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“Like A Moth To Flame”, 2014, size variable, outdoor installation

Flys tied with glow-in-the-dark materials and lit with black light (outdoor lantern bulbs were replaced with black light bulbs)

DownStreet Art Festival, North Adams, MA


“Camouflage”, 2002, size variable, public installation

Dead insects and bird altered with camouflage tape, installed around the Skowhegan office doorway in Skowhegan, Maine

“Dragonflys”, 2013, size variable, public installation

Installed in the flora surrounding the Conservatory of Flowers

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

“Drawing Water II”, 2014, public performance, 3 hours

I cast a flyrod with a fly dipped in glow-in-the-dark paint in an alley below the installation, “Like A Moth To Flame”

DownStreet Art Festival, North Adams, MA


“Drawing Water”, 2013, public performance, 3 hrs

I cast a fly rod with a fly dipped in chalk paint, creating a drawing on the walkway.

SkowheganPERFORMS, juried show of Skowhegan alumni, Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY.


“Drawing Water”, 2013, public performance, 3 hrs

I cast a fly rod with a fly dipped in chalk paint, creating a drawing on the walkway.

SkowheganPERFORMS, juried show of Skowhegan alumni, Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY.


“Creating Flow”, 2013, public intervention, 3 months

Once a week, in a park near my house in San Francisco, I cast over an asphalt gutter. I used traditional fly-tying materials (deer hair and hen saddle feathers that had been dipped in chalk paint) as my brushes.  

“The Hatch II”, Ink Painting on paper, 168”H x 40”W, 2017

Performance residue made by casting with a fly rod and a fly dipped in ink before each cast.

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