laser-cut paper
Image of plane in trees created with laser cut paper


In this series of laser-cut paper, installations, and data visualizations, the focus is on the collapse of the infrastructure that supports our current cultural phylogenesis. It is a paleontological observation from the future, where our plastic detritus has become fossilized, where the technology we glorify has become primeval and a sequestered Nature is restored. Inspired by cataclysmic events such as Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami; many of these pieces serve as reminder of forces at play on our earth.

These pieces begin as stained paper which is then laser cut and framed by pressing under glass. The floating frame allows the laser cut’s shadow to fall on the wall behind the image. These pieces are ready to hang, but an alternate, site-specific exhibit of unframed laser-cuts is another possible way of exhibiting the work.


2023 NOWOH 15th Annual Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition, BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green, OH *honorable mention


2019 Stratigrapha, solo show, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA


2016 Art for Change, Center for the Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


2016 Over the Verrazano/Art Show, Peck’s Arcade, Troy, NY


2016 The Crossroads: An Underground Experimental Pop-Up Arts Exhibition, Albany, NY


2015 Art At City Hall 2015 Autumn Invitational, Aurora City Hall, Aurora, IL


2015 Windflowers and Carbocarium, Blind Date, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL


2015 Jet Star Sandy, Works from Around the State, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


2015 Stratigrapha, solo show, Water Street Galleries, Batavia, IL


2014 Art at Work, Suburban Tire Auto Repair Center, St. Charles, IL


2014 neXt Gallery, Charlie’s Center for the Arts, St. Charles, IL


2014 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


2014 Spring Show, Water Street Galleries, Batavia, IL


2011 NIU Faculty Biennial, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL


2007 Figures in the Landscape, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy NY