009, documenting the construction of the Porta Hedge – Mobile Observation Lab, an installation at the U.S. Botanic Garden and some artificial tree planting.  Greg recently compiled our conversations about my projects and our outings…

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Porta Hedge Partial Wrap for the Holidays

The Porta Hedge will take a hiatus from road touring this holiday season. And what better time than now to wrap the Hedge, so that it might partake in the holiday spirit while sited in the deep snows of western Pennsylvania this December. Although we found early in the Summer…

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Porta Hedge at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Porta Hedge contributed briefly to the holiday cheer in the Oak Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as students prepared for finals and the holiday break. IUP grad student Bifei Cao helped decorate the Hedge with LED Christmas lights and we successfully field tested the Porta Hedge solar system’s…

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Jessica Longobardo’s Leaf Tattoos in the Porta Hedge

For the exhibition Engineering Eden at Allegheny College, artist Jessica Longobardo compiled three handmade booklets for three of her friends, each of whom comes from a distinct bioregion in the United States. Each booklet includes a map illustrating the distribution of tree species in a specific region and drawings of…

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Halloween Bumblebees

The Porta Hedge stopped over in a small suburb in Syracuse, New York for Halloween this week.  Our hosts served candy to trick-or-treaters from inside the Hedge as parents congregated at its door, asking if we made it as a prop for Halloween.  Highlights include our first Bumblebee visitors and…

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