SAFE HOUSE (1985) A completely safe house, formed by the requirements of fear and by the pressure exerted on its frame by the landscape it contains. It is equipped with Protective Devices, Sensors, Early Warning Systems, Lawn Furniture, and, of course, Decoys. It has multiple redundancies and back-ups. There is no way in and no way out. The remnants of the Safe House are currently limited to some of its devices that have survived the passage of time.
THE FENCE - 1 Singing Alarm (1991) This large graphite drawing was part of an anti-submission for a competition to design a fence for a gated community. This image is from a brochure advertising the appealing and progressive security features of The Fence.
THE FENCE - 2 The Girls Next Door (1991) This large graphite drawing presents two examples of quasi-sentient robotic guardians, seen here installed along the security perimeter and clothed to appear nonchalant and lovely. They are displayed in two active modes: "Girl" on the right in hyper-vigilant surveillance mode, and "Girl" on the left in full alarm mode.
THE BEAUTIES The Beauties (1, 2, &3) are from a competition entry (with Natalija Subotincic) responding to a breathless call for proposals following the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the USA and the USSR. The competition asked, in light of the “peace dividend” we were all about to enjoy, what might be done with America’s empty Atlas ICBM silos. We proposed re-arming for a new kind of enemy, one that is mysterious and impossible to define or locate. These beautiful and powerful new weapons are at once biological and industrial, tuned for immediate response to endo-threat events, etc. etc. They are affectionately know as “The Beauties”.
THE BEAUTIES - 1 Calibration of the Device (1991) large graphite on paper drawing
THE BEAUTIES - 2 The Twins (1991) large graphite on paper drawing
THE BEAUTIES - 3 The Triplets (1991) large graphite on paper drawing
THE PLANT (1990) graphite on paper
Dr. X & Dr. Y (1987) Three graphite drawings on paper from a larger series illustrating the production of sentient bio-mechanical life.
FEEDING TIME AT THE LAB large graphite drawing on paper, also from the Dr. X & Dr. Y series
BUG TREE (1987) graphite on paper
WE SEE THEY HAVE BEEN GENEROUS (1995) large graphite drawing on paper
HER LESSONS IN PRECISION large graphite drawing on paper (2013)
THE GREETING (2013) large graphite drawing on paper
LARGE CLOTH DRAWINGS (1988) A sample from two very large drawings from a series of drawings made on scrolls of sign cotton: more or less a shopping mall.
WIRED 1 (1993) graphite drawing on paper
WIRED-2 (1993) graphite drawing on paper
ROBOT BRIDE AND HER PARROT (2017) colored pencil in/on paper printed photo-collage