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. Zarlino, Gioseffo, 1517-1590. Le istitutioni harmoniche, book, 1562; Venice, Italy. ( accessed January 5, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; crediting UNT Music […]

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)

(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