Poster Design & Campaign for Willie Nelson & Friends Museum - Nashville, TN (2019)
Brand Identity and Collateral for GPB Digital (2021)
Research/Design/Development for GPB.org (2020)
A major component of our 2020 website redesign at Georgia Public Broadcasting was
conducting extensive user
testing, to find and smooth out pain points from the foundation up.
Here, we see the visual results of UX Design Research turned into paper wireframes, which were then used to design and develop the UI of the site.
Algorithmically-Generated Display Type and Poster (2020)
Character Design, Motion Graphics, Game Design for Gasha Go! - Claw Control (2021)
Much of my work with Georgia Public Broadcasting has been with our Educational Division.
In this capacity, I design and develop a handful of web and mobile-based resources for K-12 students across
a variety of subjects. I tailor the experiences to meet students at their interest level, designing with an
eye toward immersive learning and unique technical participation.
This is an example of one of our browser-based games, Claw Control, but I have also developed a variety of VR/AR experiences for GPB Education.
One Must Imagine Him Scrolling: Twelve Notes on the Digital Absurd (2021)
Digital Video Essay
Part of Burnaway's Mood Ring Artist Series
Self-Portrait as Delayed Recognition (2017)
Archival Inkjet Print, 40" x 50"
Special Boy (All Natural) (2018)
Octopus Ink on Raw Canvas, 36" x 52" each
A boxer needs to be an expert in misdirection in order to survive, because as soon as he
gets figured out, he gets knocked out. An octopus does the same with its color changing and by spraying ink.
How do you tell the joke you won’t tell, or show the thing you won’t reveal? Joke-telling is a survival technique, a defense mechanism, as much as camouflage. This nexus is the inspiration for Special Boy (All Natural), self-portraits printed in octopus ink on stretched canvas.
When using yourself as subject and object, you’re always going to bump into the limits of that choice. This piece is my thinking through how an activity as revealing as using yourself as subject and object can obscure as well.
Sweeping Up the Spotlight (For Emmett) (2019)
Digital Video Loop, dimensions variable
This three-channel video installation is an homage to a classic Ringling Brothers performance by clown Emmett Kelly. I wanted to stretch away from Kelly, to complicate his story, and to keep myself, (or the character of myself, at least), from ever finding the same resolution Emmett finds. I gave myself a doomed task - an endless performance of trying to sweep up a spotlight. The loop here is important, because it lays bare the mechanics of how a joke operates, and gives the viewer space to consider their role in the mechanism. We both end up entangled in the setup, looking for resolution beyond a punchline.
Installed at the MFA 2019 Show, Deupree Gallery, Athens, GA
No Punch Line a Knife (2018)
Algorithmic Audio Performance, microphone stand, speaker, dimensions variable
For this piece, I used AI machine learning to algorithmically generate a script for a
stand-up comedy performance from a base library of famous acts, including Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, Joan
Rivers, and George Carlin. I then hired a voice actor (on the internet, natch) to perform the act, which is
recorded and presented through a disembodied speaker on a microphone stand.
Through these steps of translation, we get further and further from the actual, embodied performances in the original, and toward something that features the rhythms and conventions of stand-up, but becomes less and less human in the execution.
Art for Alternative Audiences 001 & 002: Who's A Good Boy? / Hound Dog (2018)
Digital Video Loop, dimensions variable
I started with a basic premise: what would art for dogs look like? I quickly discovered
that dogs are for the most part terribly short sighted and mostly colorblind, so I resorted to a guaranteed
winner: squeaky toy sounds and positive reinforcement.
On the left, I hired two actresses (who might actually be one woman in a wig) to repeat the mantra “who’s a good boy?” - on the right, I performed a rendition of Elvis’s classic “Hound Dog” on a squeaky steak. I then installed the videos at dog height.
Installed at ATHICA as part of THE GOLDEN RECORD exhibition, Athens GA
Art For Alternative Audiences 003: Hound Dog 12" (2019)
12" LP, Edition of 1
To follow up on the previous piece: I had a 12” record pressed of a new series of
performances on the squeaky steak.
Track List: 01. Hound Dog 02. Bad to the Bone 03. Who Let the Dogs Out? 04. Atomic Dog
Chuck's Rules (2017)
Archival Ink on Canvas, 40" x 40"
In 1948, animator and director Chuck Jones articulated the nine rules that would govern
the world of Coyote and Roadrunner.
Each rule was subsequently broken (multiple times) over the decades of cartoons, but remain a provocative road map for my own activity as an artist engaging with failure in his practice.
Hundred Year Website (2020)
A website that is built to gradually erode over 100 years as long as it’s open in the browser.
I'm Feeling Lucky (2017)
Website, Dimensions Variable