I like to make things.
PLAYING WITH SHRINK PAPER
STALKING AND MURDERING OF A CHILDHOOD GIRAFFE (aka the CONNECT-THE-DOTS TATTOO)
The Stalking and Murdering of a Childhood Giraffe was an art project I started in 2004 involving 58 of my friends (or “giraffe hunters”) in a search for a giraffe toy I had as a child. The goal of the project was to give in to nostalgia…and then to eventually learn to get over it. After 1,712 photos of “reject giraffes” spotted in 2006 the real giraffe was found…and in 2007 the giraffe was destroyed and I got an extremely visible invisible tattoo to commemorate the project. MORE INFO on the project…
Or the story of how my hands got internet famous. From PW in 2008: “One of the hottest things on the Internet right now is a one minute 20 second video of someone flipping through a children’s book.” The book wound up hitting #12 overall on Amazon.com 8 MONTHS BEFORE the actual publication. Currently up to 3 and a half million views and counting.
ROOF! Site Specific Portraits
Site specific portraits taken from 2006-2008 displayed as part of the ROOF! group show on September 13, 2008. Prints were attached to a wall on top of a Greenpoint warehouse roof for a night exhibition with a pile of flashlights on strings as the only way to view them. The show included original performances by bands and dancers and viewers were encouraged to tear down and keep the pictures at the end of the show.
BUSINESS SQUIRREL MACHINE
Fixing the internet, one squirrel necktie at a time! A project from May 2006.