Transmute III

Animation | 8:36 | 2022 – 2024

Transmute III is the second to be completed of a three part series of animations produced by capturing images revealed when sanding through blocks of diaristic materials that were (de/re)constructed from scientific laboratory notebooks. Pages from the notebooks are interleaved with objects and materials associated with experiments, experimental subjects and events that occur within the timespan presented on the pages. The resultant block of material is obliterated during the sanding.

canvas wrapped board
laboratory notebooks
zebra finch feathers (Taeniopygia guttata)
Anna’s hummingbird feathers (Calypte anna)
150 Mile House cliff swallow feathers (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Dre’s diagram
Ace bandage
bird seed
metallic thread
acrylic paint
Vancouver lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
Mudge Island sage (Salvia officinalis)
my hair
aluminum foil
mica powder
oil pastel
Vancouver Sitka spruce bark (Picea sitchensis)
Vancouver profusion beautyberry (Callicarpa bodinieri)
Derek’s eye drawing
sumi ink
reagent labels
indexing tabs
dust from Title Unknown
dust from Transmute II
fabric dye
Mudge Island bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), and daisy (Bellis perennis) dried and pressed inside The Body Keeps the Score

Remnant Objects

Dust | 12″ x 18″ x 4.75″ | 2022 – 2024