Section 1

Personal Work

Between Other Places
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Beacon I
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Home
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Canals
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Geography of Nowhere
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Occident
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Overlook
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
Beacon II
CMYK Screen Print, Digital 3D render
2017
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At first everything feels very new and clean. There is a sort of innocuousness to this sterility. Nothing about this world is very new, but it’s new to me. Like a used car. I was in a diner in a superstore. In my memory, it had a purgatory-like cleanliness. It was like a McDonald’s- it borrowed their aesthetics of polished red plastic and the crusty yellow/brown of fried food. The cleanness and newness made me think it was a special occasion. My parents were sitting on one side of the table, I was sitting on the other. When my dad left the Army, my parents were broke. Growing up, they often argued about money. There was a sort of safety to this public space. The memory has almost completely faded.
Used Car World
3D Animation
2018
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The relationship between space and memory is an interesting one. Of the space: One day it was probably not ours, and one day it will probably be not ours again. A used car world. It is true for the spaces in which we live, as much as it is true for the atoms in our bodies. But just for a little while the space feels like a part of us, so we make it a part of us.

The cigarette smoke in my parents’ house is so thick it’s like water. The living room has its own toxic atmosphere. When you breath it in it’s like breathing in their time in that space.

Second Hand
3D Animation
2018
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My next door neighbor lived in that same neighborhood when he was a child. He grew up there, and as an adult he moved into a little ranch bungalow a few blocks away. He had a wife, and a child who was about my age. We were best friends going up, and most of the memories of my early childhood revolve around the landscape of our combined yards. I remember convening at the power line that was stuck into the ground in the corner of his yard.

His father took meticulous care of that yard. Our families were very different. My dad worked all night, and slept all day. My neighbor and his son would play catch, bike around the neighborhood together, etc.

He and his wife suddenly got divorced, and she moved away with their child. He was left with his dog and his lawn. Like a country song. He still lives in that house today.

My other next door neighbor was also a meticulous lawn keeper. That was all I knew of him growing up. He didn’t have any family, never saw any friends. He had mutton chops. That’s pretty much it.

Every few summers my dad would set up a swimming pool on the side of the yard nearest to this neighbor’s shed. One summer he hung himself in that shed. The police would later find a loaded gun and piles of unpaid bills in his house.

Apparently his body was hanging there for a while, the neighbors across the street were alerted by the smell, and they came to check up on him. I’ve returned to this space many times, even in dreams. Even now, watching the frame buffer decode these memories, wondering if he was hanging there while me and my brothers were playing in the pool. All we could smell was chlorine.

Greener Pastures
3D Animation
2018
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There were never enough Cashiers open. When we were standing in line you would play the claw machine in the dingy little department store arcade. You won so many stuffed animals that you had to build a shelf for them all. You could not stand waiting. That’s all you can do now. You were proud of what you though was skill, but I think you often confused skill with luck.
Gambler’s Fallacy
3D Animation
2018
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My Mom is from Germany. She was born in the east during the cold war, and her family escaped over the Berlin wall in the late 50s when she was still a baby.

Growing up, my mom was a house keeper at a hotel attached to an Airport. This is the last time she had a job. I think there was a joy in that independence. It was also the last time I remember her being happy. My dad would pick us up from school, and then we would drive out of town to the airport and wait for my mom to get off work. These were the days when you could wander idly around an airport terminal for hours without raising any suspicion. We would sit and watch the airplanes take off and land.

Living around building and trees that always obscure the horizon, vast spaces have always fascinated me.

Terminus
3D Animation
2018
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When I was very little, the boundary of bicycle exploration was a main street a few block down. This was a rule established by my parents. In retrospect I guess it was just an honor system thing, but I took it for law as a child. But I figured out a loophole. If I used the canals- artificial, concrete drainage ditches that pervaded the city- I could go under the busy main roads. Me and my friends spent a lot of our childhood exploring these canals. Part of this system ran right behind my parent house.

A few miles down, the canals run through the empty fields were a cotton mill once stood. The mill burned down, and the city built a highway interchange. There is something enduring about this space. The strange solitude of being in the middle of a city, and yet all alone. The car, like other technology, can magnify the space between people. The cars on the highway are avatars, but feel impossibly far away.

Low Road
3D Animation
2018
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One of my earliest memories. Almost completely gone. I think I thought it was the future. One day everyone would have a wall of TVs in there home.
Or maybe- in some child-like metric- it was a measure of success or value. The more TVs you own the more valuable you are.
Look at me now.

I was in a Postal Exchange on a military base. This is pretty much a standard department store, but run by the military. My parents shopped there because it was sales-tax free. In one corner of the base they had mattresses, groceries and walls of TVs- in another they had nuclear fallout shelters, as far as the eye can see.

Rerun
3D Animation
2018
Refrain 1: Backyard Memory
Virtual Reality Scene
2017
Refrain 2: TV Aisle Memory
Virtual Reality Scene
2017
Void
VR Game
2017
Dog Days
VR Game
2018
Homunculus (Work in Progress)
3D Animation Short Film
2019

Section 2

Student Work

Digital Collage Assignment
2015
Digital Collage Assignment
2016
Digital Collage Assignment
2015
Digital Collage Assignment
2016
Vector Drawing Assignment
2016
Digital Collage Assignment
2017
Digital Collage Assignment
2017
Digital Collage Assignment
2017
Vector Graphic Icons Assignment
2018
Vector Graphic Icons Assignment
2018
Vector Graphic Icons Assignment
2018
Vector Graphic Icons Assignment
2018
Frame Animation Assignment
2018
Frame Animation Assignment
2018
Frame Animation Assignment
2018
Frame Animation Assignment
2018
Frame Animation Assignment
2018
Video Editing Assignment
2018
Video Editing Assignment
2018
Video Editing Assignment
2017