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Inverted Bird Blind, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, Tennessee, USA, 2017 Inverted Bird Blind, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, Tennessee, USA, 2017

Inverted Bird Blind is a box made of salvaged timber, placed in the rural landscape of central Tennessee. A slit in one of the sides reveals paintings of seventy-two species of bird, recorded by the artist on the 175 acres of Yellow Bird Artscape. In a traditional bird blind the observer's gaze is directed outward; Inverted Bird Blind directs the gaze inward. Rather than enabling close range observation of wild birds, Inverted Bird Blind enables scrutinization of the birdwatcher's mind. Curated by David Wood.

    
    
    
Virgo Rising, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, Tennessee, USA, 2016Virgo Rising, Yellow Bird Artscape, Woodbury, Tennessee, USA, 2016

The event Virgo Rising was aimed at evoking a strong sense of place, honoring the fall equinox of 2016. A 1300 foot line of solar-charged lights, running due east-west, connected the points of sunrise and sunset on the day of the equinox. A natural limestone slab with an astronomical engraving remains as a permanent element, embedded in the soil. A collaboration with Emily C. Thomas.

    
    
    
    
    
    
Magnetic Alignment, Van Eyck orphanage, Amsterdam, NLD, 2016Magnetic Alignment, Van Eyck orphanage, Amsterdam, NLD, 2016

The 2016 thesis exhibition of Sandberg Instituut (partly) took place in the famous Amsterdam orphanage by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. After noting that the geographical position of the building obeyed the arbitrary pattern of city streets, I proposed a "correction" of van Eyck's design by rotating the building seven degrees, lining it up with Earth's magnetic field. The rotation was visualized in blue lines on the floor of the building, in schotch blue tape and chalk.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
Mount Zuidas, City of Amsterdam, NLD, 2016Mount Zuidas, City of Amsterdam, NLD, 2016

Highrise buildings have been discovered by animal species such as the peregrine falcon, whose range was originally restricted to mountains and cliffs. The public art project Mount Zuidas revolved around the concept of the city as alpine habitat. Visitors were invited to experience a falcon flight in virtual reality, previously recorded by a GPS unit attached to a live falcon. A falcon mask was worn over virtual reality goggles, so that participants were transformed into a therianthrope for the duration of the flight. In the botanical garden Botanische Tuin Zuidas, lava rocks were attached to an exterior wall, serving as a prototype for the concept of Probiotics for Public Space. The porous, water-retaining rocks form the growth base for microbes, plants, fungi and invertebrates, building the urban ecosystem from the bottom up. Mount Zuidas was made possible by a grant from the City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Zuid. The project occurred in the context of the Cure Master at Sandberg Instituut, of which the artist was a student. Generous support by TAAK, Natalie Jeremijenko, Emily C. Thomas, Emily IJzerman, Richard Sale, Arthur V. Boer and Lukas Engelhardt.

    
    
    
    
Bird blind, polder IJdoorn, Durgerdam, NLD, 2014Bird blind, polder IJdoorn, Durgerdam, NLD, 2014

Bird blind for a wetland north of Amsterdam, commissioned by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten. Constructed by Jorrit Vijn, photo by Elmer van der Marel.

    
    
    
Jigsaw chair, 2007-2012Jigsaw chair, 2007-2012

CNC routed phenolic plywood.

    
    
Ant Trail, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP, 2008Ant Trail, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP, 2008

Installation. Collages of digital video stills, printed on photo paper (c-print), reconstructing pathways of ants and other creatures of the Surinam rainforest.

    
    
    
City of Glass, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam, NLD, 2007City of Glass, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam, NLD, 2007

Installation with shishas (water pipes) for opening ceremony of art space Meneer de Wit. Blown glass, silicon tube, water, tobacco (pipes), laboratory glass, perspex, water, fluorescent light, mdf, black paint (table).

    
    
Modular furniture, 2006Modular furniture, 2006

Prototype. Salvaged cardboard, mdf, threaded rod, cast iron lever.

    
    
    
    
Alpha black/white, 2007.Alpha black/white, 2007.

Two prototypes on the intersection of furniture and sculpture, made possible by a grant from Sofa Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Steel frame, expanded rubber, polyurethane rubber (black), cardboard, glass fiber, epoxy (white).

    
    
    
    
    
    
Birdwalk, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NLD, 2004 Birdwalk, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NLD, 2004

Collages of video stills, recreating the pathways of songbirds, and bamboo models of canopy walkways. Undergraduate thesis project, Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

    
    
Untitled, Landjuweel, Ruigoord, NLD, 2003Untitled, Landjuweel, Ruigoord, NLD, 2003

Attempting to make wide open space palpable. Installation, intersecting rows of bamboo sticks with white latex paint markings.