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Red Planet, 2016
French press, miniature plastic Stonehenge model, red tea

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Carrying Case Great for Storing Real Human Skull, 2016
Glass, clock movements, fungus, water, engraved pocketwatch

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Here Comes The Last of the Great Romantics, 2016
Petite baby grand piano prepared with rehydrated Tremella fuciformis. Blood (pig, artist’s own) and drawing ink on handmade paper (cellulose, Tremella fuciformis, Agrocybe aegerita, Nostoc flagelliforme, vermin remains harvested from owl pellets, ground human bone).

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Keep Dreaming Serfs, 2016
Paper, chrysanthemum, rocks, silk ribbon, donkey hide glue

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Complete waste of my time, you didn’t even get eaten alive (Garbage Woman), 2016
Boom mic stand, sheet music grip, eagle catcher, PVC tubing, leather cord, rubber cord, velvet ribbon, steel chain, garbage bags, tape, IV drip, Erlenmeyer flask, rocks, broken lighter, torn receipt, raccoon penis bones, watch movements, magnets, rust, water. Blood (pig, artist’s own) on handmade paper (cellulose, Tremella fuciformis, Agrocybe aegerita, Nostoc flagelliforme, vermin remains harvested from owl pellets, ground human bone).

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And yes, the skulls spin and slide, side to side (Garbage Man), 2016
IV stand, sheet music grip, IV bag, PVC tubing, leather cord, rubber cord, ribbon, steel chain, garbage bags, tape, IV drip, rocks, miniature plastic Stonehenge, clock movements, watch movements, raccoon penis bone, magnets, rust, water. Blood (pig, artist’s own) on handmade paper (cellulose, Tremella fuciformis, Agrocybe aegerita, Nostoc flagelliforme, vermin remains harvested from owl pellets, ground human bone)

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Expenditure of the Gods
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Through Practice it is Possible to Perceive Every Object as an Enemy,
 2016
Rodent breeding cages, lucky bamboo, snake handling hooks, cardboard, hardware, dried chrysanthemum, pendant.

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Untitled, 2016
Conductor baton

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Untitled (Roses) [partial installation view], 2016
Toilet paper, ash made from a dozen red roses 

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Untitled [sink and bathroom installation view], 2016
Mirror, sinks, dandelions, resin, bathroom stalls, vinyl stickers, toilets
Master’s Chambers [monitor in bathroom stall], 2016
Video game walkthrough
I Enjoyed The Hell Out of It, 2016
Plunger, scorched baby’s breath

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Please Don’t Eat Me, 2015
Dustpan, scorpion specimens, hand broom

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Alain’s Document, 2014
Digital c-print, nylon webbing, diamond-tread aluminum, rubber, wood, hardware

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Alain’s Document II (Lucifer Pastel Super Soul Sucker), 2015
Digital c-print, printed nylon webbing, diamond-tread aluminum, rubber, wood, hardware

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Avicularia avicularia, 2015
Toy piano, manila rope, clocks, polyester rope, candles, vinyl, hardware

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Lament Config. (Inceptis, Jouhetis), 2015
Metronome, 3d-printed nylon, revolving mirrored base, wood, steel

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Moonlight Sonata (Woman in the Dunes), 2015
Digital print on aluminum, steel, hardware

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Ophelia (Woman in the Water), 2015
die-cut flip flops

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Perfume Area, 2015
Prose co-authored with Laurel Schwulst. 84 pages, perfect bound, gatefold map, bookmark.
Published by Ambient Works.

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Air Dried in Standing Position, 2015
acid-etched Brannock device, rubber, polyester resin, bandage, preserved raven claw

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F-Hole (Dirty Couch, Dirty Lamp), 2015
digital print, sueded matboard, frame

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At Dawn a Donkey Sobbing, 2015
abandoned hornet nest

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b. 1989, based in New York.

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