Early on my work incorporated body and medical themes that I approached as excavations through layers eventually leading to unifying factors: we all have blood, guts and skeletons. This was not a morbid focus but a genuine interest in revealing the core that makes us all similar if only in our vulnerability. By good fortune a family friend who was a doctor needed to dispose of expired X-Rays of patients and...although it may not have been legal....he offered his basement trove to me. These X-Rays became the material for many site specific installations, capitalizing on natural and artificial light to change the impression of the re-assembled bodies. I was also given access to technicians who helped me create X-Rays of my own, of metal gears and bicycle parts, that I incorporated into these collages, invoking "Neuromancer" and cyborg inventions. Building new bodies/creatures out of these collage elements is, I admit, a bit like playing Dr. Frankenstein.


X-Rays of Famous Artists
1989
X-Rays, tape, windows, ambient light
Building facade...

Facade of Middlebury College’s Art Department Building VT.

Hell's Gate
1992
Collage of X-Rays of Humans and Bicycle Parts, Plexiglass
Two walls, each approx, 12' x 8'

Installation...Entrance to the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois for the exhibition, "The Williamsburg Paradigm"

Hell's Gate- exterior view ( inside the Krannert museum )
1992
Collage of X-Rays of Humans and Bicycle Parts, Plexiglass
Two walls, each 12' x 8'

Installation...Entrance to the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois for the exhibition, "The Williamsburg Paradigm"

Hell’s Gate - Detail
1992
Collage of X-Rays of Humans and Bicycle Parts, Plexiglass


Hells Gate- Detail- Skull/Gear
1992
Collage of X-Rays of Humans and Bicycle Parts, Plexiglass


Hells Gate - Detail- Skulls/Gears
1992
Collage of X-Rays of Humans and Bicycle Parts, Plexiglass


Future Creature 2
2014
X-Rays on existing window, tape
Approx 8' x 10'

X-Ray Installation B-wac for "Recycle" Brooklyn, NY

Future Creature 1
2014
X-Rays on existing window, tape
Approx 8' x 10'

X-Ray Installation B-wac for "Recycle" Brooklyn, NY

Sentries
1992
X-Rays, tape
Approx 10' x 12'

Installation: Entrance of Test-Site Gallery, for "Salon of the Mating Spiders" exhibition Williamsburg, Brooklyn