Natural History > Third Space

What We Gathered (White River)
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (White River), detail with buttons
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (White River), detail with button-drilled shell
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (White River), detail with shells and lid
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Garfield Park)
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Garfield Park), detail with catalpa flowers
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Garfield Park), detail with pinecone
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Turkey Run)
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Turkey Run), detail with leaves and shelf mushroom
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Turkey Run), detail with fossils
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Eagle Creek)
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Eagle Creek), detail with nests
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024
What We Gathered (Eagle Creek), detail with feather
digital color photographs, ceramic sculptures, collected historic images, mixed media
36" x 36" x 3"
2024

This body of work was commissioned for the
the third space program, organized by Arts For Learning, that transforms a commonly used area of a school, and the students’ learning experience, through the installation of a work of art created by an established local artist.

For this project, I was paired with IPS 19 Frederick Douglass in the Garfield Park area. I met with the students, shared some images of my work, and discussed their thoughts about nature, as well as some of the places they had explored and their experiences there. Based on the locations the students mentioned, I created four large shadowbox pieces that combine my own photographs from those locations, historic images from postcards and filed guides, and sculptures of objects that I noticed in those spaces. These four shadowboxes pieces will remain at the school as part of the IPS collection.

I also created a temporary installation using adhesive vinyl photographs and images for the walls and floor, and created two curiosity cabinets that housed a variety of collected and sculpted objects.