one-inch bubble, verso
7.125 x 8.125 x .25 inches
corrugated cardboard, verso
6 x 6 x .25 inches
honeycomb board square
porcelain, glass, plaster
4.25 x 4.25 x 1 (as found)
  1. Make a plaster mold of the surface of a found square of honeycomb paperboard packaging.
  2. Press a thin slab of translucent porcelain into the mold. The surface is recorded.
  3. Peel the facing off the honeycomb board to expose the inner corrugation. Press a thin slab of porcelain on it. The inner structure is recorded.
  4. Using this and other squares of honeycomb board, cast the empty spaces with plaster and wax. The empty places are filled.
  5. Leave one set of plaster casts as is to show the texture of the paper surface. Sand another one and finish it with milk. Buff to a delicate sheen.
  6. Use the waxes to cast the empty spaces in glass. The air is replaced.
corrugated paper brick diptych
porcelain; found paperboard packaging, plaster, milk
8.5 x 5 x .375 inches and 7.75 x 3.75 x 2.5 inches
  1. Peel one face off the paperboard brick.
  2. Roll a thin slab of translucent porcelain and lay it on the exposed corrugation of the brick.
  3. Press the porcelain onto the brick surface to record it.
  4. Now fill the brick with plaster. The porcelain can never be made again.
  5. Let the plaster set, then peel off the other face. The space of the brick is claimed.
air pillow packaging triptychs
found packaging cast in porcelain and glass
  1. Make a plaster mold of a panel of found air pillow packaging.
  2. Now make a mold of the other side. The surfaces are recorded.
  3. Roll out slabs of paper-thin translucent porcelain and press them into the plaster molds. The surfaces are reproduced.
  4. Now inject melted wax into the packaging, freeze it, peel the packaging off, and cast the waxes in glass. The air is made solid.
indication of one-inch bubble
6.5 x 5.25 x 1 inches
milk teeth : three (five) walls and a window
plaster, glass
installation; dimensions variable
  1. Make a rubber mold of a panel of one-inch bubble wrap.
  2. Cast plaster bubbles to hang on drywall surfaces of a small alcove (plaster on plaster).
  3. Cast wax bubbles to make glass bubbles to hang on the window of a small alcove (glass on glass).
  4. Determine the middle of the smallest wall and hang a 9.5-inch square of bubbles at eye level. This is Wall One. Hang another square of equal size directly across the alcove. This is Wall Two.
  5. Find the middle of the window. Hang a square of cast glass bubbles at the same height as the two squares of plaster bubbles. This is Window.
  6. The fourth surface of the square created by the walls and the window is split over the space of the gallery. Cut the third square of plaster bubbles to accommodate this spacing so it is directly across from the window bubbles. This is Wall Three, split across three separate surfaces, for a total of five walls engaged.