Project 1776 Landscape Installation Series
I am a Painter, Designer and Landscape Installation artist. I began my training at Parsons School of Design in New York City. I spent three years in Paris, loving the aesthetic and lifestyle so much I consequently chose to complete my Parsons studies there. After returning to the East Village and living and working there for a good while, I packed up my city life and spent the last few years traveling to California's Topanga Canyon, Dallas Texas, Asheville NC, the Providence area, beautiful Cape Cod and now the Treasure Coast, all with the intention of exploring the country, its history and cultures and continuing the 1776 Photographic Series in various art forms. Through these travels and exploration, I stumbled upon a whole new and fascinating design world of Kitchen and Bath interiors that has captured my mind and imagination.
Photo Series Background:
Presented here in photographic form, the Landscape Installation series are created on location all over the United States and are comprised of many thousands of images. The first Landscape Installation began back in 2002 and has developed slowly and organically over the years. The Summer of 2011 marks the first time any of the Stories have appeared 'publicly'.
In October of 2010, The first Landscape Installation Series that would come to be known as 'Project 1776' began at a secret location along the shores of southern New Jersey. The 'Flight of the Falconers' Series was the first of many that would take place on the East Coast Revolutionary War lands, the ancient estuaries of the Lenape people. In 2010, the Project 1776 series traveled to the islands of Kauai and Oahu, later returning to California and additional mainland locations, several in the outlying towns of Dallas, Texas. After some time spent in the historic areas surrounding Asheville, North Carolina - Lake Lure, Black Balsam Knob, Maggie Valley and Sylva, Robin Hood appeared along the southern East Coast at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Late Summer 2019 marked the venturing out with a whole new crew to Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island in Savannah, Georgia - a place steeped in ancient history as well as connections to the Civil War and the American, Haitian and French Revolutions. In early 2020, the crew then headed up to New England, the beginnings of the Revolutionary War, so it was a full circle moment with deep reflection. Providence and Cape Cod joined in as very special locations for the photo shoots during a very heavy time in our human history. Here we are now on the Atlantic Coast of Florida and a new photo shoot is brewing. Once again, history unknown lands the spot. It's an incredible time to be alive!
The Photos presented are 'Stills' taken from Landscape Installation Series created between 2003-2022. The Stories have been inspired by our present world, within the archaeology & astronomy of our ancient myths, legends & histories. Each Installation builds on the previous, with characters interacting and often moving between different landscapes.
As with all true myths, there is no end and no beginning. There is only the Story. Within the interweaving of the mysteries, worlds of possibility open up. As each myth crosses over to the next, this interaction or cross section produces new realities. It is a glance towards the future unfolding - to a place unknown and ever changing, one of Hope, Love and Healing.
Each Landscape Installation was created on location and in transit. Each Story is made up of many hundreds of stills, totaling in the thousands, and here you will find a small selection of images. The Photo stills stand as individual artworks but the final pieces are considered in their entirety as groups of Photo Installation, Painting, Large Scale Sculpture and Video.