🥚Thanks to everyone who came by to see my "blueprints + origins" installation today! Last chance to see these artworks in their site-specific context is 10am-4pm tomorrow or message me if you'd like a private viewing Mon/Tues
80 Red River Street, Apt 320 (gate code 8521)
blueprints + origins is a site-specific #installation reflecting the #iconography and ideals rooted in the neighborhood surrounding 80 Red River Street in Austin, Texas during the final days before the Villas On Town Lake complex— the place the artist has called home for over 11 years — is demolished. Spanning from the property’s history as a meat and poultry plant, to its future projected state as a high-rise, these #artworks memorialize public and private #mythologies in #flux . Drawing from residences’ reflections of the neighborhood’s history - wild chickens escaping slaughter to become free food for locals; a lone, legendary guinea fowl named #Geraldine roaming the streets who remains memorialized in a Rainey Street microbrew and hotel restaurant; the renaming of Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake; and the biblically-charged “#Genesis ” name synonymous with “origin” of the real estate company executing the site’s next #transformation — to personal accounts embodying notions of #migrations and tribes, these artworks iconize the egg as a ubiquitous #lifecycle symbol.
#blueprints + #origins aesthetically deconstructs the #psychologicallandscape of living amidst constant #construction sites — including crumpled photo copies, suspended particles, hyper-saturated reflexite mesh, digitally rendered future dwellings, and collapsing geometric forms. Everyday domestic materials comprise the artworks, from aluminum foil and plastic sculptures to a bedroom installation of 111 sun prints of eggs, steeped in a modern take on the ancient #tempura#painting style by combining egg yolks with household derivatives such as lipstick, glitter, baby powder, wine, cough medicine, and more.
This project is supported in part by the City of a Austin Cultural Arts Division and sponsored by Big Medium @bigmediumaustin @cityofaustinarts 🥚
T E M P U R A!! One of the greatest surprises of our trip around Japan...which has just finished. Tiny little restaurant, no english menu, no reviews in TA... but what an experience and what an amazing tempura! Tempura prepared in front of us, with still living shrimps, amazingly pure and strong taste of every ingredient, no oily at all, very good service...Don’t be afraid of going out of the beaten track!!! #kyoto#tempura#foodie#nonerasentempo#honeymoon