Part of J
27'h x 19' diameter each
Description: Hideouts, J Hill, 2008, Evergreen Museum, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Two
authentically crafted Sioux Tipis, 27’ x 19’ x19’ each made with the assistance of Oglala Sioux tribe for installation on the grounds of the Evergreen Museum. The Evergreen Museum is housed in the mansion of a turn of the century railroad baron who had among his collection large suite of Edward Curtis photographs and numerous other objects related to the plains Indians and the rapid westward expansion of the late 1800’s facilitated by the railroad.
Fireplace for small space
60" x 72" x 12"
Description: This work is a site-specific sculpture done for the Carriage House Museum in Islip, New York, a building which has a varied past and has been repurposed numerous times over its long history. The work itself is intended to both meld into and draw attention to the confusing architectural history of the structure almost as though it could have been there all along.
Slip-Covered Row House
Description: In this work I addressed issues of social and architectural preservation
by crafting a clear vinyl slipcover to fit a historic Row House. In so doing I exhibited
the row house in the same manner that my Aunt used vinyl slipcovers to
concurrently preserve and showcase her furniture.
The Welcome Wagon (Project Sketch)
Description: This project is both a sculpture and a moveable project venue which is centered around the idea of creative practice as a mode of facilitation (I.E. the sculpture facilitates the work of other artists and in so doing links specific works and sites).
The sculpture is a bicycle trailer fashioned to look like a traditional cottage porch, thereby providing me a platform for performative works. It will thereby allow me to freely locate performance-based work at a specific site or community in a presentation similar to the friendly exchange of neighbors on their front porches. As it moves from site to site and project to project the wagon, reminiscent of traveling minstrel wagons,
stitches together various communities and various creative activities.
Welcome Wagon Version I
Wood/Bicycle Wagon/Various Performers
Description: Welcome Wagon Version I in Houston in 2011 shown With Michelle Chen performing
Welcome Wagon Version II
Bicycle/wood/ various performers
Description: Welcome Wagon project in Chicago in 2011 shown With J Vincent Gaulin doing a Clogging performance
84" x 102" x 36"
Description: An exact copy of one of the most famous rock guitarist’s studio set-up (guitar, amps and theramin), this sculpture is both a historical portrait and a sculptural still life dealing with implied possibility and memory.
Dual In Three Parts (detail)
20" X 72" 4" (as installed)
48" x 20" x 17" (Inc Antenna)
Description: Sculpture based on a memory of a 1970's TV