Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part I)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part I)

Materials:

Spine shaped branch

Wood inlay

Metal caps

My clothing quilted

2016 rocks collected from the ground in my gut

2016

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Back view
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part II: gifts)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part II: gifts)

In radical gift giving, the gift is not an exchange, and there is no occasion or use for the gift. The gift is an offering to honor what cannot be bought or sold — a relationship.

The object-gift fails to entity the gesture, energy, bond that is a relationship. The gesture of giving the gift is only a mimicry of ordinary acts of care —parting, forfeiting, relenting.

The gift is a symbol of being cared for, a ritual of gratitude, that points to the magic of that which it cannot replicate.

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Untitled Portrait
Untitled Portrait

Open t-shirt stapled over oil on t-shirt

12"x12"

2017

Untitled Portrait
Untitled Portrait

Oil on t-shirt

12"x12"

2017

Untitled Portrait
Untitled Portrait

Oil and t-shirt on canvas

9"x9"

2017

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part I)
Profile view
Back view
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part II: gifts)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)
Untitled Portrait
Untitled Portrait
Untitled Portrait
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part I)

Materials:

Spine shaped branch

Wood inlay

Metal caps

My clothing quilted

2016 rocks collected from the ground in my gut

2016

Profile view
Back view
Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Part II: gifts)

In radical gift giving, the gift is not an exchange, and there is no occasion or use for the gift. The gift is an offering to honor what cannot be bought or sold — a relationship.

The object-gift fails to entity the gesture, energy, bond that is a relationship. The gesture of giving the gift is only a mimicry of ordinary acts of care —parting, forfeiting, relenting.

The gift is a symbol of being cared for, a ritual of gratitude, that points to the magic of that which it cannot replicate.

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Could Where I Am Now Be Where I Need to Be? (Gift)

Materials:

Patch of my clothing

Mark of acrylic paint using my aunt’s brush from the 80s

Thread

Protective mesh salvaged from the wrapping of my sister’s engagement present

Rock collected from my gut - to be carried

2016

Untitled Portrait

Open t-shirt stapled over oil on t-shirt

12"x12"

2017

Untitled Portrait

Oil on t-shirt

12"x12"

2017

Untitled Portrait

Oil and t-shirt on canvas

9"x9"

2017

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