• January 4, 2016 • Blog • Views: 1224

    Sitting Up with the Dead

    Patience. The pile of instruments seems to be positioned in the rain shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, a little haven of unwelcome sunshine in otherwise stormy northern Arizona. Revisiting the pile of instruments day after day, watching...

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  • December 30, 2015 • Blog • Views: 741

    Contradictions of Attention

    Winter storm Remus provided spectacular documentation of the approaching weather system, but didn’t amount to sufficient accumulation to cover the pile in snow. So, the wait for the next storm begins. To dismantle the instruments would...

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  • December 25, 2015 • Blog • Views: 718

    Christmas Visitor

    Day 4: Christmas. Several inches of snow accumulated on the back side of the pile of instruments overnight, but blew off the front side in 60 mph wind gusts. A Mexican Gray Wolf visited the meadow this morning; we watched through...

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  • December 24, 2015 • Blog • Views: 917

    Constructing a Pile of Instruments

    Time-lapse video captures the construction of the pile of instruments: Video credit: Mark Neumann...

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  • December 24, 2015 • Blog • Views: 1346

    The Next Iteration: Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra: 28° F

    I’m happy to learn that Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra was included in the list of top ten Phoenix art exhibits of 2015. I received the news today while sitting in a truck cab parked on a forest road at the foothills of...

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  • April 11, 2015 • Blog • Views: 151

    Ashes to Ashes

      Ashes to Ashes drawings in-progress Ashes to Ashes is a series of drawings depicting recent Arizona wildfires, rendered with charcoal samples personally collected from each fire site. The collection represents fourteen significant...

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  • January 26, 2015 • Blog • Views: 887

    Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Rehearsal and DocentTalk


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  • January 5, 2015 • Blog • Views: 869

    Fires of Change – Collected Charcoal

      Charcoal collected from thirteen significant wildfire sites in Arizona, for the Fires of Change project.  From top left: Range (2012), Roosevelt (2007), Outlet (2000), Shultz (2010), Warm (2006), Yarnell Hill (2013), Rodeo/Chediski...

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  • October 10, 2014 • Blog • Views: 980

    Slide Fire

    Gathering charcoal from the site of the 2014 Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon south of Flagstaff, for the Fires of Change project.  I plan to use the charcoal collected from each of twelve significant recent Arizona wildfires to create...

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  • October 7, 2014 • Blog • Views: 974

    Fires of Change

    I had the opportunity to spend a week recently with an extraordinary group of artists and fire scientists with the Fires of Change project in Flagstaff, AZ, at the Coconino Center for the Arts and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon....

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