Convergence Infinité, 2016, 14’ x 40’ x 50’, mirror polished stainless steel, dichroic film, bald eagle taxidermy mount, chrome plated horse skull, acrylic box containing Mississippi and Missouri River waters, mirrored glass, archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel, and four channel HD drone footage video projection. Solo exhibition, Saint Louis Art Museum  This immersive body of sculpture, drone video and sound work explores the complex natural and social histories (1000 - 2016) of the Cahokia Mounds, and the city of St. Louis, using the apparent apogees of the two civilizations.  Apogee 1969 references a fragment of Gateway Arch, with a bald eagle on top. Tropaion is a chromed plated horse skull suspended over a sealed acrylic box containing twelve gallons of Mississippi and Missouri River water. The waters were collected at their confluence by the artist. (installation view with two of four channel video projections visible).  image courtesy of Tony Carosella/St. Louis Art Museum © 2016


Convergence Infinité, 2016, 14’ x 40’ x 50’, mirror polished stainless steel, dichroic film, bald eagle taxidermy mount, chrome plated horse skull, acrylic box containing Mississippi and Missouri River waters, mirrored glass, archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel, and four channel HD drone footage video projection. Solo exhibition, Saint Louis Art Museum

This immersive body of sculpture, drone video and sound work explores the complex natural and social histories (1000 - 2016) of the Cahokia Mounds, and the city of St. Louis, using the apparent apogees of the two civilizations.

Apogee 1969 references a fragment of Gateway Arch, with a bald eagle on top. Tropaion is a chromed plated horse skull suspended over a sealed acrylic box containing twelve gallons of Mississippi and Missouri River water. The waters were collected at their confluence by the artist. (installation view with two of four channel video projections visible).

image courtesy of Tony Carosella/St. Louis Art Museum © 2016

 Convergence Infinité, 2016,14’ x 40’ x 50’, mirror polished stainless steel, dichroic film, bald eagle taxidermy mount, chrome plated horse skull, acrylic box containing Mississippi and Missouri River waters, mirrored glass, archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel, and four channel HD drone footage video projection.  The sculpture  Apogee 1200  (foreground) is an abstracted form based on a Cahokian mound. The mirrored steel edges are coated with a dichroic film which refracts light on the edges of the sculpture. The sculpture reflects within itself, giving the illusion that one is viewing the front and the back of the work simultaneously.  Converger , the four channel the video was filmed by drone and interlaced with footage the artist shot by helicopter.  River Portrait I & II , 67" x 67", archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel.

Convergence Infinité, 2016,14’ x 40’ x 50’, mirror polished stainless steel, dichroic film, bald eagle taxidermy mount, chrome plated horse skull, acrylic box containing Mississippi and Missouri River waters, mirrored glass, archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel, and four channel HD drone footage video projection.

The sculpture Apogee 1200 (foreground) is an abstracted form based on a Cahokian mound. The mirrored steel edges are coated with a dichroic film which refracts light on the edges of the sculpture. The sculpture reflects within itself, giving the illusion that one is viewing the front and the back of the work simultaneously. Converger, the four channel the video was filmed by drone and interlaced with footage the artist shot by helicopter. River Portrait I & II, 67" x 67", archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel.

 Convergence Infinité, 2016,14’ x 40’ x 50’, mirror polished stainless steel, dichroic film, bald eagle taxidermy mount, chrome plated horse skull, acrylic box containing Mississippi and Missouri River waters, mirrored glass, archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel, and four channel HD drone footage video projection.  The sculpture Apogee 1200 (foreground) is an abstracted form based on a Cahokian mound. The mirrored steel edges are coated with a dichroic film which refracts light on the edges of the sculpture. The sculpture reflects within itself, giving the illusion that one is viewing the front and the back of the work simultaneously.

Convergence Infinité, 2016,14’ x 40’ x 50’, mirror polished stainless steel, dichroic film, bald eagle taxidermy mount, chrome plated horse skull, acrylic box containing Mississippi and Missouri River waters, mirrored glass, archival inkjet prints on mirror polished stainless steel, and four channel HD drone footage video projection.

The sculpture Apogee 1200 (foreground) is an abstracted form based on a Cahokian mound. The mirrored steel edges are coated with a dichroic film which refracts light on the edges of the sculpture. The sculpture reflects within itself, giving the illusion that one is viewing the front and the back of the work simultaneously.

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 Converger, (video composite) 2016, 14’ x 40’ x 50’ Four channel HD video projection, 13'00", video shot by drone interlaced with helicopter shots.   The flight paths traveled from the cardinal points of compass. From the Cahokian mounds mounds in the east. From an unmarked slave burial in the western suburbs, and from the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri in the north, overflying Ferguson.  From the south the flight began at the sole remaining Cahokian mound in urban St Louis. All flights converged on the Apotheosis of St. Louis" statue in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum. A mirrored horse head was placed on the sculpture in a digital intervention. The color shifts in the video correspond to a remix of Miles Davis' White and multiple Olivier Messiaen works.

Converger, (video composite) 2016, 14’ x 40’ x 50’
Four channel HD video projection, 13'00", video shot by drone interlaced with helicopter shots.


The flight paths traveled from the cardinal points of compass. From the Cahokian mounds mounds in the east. From an unmarked slave burial in the western suburbs, and from the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri in the north, overflying Ferguson.

From the south the flight began at the sole remaining Cahokian mound in urban St Louis. All flights converged on the Apotheosis of St. Louis" statue in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum. A mirrored horse head was placed on the sculpture in a digital intervention. The color shifts in the video correspond to a remix of Miles Davis' White and multiple Olivier Messiaen works.

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Converger

Converger, (video composite) 2016, 14’ x 40’ x 50’
Four channel HD video projection, 13'00", video shot by drone interlaced with helicopter shots. From the installation Convergence Infinité, Saint Louis Art Museum, 2016

The flight paths traveled from the cardinal points of compass. From the Cahokian mounds mounds in the east. From an unmarked slave burial in the western suburbs, and from the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri in the north, overflying Ferguson. From the south
the flight began at the sole remaining Cahokian mound in urban St Louis. All flights converged on the Apotheosis of St. Louis" statue in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum. A mirrored horse head was placed on the sculpture in a digital intervention.The color shifts in the video correspond to a remix of Miles Davis' White and multiple Olivier Messiaen works. 

 

 

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