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Distill #4

2015, 10” x 13” x 9”, cast iron with rust patina, photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.

Distill #22
       
     
Distill #22

2015, brass with plating, photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.

Distill #13
       
     
Distill #13

2015, cast iron, chrome, rust,  photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.

Distill #2
       
     
Distill #2

2015, cast iron with rust patina, photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.

Distill #8
       
     
Distill #8

2015, cast iron, chrome, rust, photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.

 

Distill #16
       
     
Distill #16

2015, 8" x 8" x 6", cast iron with rust patina and enamel, photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.

Distill #3
       
     
Distill #3

2015, brass, photo credit: Arts/Industry Program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co.

Ancient flora such as conifer, lichen, ginkgo, and ferns were placed inside cardboard boxes and arranged with miniature furniture to create small-scale dioramas. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, these uncanny scenarios were molded in resin bonded sand and filled with molten brass or iron. This casting process at once created replicas and destroyed the landscapes, translating vignettes into fossilized depictions of the Anthropocene era.