Billie's Fridge, 2012
Everything from Billie Holiday's grocery list at the Alexander Hamilton Hotel, San Francisco, 1946.
Refrigerator and groceries
Mourning Sleeves, 2011
To sleeve titles in your record collection when a beloved musician passes.
12", 10" and 7" paper record sleeves screen printed with mourning lace
Edition of 5
Lightnin' Wand, 2011
Oak and mahogany conductor's baton buried at Lightnin' Hopkin's grave for 7 days and 7 nights.
Conductor's baton and soil
Wall of Sound (Silent Painting Series), 2010-2012
Beeswax encaustic on MDF exposed at concerts to soak up energy from the performance:
(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)
Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Daniel Johnston, Beach House, The Raveonettes
Wu-Tang Clan, Dan Sartain, Bun B, Frank Fairfield, PJ Harvey
The Magnetic Fields, Girls, Bob Dylan, Clipse, Best Coast
Leonard Cohen, Jack White, Bleached, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Peaches
20, 5"x7" panels
Hand-crank 78 rpm player, Edison Characteristic Negro Medely disc, beeswax encuastic and soil from Sun Ra's grave in Birmingham, Alabama.
I'll Meet You On That Other Shore, 2012
Letters written to various musicians, some returned and some lost.
Letters and photographs
lower panel : Johnny and June Carter Cash, 2011-2012
Grass and rocks gathered at Johnny and June Carter Cash's grave in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and beeswax encaustic on panel.
Boll Weevil Blues, 2011-2012
Cotton gathered in Mississippi along the HWY 61 and beeswax encaustic on panel.
Tumblin' Tumbleweed, 2012
Tumbleweed and beeswax encaustic on panel
Black Flag (Silent Painting Series), 2011
Guilford of Maine acoustic speaker fabric and wood
4, 10"x30" panels
Hoodoo Your Love
"Who Do You Love" 45 RPM record by Bo Diddley, beeswax, wick, jar, honey, binding spell, orris root, rose petals, coriander seed, witch grass & cumin seed.
Nothing Ever Goes Away
Carnations, pins, florist foam, stand.
Wurlitzer 312 jukebox, twelve hand cut 78 RPM records of the following sounds ::
02. X-Ray Black Hole
03. Radio Emissions from Saturn
04. Thunderstorms on Jupiter
05. Plasma Waves on Jupiter
06. The Big Bang
07. Earth Whistlers
08. Lightning on Saturn
09. Earth's Magnetosphere
10. Radio Emissions from Ganymede, Jupiter's Largest Moon
11. Solar Storms
12 Geminid Meteor Shower
All sounds courtesy of the following ::
Prof. Dr. Don Gurnett at NASA and the University of Iowa
Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer at the University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Dr. Edward Morgan at the Center for Space Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Jim Thieman at NASA
Prof. Dr. Mark Whittle at the University of Virginia
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kosovichev at Stanford University
St. James Infirmary Blues
In Avalon, Mississippi at the abandoned Mississippi John Hurt museum.
Blues Masters Series (Soil Crayons)
Beeswax & soil gathered from the grave sites of the following musicians ::
Willie Dixon, Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, IL
Son House, Mt. Hazel Cemetery, Detroit, MI
Blind Willie Johnson, Blanchette Cemetery, Beaumont, LA
Robert Johnson, Little Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Greenwood, MS
Lead Belly, Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Caddo Parish, LA
Blind Willie McTell, Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Thompson, GA
Charley Patton, New Jerusalem Church Cemetery, Holly Ridge, MS
Howlin' Wolf, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, IL
The Endless Drop
Lead Belly Communicator
Wooden mermet pendulum containing soil from Lead Belly's grave at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Caddo Parrish, LA, plexiglass etched with a dowsing talking board and Lead Belly LP resting on four ball jars.
Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone
Sunset at Charley Patton's grave, Holly Ridge, Mississippi.