Illinois River Project

2006-Present

Acquisition Prototype 1: "Reproducible At Any Nearby Home Depot® Store"

Acquisition Prototype 1: "Reproducible At Any Nearby Home Depot® Store"

Acquisition Prototype 2: "Nearsighted Porcupine"

Acquisition Prototype 2: "Nearsighted Porcupine"

Acquisition Prototype 3: "Vó Bè"

Acquisition Prototype 3: "Vó Bè"

El proyecto Illinois es un proyecto interdisciplinar que tiene como objetivo mejorar las vidas de las personas con antecedentes penales a través de enfrentar la ecología del río Illinois, generando abono y limpiando el suelo contaminado. Estas cuestiones aparentemente dispares están en realidad íntimamente relacionadas y, creo, se entrelazan cíclicamente. Por ser artista tengo la ventaja de trabajar entre diferentes sectores y con diferentes componentes que creo que tendrán un impacto significativo en cada uno de estos circuitos.

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The Illinois River Project is an interdisciplinary project that aims to better the lives of individuals with a criminal record through confronting the ecology of the Illinois River, generating compost and clean up polluted soil. These seemingly disparate issues are actually intimately related and, I believe, are cyclically intertwined. It is my artistic advantage to work with and across different sectors and constituents that I believe will make a meaningful impact to each of these circuits.

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"Conversion Prototype 1.1: 'Ceiling Black Soldier Fly Farm'" 2015

"Conversion Prototype 1.1: 'Ceiling Black Soldier Fly Farm'" 2015

Black Soldier Fly grubs Each mating pair of flies lays 500 eggs

Black Soldier Fly grubs

Each mating pair of flies lays 500 eggs

Study for ¨Conversion Prototype 2: 'Aquaculture System'" 2016

Study for ¨Conversion Prototype 2: 'Aquaculture System'" 2016

"Conversion Prototype 2.2: 'Aquavermipculture System'" 2017

"Conversion Prototype 2.2: 'Aquavermipculture System'" 2017

“Painting Made Safe(r),” advertisement for lead paint in plastic on painted wood, 20 x 30 inches [50,8 x 76,2], 2015    When the health hazards of lead paint were becoming well known, the lead industry began a nationwide propaganda campaign to demure the risks. 

“Painting Made Safe(r),” advertisement for lead paint in plastic on painted wood, 20 x 30 inches [50,8 x 76,2], 2015 

 

When the health hazards of lead paint were becoming well known, the lead industry began a nationwide propaganda campaign to demure the risks. 

“Dried Up Superfund,” soil from Newtown creek superfund site, baked for heavy metal analysis, 6 grams/sample, 2016

“Dried Up Superfund,” soil from Newtown creek superfund site, baked for heavy metal analysis, 6 grams/sample, 2016

 

Explore the history of lead production through Winston Churchill's Story of the Malakand Field Force
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