July, 2010
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  • July 31, 2010 • Blog • Views: 673

    The Burn

    From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the pile was documented through video and still photography. At nightfall a single violin was ignited, and the pile was soon engulfed in flames. The phases of the violins’ destruction will serve as the reference...

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  • July 31, 2010 • Blog • Views: 644

    Upcoming

    From August 22nd – October 27th I will be traveling in Spain and France as part of my sabbatical from Prescott College. The first five weeks of the trip will be spent in Granada, Spain where I will be doing small preparatory paintings...

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  • July 30, 2010 • Blog • Views: 727

    The Site

    In mid-May, on one of the few spring days with calm winds before seasonal fire restrictions went into effect, I assembled the pile of worn instruments in a forest clearing near my home in Prescott, AZ. I chose the location because it had...

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  • July 29, 2010 • Blog • Views: 681

    The Instruments

    Beginning in September 2009, I contacted violin shops nationwide soliciting damaged, incomplete, or irreparable violins. Over the next eight months I acquired instruments from thirteen states, totaling nearly one hundred violins. Thank...

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  • July 27, 2010 • Blog • Views: 648

    Project Overview

    Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a...

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