Cinched
       
     
Icon of the West
       
     
From Touch I Learned
       
     
From Touch I Learned (detail)
       
     
Treasure
       
     
Treasure (detail)
       
     
Dozed (front view)
       
     
Dozed (side view)
       
     
Object of Contention
       
     
Object of Contention
       
     
Hanging in the Balance
       
     
Hanging in the Balance (detail)
       
     
Cinched
       
     
Cinched

Mining artifact and early 1900s waist cincher

2017

Icon of the West
       
     
Icon of the West

Mining artifacts and antique hair piece

2017

From Touch I Learned
       
     
From Touch I Learned

Handmade velvet book, antique desk and chair.

Viewers are invited to sit at the desk and page through the book.

2017

Handmade velvet book, with printed images sourced from the Isaac S. Smith collection at the Park County Local History Archives in Fairplay, Colorado. The book, through touch and visual images, tells part of the story of the Smith family, particularly that of the youngest daughter, Ruth. Her unexpected death had a profound impact on the family, whose story I learned from researching the collection, and through the privilege of touching and reading family documents that were kept for over a century.

From Touch I Learned (detail)
       
     
From Touch I Learned (detail)

Detail of handmade velvet book.

Viewers are invited to have a seat at the desk and page through to book.

Treasure
       
     
Treasure

Hand hewn beam from the late 1800s, placer gold from Fairplay, Colorado

2017

Treasure (detail)
       
     
Treasure (detail)

Image showing one of the nuggets of gold embedded in the beam.

2017

Dozed (front view)
       
     
Dozed (front view)

Artifacts unearthed from a bulldozed pile near a mining site undergoing a “reclamation” effort – many dated to the late 1800s

Dimensions variable

2014

Dozed (side view)
       
     
Dozed (side view)

View of artifacts as they are positioned off the wall.

Dimensions variable

2014

Object of Contention
       
     
Object of Contention

Wood, rope, artifacts, photographs from the London Mountain mining district printed on fabric

2014

Object of Contention
       
     
Object of Contention

Detail

Hanging in the Balance
       
     
Hanging in the Balance

Wood, rope, monitor looping digital images from a historic Colorado mining site, artifacts (some dated to the late 1800s)

2014

Hanging in the Balance (detail)
       
     
Hanging in the Balance (detail)

Detail showing suspension pulley and artifacts.

2014