12’ x 40’ x 30’
Mixed media (woodcut and collagraph prints, dyed fabric, assembled wood and metal, personal relics, house paint, sound recordings from the Union Pacific Railroad, 1000 printed playing cards...)
"The Red Room" was a part of a 3 room interactive, sensory installation for my MFA exhibition: Pathways to Place and Identity: a Visual Expression of Memory and Experience. It expresses aspects of my interior and exterior landscape at the time: 2009, Pocatello Idaho.
Three-channel audio and sculpture installation composed of televisions, antennas, radios, rosaries handmade out of telephone wire, spiritual artifacts, photographs and letters, psychiatric hospital files, bricks, roofing shingles, clothing, and recordings taken from various sites associated with home or family. Audio: (1) sound of a burning building permeates the space (2) sound of singing comes from and air vent--as if heard from another room (3) periodically an evangelical preacher speaking in tongues pierces the air, from an unplugged tube radio.
In response to a 2010 suicide bomb in alumna Ambreen Butt’s native Pakistan, she created the installation/sculpture I Am My Lost Diamond for Realms of Intimacy at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center in 2011. It constituted over 20,000 casts of fingertips and toes that were installed directly on a 13′ x 70′ wall.