In a time of social distancing, taking my work outside just made sense. Using a grid-based design process, I'm creating site-specific installations of hundreds of utility marker flags. Over time, the elements of air and water undermine these orderly arrangements: the steel stakes rust, the flags are undone by the breeze.

Sluice
2020
Landscaping flags
12" x 48" x 192"

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Blue landscaping flags sluice across the lawn, dropping from 12" to 8" at the apex of this site-specific installation. When the wind ruffles the 500+ flags, it's like water coursing over the landscape.

Sluice
2020
Landscaping flags
12" x 48" x 192"
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Water Hole
2020
Landscaping flags
8" x 156" x 48"

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The 600+ flags in this installation are like a troop of 8" characters marking time in response to the wind. The title plays off the meaning of the flag colors in their everyday use on construction sites, where blue signifies "potable water" and white signifies "proposed excavation."

Water Hole
2020
Landscaping flags
8" x 156" x 48"

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