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)

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:

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

Collection of La Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète

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

NYC studio, bottle caps embedded in handmade abaca paper

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

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

Pet Rock (details above and below)

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) 

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                                           

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

(Detail)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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