This series combines ancient methods of craft-making with contemporary, non-biodegradable materials to produce objects that speak to primitivism nostalgia, mass consumption of goods and ideologies, and the underlying production of petrochemicals that will all become a large part of our cultural heritage.

"Linear time" has always seemed dubious to me. Our rotation around the sun creates a cyclical, three dimensional sequence of changing events, not a linear progression. Time and space are inextricably linked. What if everything in the universe went to absolute zero, no atomic motion? Wouldn't time stop? What would Otzi the Iceman have to say about this?

Right Now I'm transposing ancient (neolithic, paleolithic and otherwise "primitive") forms with new, highly manufactured materials: Poly Vinyl Chloride, Stryofoam, Nylon, Flourocarbon, High Density Polyethylene, etc. etc. These "artifacts of the present" contain hours of weaving, carving, shaping, pleating, burning, honing, hammering and arranging. The petrochemicals speak of a complex Here and Now and many will last for thousands of years. I am beginning to see these artifacts less as objects and more like solidified gesture. I hope they find a chink in the armor of Progress.

 
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Single Seam Shoes

After a pair found in Armenia, thought to be 10,000 years old.

Low Density Polyethylene

 
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Coil Basket

Peruvian, double overhand and single overhand stitches

Polypropylene, Nylon

 
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Neanderthal Clovis Points

After Preferential Lavallois flint knapping technique

expanded polystyrene

 
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Norwegian Axe

Neolithic

PVC, Nylon, Polypropylene, Glass

 
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Otzi's Bow and Arrows

Neolithic

Ultraboard, polypropylene, mylar, zip ties

 
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Otzi's Bow and Arrows
 
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Anglo-Saxon shelter

Neolithic design
PVC, Mylar, Flourocarbon, Nylon

 
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Anglo-Saxon Shelter
 
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Viking Skiff

Viking shape, Native Alaskan ribbing and skinning techniques

PVC, Tyvek, Nylon, Flourocarbon

 
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Install view
 
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Install view