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Mille Feuilles, 2014, Flashe paint on canvas, 7.5 x 29 x 6.5 feet (228 x 884 x 198 cm)

Installed at Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète, Boussan, France (below)

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As artist-in-residence, I was invited to develop a project in response to the Museum’s vast collection of tiles and ceramics.  Focusing on the geometric design of this 19th century tile (below left), I altered it by using leaves (found on site) as stencils, painting over 900 canvas ‘tiles’ for the installation.

Brochure text:

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19th century tiles, 5 inches each (12.5 cm)

Collection of La Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète

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Detail of Mille Feuilles, Flashe paint on canvas, each square 5 inches (12.5 cm)

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NYC studio, bottle caps embedded in handmade abaca paper

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Passage (detail), 2018, handmade abaca paper, salvaged plastic bottle caps,  10.5 x 17.5 feet (320 x 524 cm)

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Passage, 2018, handmade abaca paper, salvaged plastic bottle caps, 10.5 x 17.5 feet (320 x 524 cm) Installed in the 2018 group exhibition Matériel, Chateau Vargoz, Sérignan, France

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Pet Rock (details above and below)

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Pet Rock, 2012, graphite (leaves as stencils), colored pencil, twig, yarn, rock, sited on existing cement slab (former stable), 8.5 x 7.5 x 9 feet (262 x 228 x 274 cm)

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Installed in the 2011 exhibition Next In Line: Drawing in the 21st Century, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY  

A selection of work by Eight NYFA Drawing Fellows, curated by Erin Brown

(Allyson Strafella’s framed drawings (center), Chris Nau’s wall installation (right) 

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A is for alba, 2009, acrylic paint (oak leaves used as stencils), 80 x 279 x 1.5 inches (203 x 708 x 4 cm)

Installed in the exhibition Abores Venerabiles, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, an arboretum and garden, Bronx, NY                                           

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Gessoed oak leaves used as stencils; nine species found at Wave Hill                   

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(Detail)

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Project for Art Wall on Third, Art Collection Reading Room, The New York Public Library/ Mid-Manhattan Branch, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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A single salvaged 6-foot Christmas tree was used for this installation (pieces from it appear again in Ariel Fuse: see 'Drawing/3D')

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Genie, 2008, salvaged Christmas tree, paint, wire terminals, 92 x 100 x 11 inches

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Wall, 2007, tree branches scavenged from NYC park, plastic bags, 156 x 156 x 8 inches (396 x 396 x 20 cm)  

Installed here in the exhibition Green, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY                             

In 2008, re-installed in Sculpted Green, The City of Bellevue Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA

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Tree branches are suspended from loops of plastic bags; each loop is a collage of several bags. The entire structure 'floats', attached to the side walls only at the top row.

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Le Rideau, 2003 (re-installed in 2013) scavenged oak twigs, fishing line, paint, 12 x 10.5 feet (366 x 325 cm)

Installed in the village's 12th century chapel, Biennial Expo, Betcave-Aguin, France