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My Carbon Footprint
My Carbon Footprint

My Carbon Footprint: 365 days of tracking my CO2 emissions aka Self-Portrait: 365 Days of Considered Consumption  New England Institute of Art, Brookline Climate Week Brookline, MA, 2012. Project Statement Over the last few years, we’ve been poked and prodded from so many directions to consider our own impact on the global ecosystem, that we cannot

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Personal Commandments: I will not succumb to convenience 2007
Personal Commandments: I will not succumb to convenience 2007

I will Not Succumb, (Personal Commandments), 2007 Project Statement I Will Not Succumb (to Convenience) On a spectacular spring day a couple of years before this project began, I was traveling through Ohio on a road trip and I sat down for a picnic lunch in the middle of a small town common. As I

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Self-portrait as Revealed by Trash, grids I-VI,  2002-2008
Self-portrait as Revealed by Trash, grids I-VI, 2002-2008

I will Not Succumb, (Personal Commandments), 2007 Project Statement After photographing my trash over the course of the year, I ended up with 5,000 images representing my waste stream. These collections of grids represent my first experiments with using those images. This initial work ultimately led to the full scale collages that have become my

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Zero Waste Portsmouth Trash & Recycling Stations City of Portsmouth, NH, 2011
Zero Waste Portsmouth Trash & Recycling Stations City of Portsmouth, NH, 2011

Zero Waste Portsmouth Trash & Recycling Stations City of Portsmouth, NH, 2011 Project Description I worked with the City of Portsmouth to initiate a new downtown recycling campaign where there was previously no public recycling. Working with local school children to make handmade, carved and painted ceramic tiles, we created five art recycle stations now

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Haiku Scavenger Hunt, Whaleback Festival, Portsmouth, NH, 2011
Haiku Scavenger Hunt, Whaleback Festival, Portsmouth, NH, 2011

Haiku Scavenger Hunt, Whaleback Festival, Portsmouth, NH, 2011 Project Statement Coinciding with Portsmouth’s Sustainability Fair, these hidden signs could be found along the walk from Market Square to the Fair. Each sign contains a clue as to the locations of the next forward or backward sign. The specific location of the sign reveals the inspiration

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Green Furniture, 2008 + 2010
Green Furniture, 2008 + 2010

Green Furniture, Portsmouth, NH, 2008 Alchemical Garden, Newburyport, MA, 2010 Project Statement Green Furniture is literally a couch made from grass. This piece is a prototype for lawn furniture to be made from local grasses, clover and edible plants. This grass couch was inspired by my artistic desire to place people in direct contact with

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Sacred Hoops, 2009
Sacred Hoops, 2009

Sacred Hoops Outdoor classroom Lincoln Street School, Exeter, NH, 2009 Wood, recycled aluminum, trees, rocks Project Statement Three years prior to the invitation to visit the Lincoln Street School, a treasured, massive, but dying, Champion Norway Spruce was cut down. When I arrived, the loss of this tree was still evident in both the landscape

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Waterville Seeds Project, 2009
Waterville Seeds Project, 2009

Waterville Seeds Project: Exploring our community and personal connections to place 2009 Project Statement Often, when we consider the past (or future) in a public context, we look to major historic events to describe time and place. I think this approach misses the personal stories and intimate lives of the people who are the authentic

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Take Back the Tap, 2009
Take Back the Tap, 2009

Take Back the Tap Portable display sculpture, 2009 Plastic Bottles, photo illustration, wood Project Statement I made this for Food & Water Watch’s “Take Back the Tap” campaign to get people to stop drinking bottled water. This one is portable to be used on college campuses to agitate for drinking tap water and moving away

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East Kingston Elementary School Trash Self-portrait Mosaic, 2009
East Kingston Elementary School Trash Self-portrait Mosaic, 2009

Trash Mosaics East Kingston Elementary School, 2009 Project Statement As artist-in-residence for East Kingston, I was asked to create a school project spun out of my Self-Portrait as Revealed by Trash piece for a schoole-wide project. After a presentation about my work, eco-art and environmental issues, I taught the students how to work digital point

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Give Plastic the Boot, 2008
Give Plastic the Boot, 2008

Give Plastic the Boot, Timberland Company, Stratham, NH, 2008 Project Statement This public sculpture was created to kick off an international sales campaign for Timberland’s EarthKeeper boot made from recycled material. The sculpture is fabricated entirely from discarded plastic and comments on consumer habits and convenience packaging. The focus of the work is not only

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Barn Studio, 2008
Barn Studio, 2008

Barn Studio Outdoor classroom Portsmouth, NH, 2007 and ongoing Project Statement It’s not just an image, it’s a lifestyle… I am committed to understanding and evolving my studio’s working processes to reduce my impact upon the ecosystem. I consider all aspects of materials and methods in order to select the best possible choices for accomplishing

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Take the Carbon Challenge, 2008
Take the Carbon Challenge, 2008

Take the New Hampshire Carbon Challenge Game Rye Middle School, Rye, NH, 2008 Timberland, Stratham, NH, 2007 Project Statement The New Hampshire Carbon Challenge Game was developed to express the ideas behind the NH Carbon Challenge Pledge, spearheaded by a local environmental organization. The NH Carbon Challenge strives to inspire NH citizens to make significant,

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Going Carbon Neutral, 2007
Going Carbon Neutral, 2007

Going Carbon Neutral Timberland, Stratham, NH 2007 Project Statement Installed at the Timberland Company’s headquarters. Going Carbon Neutral plays off the nostalgic childhood card game, Memory – but with an agenda. Using magnetic wooden panels, this display is an interactive, hands on game employees can play. Challenged to match illustrations of coal burning power plants

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Change the Climate, 2007
Change the Climate, 2007

Change the Climate Timberland International Sales Conference, Company Headquarters, Stratham, NH 2007 Project Statement This installation consists of 16 letters that spell out “Change the Climate” made from trash found in the community – non-recycled trash found in dumpsters. Each letter consists of a specific type of waste, such as discarded CD’s, aluminum cans, plastic

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Flatbread Community Painting Night, 2006
Flatbread Community Painting Night, 2006

Fundraiser for SeaCare Health Services Flatbread Company, Portsmouth, NH 2006 Project Statement To support my 250 mile Cycle for SeaCare Canada to the Sea ride on 9/22, lots of friends joined me for a special Community Night at Flatbread. We took over the restaurant with a bit of mayhem and lots of paint. For each

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Make it Happen, 2006
Make it Happen, 2006

Make it Happen, Timberland Company, MAGIC conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2006 Project Statement Make it Happen was create for the Timberland Company’s installation at the MAGIC conference in Las Vegas and is made from 8″x8″ magnetic wooden panels. Installed in a public venue, viewers are encouraged to peek beneath the landscape to reveal stories about

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Eco Cubes & Eco Squares, 2004-07
Eco Cubes & Eco Squares, 2004-07

Eco Cubes, 2004 Eco Squares, 2005-07 Eco Blocks, 2006 Project Statement Eco-Cubes are small puzzles combining the Rubik’s Cube format with images of contrasting scenes of nature and development. The puzzles were created to explore methods for generating viewer interaction. While they are intended as maquettes for a larger installation, these smaller cubes explore relationships

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Northern Gannet, 2006
Northern Gannet, 2006

Northern Gannet 2006 Project Statement Northern Gannet is an ekphrasitik piece created in response to a poem by Marie Harris, fromer NH poet laureate. Wooden knobs turn a scroll to reveal the poem while an obscured video can be viewed through a cut out in the surface. Northern Gannet, poem by Marie Harris Morus bassanus

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Portsmouth says ‘Hi’, 2005
Portsmouth says ‘Hi’, 2005

Portsmouth Says Hi 2005 Project Statement Portsmouth Says “Hi” was a community interactive project in which people were asked to respond to several environmental themes over the course of three weeks. Seven themed, graphic, orange ‘letterboxes’ were placed in a variety of locations throughout downtown Portsmouth. Each box invited passersby to respond with a contribution

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Callbox 4, 2005
Callbox 4, 2005

CallBox 4 2005 Project Statement Imagine walking down the street to discover a curious and colorful telephone station that rings as you walk by. Do you answer it? Is it for you? What does it mean? Callbox 4 startles many passers-by to consider those very questions. As a public installation, Callbox 4 explores interaction and

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Septic Scenes: Fish Gone Bad & The Adventures of Bumbly Mr. Chiggins, 2005
Septic Scenes: Fish Gone Bad & The Adventures of Bumbly Mr. Chiggins, 2005

Fish Gone Bad The Adventures of Bumbly Mr. Chiggins NH, 2005 Project Statement Fish Gone Bad and the Adventures of Bumbly Mr. Chiggins were created for the NH Department of Environmental Service’s call for video shorts. These Septic Scenes are meant explore the importance of proper septic system maintenance and were used as PSA’s that

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Eco Gift Boxes, 2004
Eco Gift Boxes, 2004

Eco Gift Boxes Manchester, NH 2004 Project Statement These gift boxes represent a collaboration with students at the Chester College of New England. I composed a project that was meant to challenge the students’ perspectives of art, activism and landscape while also acting as a mechanism to raise environmental awareness within community. I prompted the

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Earthday Nature Viewers, 2003
Earthday Nature Viewers, 2003

Earthday Nature Viewers Portsmouth, NH 2003 Project Statement Earthday Nature Viewers are set of six Viewers placed throughout downtown Portsmouth, NH in honor of Earth Day and to celebrate our natural world. Each Viewer contained a map of other viewer locations and a project statement. These viewers provide an ironic contrast to the built, urban

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Suburban Sprawl Development, Phase I, 2003
Suburban Sprawl Development, Phase I, 2003

Suburban Sprawl Development Phase I at Branch Hill Farm 2003 Project Description Phase I was spoof of the rampant housing developments quickly spreading across New England. For this community event, volunteers staked out the footprints of houses and roads while engaging spectators in coversations about land use, ecological balance, development and green alternatives. Phase I

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Found & Lost Poster Series, 2000-12
Found & Lost Poster Series, 2000-12

Found and Lost Poster Series 2001-2012 Project Statement Our relationship to trash is a false cultural construct – in the natural world, everything has value and is re-used. It’s only humans that forget this fundamental principle of nature. Imagine if a stranger or alien – one connected to the land and use of resources –

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Viewer Series: Sprawl Viewers, 2002 & Nature Viewers, 2001
Viewer Series: Sprawl Viewers, 2002 & Nature Viewers, 2001

Sprawl Viewer Series Southern, NH 2002 Project Statement The Sprawl Viewer series was installed throughout Southern, NH communities to call attention to development issues. These images superimpose a daunting potential future fate, directly cautioning against our continued inattention to development issues. These Viewers provide an ironic contrast to the built, urban environment and offer an

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Nature, a five-mile drive, 2002
Nature, a five-mile drive, 2002

Nature, a Five Mile Drive 2002 Project Statement In our modern world advanced by technology, experience of the real is often mediated by the virtual: television, movies or email. With the globalization of economies, widespread and ferocious industrialization, rapidity of communication and commerce and the shift to hypo-real lifestyles, the very nature of our lives

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Arches, 2002
Arches, 2002

Arches Kingston, NH 2002 Project Statement Arches was an ephemeral work created with students of the New Hampshire Institute of Art to explore collaboration, process and material.

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