These pages compile research, experimentation, and process documentation. Research pages can be accessed in two ways: chronologically and “elementally.” The elemental organization is idiosyncratic and allows for connections to be made across areas of interest. It continues the admittedly futile project begun in 2012 with Ways and Means ( Additional written material—reports, interviews, and proposals—can […]


These pages compile research, experimentation, and process documentation organized chronologically. To see the same research categorized by areas of interest see: Research—Elemental. For exhibitions and completed work please refer to the Projects section of this site.

Plant —Indigo

Indigo: Taxonomy: Plant —>Dye—>Indigo The following text was written in the Fall of 2010 for a blog that I have since lost all online record of (in fact I don’t remember having published it). At the time, I was preparing The Illusion of Plans at Dorsch Gallery in Miami. For more on the production of […]

Taking form

SOF Boat

In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates. – Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” (1984/1967) .,


Snow Science

Part of Avalanche Dynamics

Luneburg Lens

Part of Avalanche Dynamics

Ice Lens

Part of Avalanche Dynamics


The making of PALOMAR October

Make in L.A.

In anticipation of Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum.

Yoga for Drawing

The Illusion of Plans (research)

This page is still being written. When complete it will document the research and production of The Illusion of Plans (Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Oct-Nov 2010). This work uses the now weed-like presence of the indigo plant as its material foundation and spirals out into expeditions to locate the plants in their Florida habitat, encounters with […]

(Not) Architecture: Rammed Earth

Earthen architectural elements

Concrete Boat Seminar

“The University of Trash”
The Sculpture Center, Queens, NY

Glass Boxes

Leaded glass boxes and color photograms

Homes for German Sculpture

Ideal City, Invisible Cities, Zamos / Potsdam, 2006

The Central Library Project

The Central Library, KUL, Leuven, 2005

Mourning High Quality Bad Luck

Galerie Adamski, Aachen, 2005

To My Child-Friend

Galerie Adamski, Aachen, 2003/4

Here Between There

Galerie Adamski, Aachen, 2002

Letters 1999

1998 Clocks

Berliner Kindheit

These are the first digital photographs I ever took. I think the camera was made by Epson, or maybe Sony. In 1998, I set off on a fin de siècle reconstruction of Walter Benjamin’s Childhood in Berlin around 1900 in the new language of pixels. I didn’t make it very far. I would again photograph […]

Surf ’98