MICRO PLASTICS, INSECT DISPLAY PINS, DISPLAY CASE
This is a series of insect display cases made with micro plastics.
These are all plastics I sifted out of the sand from Matosinhos Beach in Porto, Portugal.
This text-based sculpture uses a simulated dyslexic font created by Daniel Britton to spell out the word 'CROP'. The word is spelled backwards and is made to cast shadows to further disorient the reader. This sculpture represents some of the difficulties dyslexics experience while reading.
W A S H O U T
ACRYLIC, WATER, GLASS
WASHOUT is a simulation of the Washout Effect, a visual distortion of text caused by Dyslexia. Text can appear blurred or indistinct, triggering many dyslexic readers to guess the words in place of being able to comprehend them. Italic lettering and Serif Fonts can obscure the shape of the letters making it harder to read. For this piece, I considered these complications and formatted the text specifically to create similar difficulties for the viewer.
CEMENT, PLYWOOD, SOIL, SUCCULENTS
This sculpture takes the form of Denton, Texas’s city limits, and highlights the disproportionate ratio of the built environment to green space.
LIGHT, AIR QUALITY DATA
A number of factors contribute to the air quality of any location. Whether it’s northern winds bringing smog from a factory in Dallas, to local industry emissions, air is not confined to a city’s rules or regulations. The source of contaminants is rarely held accountable.
This piece takes daily measurements of ozone and particulate matter from the air monitoring system at the Denton Airport South. The air quality is graded on an established scale ranging from good, moderate, sensitive, to hazardous, and is reflected in the color of the light. These parameters suggest a healthy to potentially harmful level of pollutants. This light is an indicator of the current air quality and can be used to determine how much time you should spend outside on any given day.
It is important to note that high temperatures accelerate the reactions that occur in ozone and secondary particulate matter which contributes to harmful levels of pollutants. During the winter we can expect to see better quality air due to cooler temperatures.
T A R G E T : T H E S O U N D O F I M P A C T
STEEL SILHOUETTE, 9MM, CONTACT MICROPHONE, SURFACE TRANSDUCER, AMP, MICCA
This piece uses 6 different recordings of a police officer using a 9mm handgun to shoot the steel silhouette targets. Using contact microphones, the sound of impact is recorded instead of the gun shot. The recordings are played back onto the steel silhouettes using surface transducers. The recordings loop creating a continuous composition.