After Bar combines cultural objects with ancient flora, juxtaposing artifacts from a proto-political space - the tavern, with examples of early diverging plants that have survived multiple mass extinctions. The incorporation of prehistoric flora alludes to the duality of existence: impermanence of the present and the persistence of life. Bottles, coasters and drinking vessels are strewn across several tiers that are bisected by a Doric column, an emblem of canonical order that bridges architecture and the human posture. After Bar is pierced by a cycad, shading the anthropogenic residue beneath.
Culture was often defined in taverns, which were usually the first public building constructed in towns and a sanctioned center for public assembly. The role of tavern keeper was often preparatory for political careers, cementing a position of power within society.
After Bar was commissioned for a private residence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.