wintering out and zombie polar bear, 2018

wintering out and a dollar store boquet #2, 2018

wintering out and a dollar store boquet #1, 2018

wintering out and winter whites, 2018

wintering out and the night king, 2017

fuck the king-the hound, Game of Thrones

fuck the king-the hound, Game of Thrones

to and with (dead by roni horn), 2018

with and to (purple by roni horn), 2018

with and to (cruel optimism by lauren berlant), 2017

with and to (touching feeling by eve sedgwick), 2017

with and to (ghostly matters by avery f gordon), 2017

For her part, Arendt worries over just such makings, insofar as they are likely predicated upon the instrumentalization of thinking and almost certainly entail thinking's reification: these makings, according to her, are "always paid for, and ... the price is life itself"; the thing, such as the book, ""is always the 'dead letter' in which the living spirit must survive, a deadness from which it can be rescued only when the dead letter comes again into contact with a life willing to resurrect it, although this resurrection of the dead shares with all living things that it, too, will die again"-nick salvato with hannah arendt

how the irish (american) became white (pink on pink on pink on), 2017,

how the irish (american) became white (confused and sad, a flag tangles as it dangles), 2017

how the irish (american) became white (skin brick), 2017

how the irish (american) became white (good luck diaspora bar), 2017

how the irish (american) became white (philadelphia memory for a failed revolution), 2017

the answer is simple: like every generation before, we live in the aftermath.-steven j jackson, 'rethinking repair'

To the extent color consciousness existed among newly arrived immi- grants from Ireland, it was one among several ways they had of identifying themselves. To become white they had to learn to subordinate county, religious, or national animosities, not to mention any natural sympathies they may have felt for their fellow creatures, to a new solidarity based on color bond which, it must be remembered, was contradicted by their experience in Ireland.-Noel Ignatiev, 'how the irish became white'

is it fall yet (late fruiting gold rush apple tree), 2017

is it fall yet (summer draped on fall), 2017

is it fall yet (collapsed pumpkin in winter in america) 2017

is it fall yet (barn owl and mouse), 2017

is it fall yet (a beginning with a stuck ever present ghost), 2017

it's a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space. by waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as fundamental spaciousness-pema chödrön 'when things fall apart'

i want you to know i conducted a war for this, a war to lose my life. i lost it, i lost it. i reduced it to a death canoe, and it still came out as life. -maggie nelson, 'the latest winter'

uttered from the impasse of the present extend from this, cruel optimism's double bind: even with an image of a better good life available to sustain your optimism, it is awkward and it is threatening to detach from what is already not working-lauren berlant, 'on the desire for the political'

various installation views of the exhibition, 'late november' at cornerstone), 2015

doormat #3 (a collaboration of language between me and dead eve: formless), 2015

doormat #2 (a collaboration of language between me and dead eve: privileged tears), 2015

doormat #1 (a collaboration of language between me and dead eve: enough hurting), 2015

prototype: a self is a wall is a self could be a (scrap because this and that and we are the walking dead), 2015

(left than right) prototype: a self is a wall is a self could be a (shirt with camouflage attachment for separation and seeing and being red), prototype: a self is a wall is a self could be a (shirt with camouflage attachment for separation and seeing and being grey), 2015

reenactment proposal: in advance of a rock called leisure #2 (an apartment that offers 8 1/2 hours of uninterrupted sleep during the winter),2014-2015

prototype: deteriorating unworking for becoming heavier than winter (fragmented work shirts becoming shirt sewn shut), 2014

prototype: deteriorating unworking for becoming heavier than winter (grey and mute bleached in hope to approach white and stark but dye don't die but cry do cry ), 2014

prototype: deteriorating unworking for becoming heavier than winter (two holes and a sleeve reaching for the floor in advance of tried, unbecoming more), 2014

prototype: deteriorating unworking for becoming heavier than winter (suspended at falling apart, if only and wholes and pockets could be becoming), 2014

prototype: deteriorating unworking for becoming heavier than winter (in advance of another ghost with a pocket sewn shut full of fragments and debris), 2014

reenactment proposal: in advance of a rock called leisure #1 (i'd rather be watching television) 2014

conscientous machine, 2014

empty boutique (remaining in idle), 2013

prototype: given a broken mechanic (ghost shirt with one displayed defunct pocket and hidden functional pocket in advance of), 2013

prototype: given a broken mechanic (snug t-shirt with interior/exterior pocket in advance of sharing, caring, snaring, and baring), 2013

prototype: given a broken mechanic (cinder block t-shirt made from two pieces of fabric #1), 2013

prototype: given a broken mechanic (grey t-shirt made from bedsheets with large interior pocket in advance of carrying a book read in bed to other less sleepy obligations), 2013

prototype: given a broken mechanic (structured shirt with hidden interior pocket for structured reading instead of structured discussing, avoiding action for words), 2013

prototype: given a broken mechanic (loose fitting t-shirt that falls forward with quilt attachment in advance of pulling brick of old blanket over your face to become autonomous with anxiety), 2013

for the proceedings of becoming a lazy and consolidated ghost (too shy to cry and too dumb to die) proposals for bags, blankets, and things to drape them on, 2013

for the combination of a cutting board, display table, bread line, and sawhorse (a table to be administered as a bread line operated daily for open participation), 2013

prototypes: various messenger, duffle, and drag bags for the sollution of alternative ways of carrying or dragging displayed upon assertive and abscent wall hangers for clothes, bags, and jackets, 2013

grant: if a revolution starts i'd rather be sleeping (don't be scared of the grey wolf sleep set: large blanket, pillow, and pillow case made from pajama pants, t-shirts, bedsheets, buttons and loose fabric in advance of broken rest reassembling anywhere with a large pocket attached for books to read before not) a $50 grant offered to an overworked individual in exchange for sleeping during the duration of the opening, 2013

grant: if a revolution starts i'd rather be sleeping (jersey-t and denim blanket with hinge seam to easily wrap yourself in this blanket of considerable weight to encourage longer rests aided by gravity and pillow case made from towels to dry tears if necessary) a $50 grant offered to an overworked individual in exchange for sleeping during the duration of the opening, 2013

skeletal structure for combination clothing rack and bench for sitting before putting clothes back on (displaying don't be scared of the grey wolf clothing line equipped with solutions for seasonal affective disorder, listlessness, and many pockets for carrying many things), 2013

prototype: don’t be scared of the grey wolf (a shirt made out of towels in advance of rainy days and eating too many carbs), 2013

prototype: don’t be scared of the grey wolf (a shirt made out of bedsheets in advance of becoming a sleepy ghost), 2013

the fastest animal is one of the sleepiest, 2013

koala bears sleep 22 hours a day, 2013

prototype: don’t be scared of the grey wolf (a camouflage jersey in advance of ambient overcast days that leave you hopeless and without enough pockets while retaining the prospect for activity), 2013

prototype: don’t be scared of the grey wolf (a camouflage shirt in advance of ambient overcast days that leave you hopeless and without enough pockets), 2013

prototype: don't be scared of the gray wolf (an extra long skirt made of jersey fabric and pajama pants in advance of lazily carying and a constant reminder of the floor), 2013

the devil is an inept witches broom (too tall to sweep, too tall to fly, too hard to cry, and too dumb to try), 2012

in advance of a bindle stiff becoming a white flag, 2012

sad landscape, 2012

the only indegenous parrot to north america, the carolina parakeet, is extinct 2012

ghost teepee, 2012

polar bear beware, 2012

fiona apple: better then fine, 2011

alanis morissette: that i would be good, 2011

aries: a generosity dismantled for the duty of taking care of a fern, 2011

murdered ghost, 2011

i was drunk when i got here, i plan on being drunk when i leave, 2011

fiona apple sings we are all part of the sad same team, 2011

zach/miracle, 2011

same, 2011

the last passenger pigeon went extinct in the cincinnati zoo, 2011

it feels like failure, 2011

breathing is not helium, 2011

self loathing, 2010

i want nice things, 2010

david spade did not go to chris farley’s funeral, 2010

column, 2010

gold pile, 2010

shhh, 2010

blue cincinnati, 2010

one solid mutiny, 2010

awed!, 2009

i use text as a crutch, 2009

paying me peanuts around here, 2009

i’m not a morning person, 2008

i love life and you can too, 2008

maybe you don’t have to. i made my own world here, I found a way to deal with the bad by going a little overboard with all the good. i just embraced the contradiction. maybe you could too in your own way. maybe you could go and not go. -king ezekiel, the walking dead

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