A solar powered outdoor sculpture. It has been exhibited in several Southern Califronia venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Luis de Jesus Seminal Projects, and the Wingnall Museum of Contemporary Art.
Filings is an exploration of the disassociating effect of our technology. In this case, I was interested in the way our perception of the landscape changes when an unseen resource is discovered. A found filing cabinet contains mechanical dioramas depicting various techniques of extracting oil. The top three drawers take the viewer on a quick tour through the development of oil harvesting technology. All the dioramas were constructed from scraps from the wood studio, including a solid core door. The piece is powered by a solar panel mounted on the back of the cabinet which charges batteries within. To view the dioramas one looks through a door peephole mounted in the drawer front and then slides the latch lever to the side to activate the lights and motors.