My work explores found patterns within the more-than-human world. This particular series of works engages with the markings of the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive species of beetle, as "material-semiotic nodes or knots in which diverse bodies and meaning coshape one another'' (Donna Haraway, When Species Meet). Using the EAB's biosemiotic tree markings or glyphs as my primary text, these works offer retranslations through different mediums—aquatints, paintings, and sound—that explore the interrelationality of human and more-than-human worlds within the Anthropocene. This work also explores found patterns or digital fossils within surveillance Google Street View (GSV) imagery and GIS technology (Google Earth) as a form of biosemiosis through which to view our relationship to non-human animals. 

Haraway, Donna J. When Species Meet. Minneapolis, University Press of Minnesota, 2008. Kindle Edition.

deer in headlights, 2019

30" x 20" 

digital archival inkjet print

Install view of deer in headlights.

Install view of Louisville Slugger Ash Baseball Bat with EAB Markings, tree scroll with beetle glyphs, I want it that way, and  beetle glyph I-V.

tree scroll with beetle glyphs, 2020

oil and ink on linen

87" x 31" 

Sound piece by Elizabeth LoPiccolo (@elizabethlopiccolo)

Louisville Slugger Ash Baseball Bat with EAB Markings2021

36” x 3” x 3”

Install view of Louisville Slugger Ash Baseball Bat with EAB Markings.

I want it that way, 2020

(Cigarette cards explorers from top row left to right: Duke of Abruzzi, David Livingstone, Admiral W.S. Schley, Sir John Franklin, Lieut. E.H. Shackleton, C.E. Borchgrevink, GEO. W. De Long, Sven Hedin, Henry M. Stanley, Admiral Geo W. Melville, S.A Andree, Adolphus W. Greely, Miss Annie S. Peck, Mathew A Henson, Robert Peary, Anthony Fiala, James Cooke, David L. Brainard, Frederick Cook, Fridtjof Nansen)

60" x 53"

Inkjet paper and ink on canvas

Install view of tree scroll with beetle glyphs, I want it that way, and  beetle glyph I-V.

beetle glyph I-V, 2020 (install view)

12" x 18"

copper intaglio aquatint on bfk rives paper with raw ash wood frame

Install view of tree scroll with beetle glyphs, I want it that way, and  beetle glyph I-V.

Video installation :  behavioral surveillance ,2020

Link to video

behavioral surveillance ,2020

video 2:05 mins (looped) with sound

Still from performance bug-out-bag, 2020 

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