These works are a hybrid of traditional and new media which include self-portraiture, interactive, and commentary.

These are new media works which include self-portraiture, interactive narratives and other explorations.

These are traditional media media works which include self-portraiture, commentary and abstract expression.


Installation Art: Diverging and Convening Aesthetics, 2005

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David Hilgier and I proposed this installation for the University Avenue Light Rail Station. This collaboration is a hybrid of both design and sculptural aesthetics which was intended to be a work of art that represented the university and neighborhood communities.

          The proposed installation contained two main sculptural elements; four large letter forms and a system of vines that start at the west end of the parking structure, wrap across the front of the building, and finally end at the pedestrian tunnel.


The letters E, F, H, and I would make up the four sculptural letter forms and were selected as a direct result of the names of the four train lines that will pass through the new station when complete. Starting at the west end of the parking structure, the letters E, F, and H will be visible from the outside of the structure. The final letter, I, will be contained within the pedestrian tunnel. The four metal letter forms would be created from the typeface Bodoni, selected for its timeless aesthetic. As a classical and timeless typeface, these letters would not only serve as functional sculptures, their aesthetic would become a metaphoric representation of the traditions of both the University and the neighboring communities which will use the station.


The vine structure of the installation would start from one main branch at the west end of the parking structure. Created out of four metals this main branch would make its way east along the structure and eventually branch out into four separate vines, the number of different train lines that will pass through the station. The different metals for the four branches will be treated in a way so that each branch has a color treatment similar to each of the four colors the train lines use. In weaving their way east along the structure, the vines would intertwine with the letter forms of the installation. The vine structure represents how a community as a whole will use this train station to branch out into the Denver community and neighboring areas. Whether it is the University collective, or the Community collective, each entity starts from a common point. The branches, their movement out from the main steam and their interaction with the letter forms, are meant to represent how this train station will facilitate the spread of different ideas, values, beliefs and ways of life to the greater community of the Denver Metro Area.

          To further the function of the piece contained on the branches, as a textural and informational element, the departure times of each one of the train lines will be formed into the four branches.