Portfolio > Takings, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY 2012

Takings is a new site-specific and interactive installation sited at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY that critiques the use of eminent domain while promoting an emergent system.
ceramic, wood, wire rope, found ladder, cable ties, collage, oval threaded connectors, wire nut connectors
8 x 21 x 31’

When entering the gallery, the viewer is confronted with a boarded up architectural fragment. The back side of this structure is displayed here. The boards are comprised of planks of plywood and ceramic castings of shipping pallets. The castings highlight the economic motivation of developments and how the Takings Clause denies access to the displaced.