In this piece, the artist took photos of his father's body parts when he was extremely close to death from cancer. The artist then took coinciding photos of his own body parts. These photos were taken in the same room at the same time of day with the same lighting. The images were put into an app called Adobe Küler, which extracted color combinations from the photos. These colors were then taken to a paint store to be mixed into house paint. The artist had no part in choosing or creating the actual colors. The paints are displayed on 2 groups of floating shelves, the left hand side being the colors extracted from the father, and the right hand side being the colors extracted from the son, with each shelf representing a body part. From top to bottom, the body parts are hair, brow/eye, mouth/chin, hands, belly, legs, feet. Both the artist and his father are/were colorblind.
Found deer skull, cotton fabric, cotton fiber filling
53" x 13" x 16"
Cotton fabric, found ceramic figurine, rope, wood, polyester fiberfil, Lowe's bucket, model ship, rag paper, pins, Ghostface Killah quotes
Stuffed Colonialism 1 and 2
Found ceramic figurine, foam, twine
20" x 15" x 8"
30" x 12" x 8"
Assorted found objects, wood, vinyl, rope, foam, latex paint
Found ceramic figurine, cotton fabric, polyester fiberfil
14" x 27" x 13"
Dead Hare (After James Ward)
Fabric, Dirt, Rope
A dead stuffed animal, based off a still life painting by James Ward, filled with dirt rather than cotton batting, using a pattern depicting children learning to hunt.
Dead Goose (After William Henry Hunt)
Cotton fabric, wicker basket, dirt
A sculpture based off a still life painting by William Henry Hunt. The fabric print is of an overtaking ivy which slowly chokes and kills its host. A fabric of home, made into a dead stuffed animal filled with dirt rather than cotton batting.