Mechanical Engineering + Art + Apparel Design
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Forest Beadroom at WHQ

 1/12th Scale Artificial Forest Bedroom

From 1998-2003 I had a studio workspace at the “World Headquarters” on Capital Hill in Seattle, Washington. I transformed my space into an artificial forest in January 2000 using artificial Christmas trees purchased on post-holiday clearance from Goodwill. I also incorporated astroturf, flat black painted walls and ceiling and an artificial fireplace insert modified into a campfire. In 2012 I decided to recreate that space, including my books, computer, art supplies, and more, in miniature since I didn’t have any photographs of the original installation.

World Headquarters    wood,  Papier-mâché , fabric, acrylic paint, plastic film, light bulb, electrical wire.    11” x 16” x 16”, 2012.

World Headquarters

wood, Papier-mâché, fabric, acrylic paint, plastic film, light bulb, electrical wire.

11” x 16” x 16”, 2012.

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I set up a sleeping bag by the campfire in the ring of trees, which served as my bedroom for a time.

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Before setting up the trees I moved my workspace and all of my studio supplies into the closet.

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