site of friction + placemaking

FENCES 2018 Oil paint, leaves, food wrapper, canvas

ROOTED IN CURIOSITY and attention to place, the ArtFarm Observing Sites of Friction series turns to the margins and informal edges of urban space to notice ever-emerging forms of creativity. By mixing notions of landscape and contamination, discarded material, and layered images, the series displays a journey to understand the Somerville ArtFarm, a 2.1-acre site of former a waste transfer station and trash incinerator, which now awaits further construction to become a community-visioned innovative, sustainable, and inclusive outdoor common space. 
OBSERVING SITES of FRICTION intends to raise curiosity about the ways in which we come to know places, and acknowledge the messy, undefined, and temporary qualities of our surroundings. 
WATERSHED 2019 Oil paint, plastic produce bags, canvas
ASPIRATIONS UN-MAPPED 2018-19 Oil paint, plastic mesh produce bag, aluminum foil, canvas
NOT ART 2019 Oil paint, plastic produce bag, dried ancho stems and seeds, canvas
CURIOSITY, BLEAKNESS & JOY 2018-19 Oil paint, orange granules, canvas
CONTAINER deCOMPOSITION 2019 Oil paint, foam insulation, canvas
HIDDEN CREATURES in the LANDSCAPE 2019 Oil paint, plastic mesh produce bag, food wrapper, leaf, canvas
A PARTICULAR MATTER (right panel) 2019 Oil paint, orange granules, canvas
A PARTICULAR MATTER (left panel) 2019 Oil paint, orange granules, canvas
Observing Sites of Friction | Tower Gallery, Tufts University
April-May 2019