52 Pickup (2017-present) is an ongoing international conceptual art project/ game I have been playing since February 2017. Through travel and chance I come to collect playing cards that I find deserted in streets, alleys, and gutters around the world. It's concept relies on chance, play, probability, and litter. The goal of the project is to collect all 52 cards, to complete a full deck. Below are a list of rules so you can play too.
Rules for 52 Pickup include:
-playing card must exist in the physical (no photos, pictures, drawings,
or representations of playing card)
-solo, must be on its own (no other cards near it)
-card must be right side up so one can read the suit, number, or face
-must take a photo of the card as it lies (no placement or adjustments)
-must pick up and collect card after photo is taken
-all wild cards are fair game (jokers, instruction cards, extras)
-end goal is to collect all 52 cards with 4 full suits (plus wild cards)
No dropping or placing playing cards falsely (entirely based on discovery and chance). Inauthentic placement of card is automatic disqualification.
Digital Trash (2021) is a collection of digital works made in direct response to the uprising trend of NFTs in 2021. Digital representations, and photographs of physical trash were minted as NFTs on several digital marketplaces with high first bids. None were, or have been sold.
This performance work was an exploration of, and into the idea of existence. As I propelled myself through space (and time) via bicycle I tattooed my own left thigh. By rigging up a car battery in my backpack I used a tattoo gun to tattoo my upper leg with the numbers "7868" (the number of days since my birth on the date of the tattooing).
The giant Silver Sleeping
Is an ongoing natural
sculptural work. Shaped by time and the natural elements, this piece is dedicated to both antiquity and the future. Located in a wild, undisclosed location, this ever-evolving sculpture was created to last, and to be a fixture in its environment for as long as time. If it is ever discovered, it represents an intention, a creation, a human interaction. This piece asks the question: how many artifacts have we yet to discover and how many have we lost to the plow of time?