I've loved, drawn, and observed animals since childhood.
Untitled watercolor, ink
Dover Street watercolor, ink
Untitled watercolor, ink
Spot Errol watercolor, ink
Sad me, watercolor, ink (sold)
Ravens watercolor, ink
This artist's book is based on the memoir Grayson by long-distance swimmer and my personal hero Lynne Cox. Cox was only 17 when she encountered a baby gray whale off the coast of California. I used watercolor and passages from the book to create a visual narrative out of Cox's text.
Grayson, accordion fold
Grayson, spread 1
Grayson, spread 2
Grayson, spread 3
Grayson, spread 4
I joined the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden after completing my MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design. Between 2008 and 2012, I designed, produced and installed environmental graphics for each of the museum's contemporary and modern exhibits. These are some highlights of my tenure at the Hirshhorn. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work with several artists to realize the graphic components of their work.
Title wall, The Cinema Effect: Dreams. Also designed, produced & installed exhibit graphics. Photo by Lee Stalsworth.
Title wall elevations, The Cinema Effect: Dreams.
Title wall, The Cinema Effect: Realisms. Also designed brochure and exhibit graphics. Photo by Lee Stalsworth.
Title wall, The Cinema Effect: Realisms.
Brochure, The Cinema Effect: Realisms. Photo by Chris Rossi.
Brochure, Guillermo Kuitca: Everything.
Entrance to Guillermo Kuitca: Everything.
Beijing's 2008 Olympic Stadium. I assisted Ai's studio by laying out the photo mural for the Hirshhorn's exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What. Photo by Cathy Carver.
Brochure design for Louise Bourgeoise. Also designed exhibition graphics.
Graphic system for Yves Klein: With the Void. Also designed the brochure for this exhibition.
Under the direction of the artist, I executed his concept for the brochure for Directions: Walead Beshty.
Robert Weiner's A RUBBER BALL THROWN ON THE SEA. Responsible for production and installation.
Arts + Industry Building Construction Fence
I was asked to design a fence cover for the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building while the building underwent renovation. The Arts and Industries Building was built in 1881 in the beaux arts style. My design references the building's architecture details, including its ironwork, the original color palette and a hand-painted pattern from the interior.
Elevations of the south (top) and west (bottom) sides of the fence cover.
The north side of the Arts and Industries Building and fence cover. The cover is only partially installed here.
Here I am in front of the Arts and Industries fence cover. The star motif is featured in the building's central dome.
Close up (left) and aerial (center, right) views of the construction fence.
Elevations of the Arts + Industries Building, showing fence viewing distance.
Wild in the City
I developed and designed the exhibition Wild in the City: The Hidden Life of Philadelphia Animals as a graduate project in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design at The University of the Arts. Wild in the City explored the surprising diversity of animal life in Philadelphia, and encouraged visitors to observe and gather data as citizen scientists.
elevations and isometrics
This series of prints examines the presentation of specimens in a natural history museum, and how attempts to place them in context can result in eerie still lifes.
Ibis and Gull
toe first watercolor, ink
swimming to the surface watercolor, ink
untitled watercolor, ink
climbing up watercolor, ink
studio watercolor, ink
massart watercolor, ink
studio water color, ink
blood on the surface watercolor, ink
I was approached to design the logo for Innoskate 2013, a festival of creativity and skate culture presented by the Lemelson Center at the National Museum of American History. The logo had to straddle the skateboarding and museum worlds, and the winning design incorporated elements from cosponsors the Lemelson Center and the International Association of Skateboard Companies.