Recent Work > Der Yiddisher Cowboy

36.8286° N, 116.4364° W (Kapporet)
Wood, Concrete, Gold Leaf, Ash, Steel
2.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits
2018
Myth Of The West (Genesis 32:22-31)
Plywood, LED lighting, House Paint, Ebonized Ash Wood, Rubber, Pine, Cactus, Artificial Flower
20”x 33”x 45”
2018
For Solomon Bibo
Ply, Spray texture, House Paint, Found Ceramics, Laser Etched Leather
30”x46”x9”
2018
Teffelin
Laser Etched Leather
2018
Gateway/Mezuzah
Wood, Spray Texture, House Paint, Rabbit Fur, Bee Pollen
54”x10”x 5”
2018
Kansas, 1943
Family Photo, Whittled Arrow, Found Cloth Scrap, Painted Frame
14”x 10”x .75"
2018
Der Yiddisher Cowboy
Digital Print, Found Photo, Death Certificate, Brass Tie Clip, Cherry Wood Frame
30" x 14”x .75"
2018

These objects are physical embodiments of the deep ambivalence around my familial history and personal embrace and revulsion around mythologies of Cowboys, Judaism, and the American West. They sit in between the spaces of architecture and sculpture, between functional, performative, and static, seeking to tackle this difficult space with both humor and rigor. Through traditional craft, found object, and conceptual building, I’m seeking to complicate and call into question multiple narratives of claiming, othering, and expansion.