Volkskayak built at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. At the end of the summer, the kayak was moved out of the studio to a local residence and sold within the community.
Photo: Marc Holland
For Sale (2000)
Five Adirondack chairs made from pine, set up in the backyard of the 536 artist collective in Vancouver. Flyers were posted around the area to sell the chairs at roughly the cost of materials plus labour.
Wheelbarrow For Sale (2003)
For the Kingston Sculpture Biennial, three cedar wheelbarrows made from kits were placed near the Rondout. One was vandalized and had to be removed, while the remaining two did not sell.
Photo: Carrie Snyder
Dinner Cruise Raffle (2003)
A raffle proposed for the Float exhibition series at Socrates Sculpture Park. Three model boats with associated prizes, including a cruise and dinner were raffled off. Vending is prohibited in the park, but 100 tickets were given away.
Photo: Trevor Stafford
D.U.M.B.O. Blockade (2003)
Wooden blockade built as part of the 2003 D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival. The taxi that drove me from Home Depot in Red Hook to Front and Adams Street waited as I built the blockade, and was paid accordingly.
Churches of New Jersey (2004)
Wooden models of three churches in New Jersey, including Newark, Brick Church and East Orange. The models were situated around a piece of Mission furniture on which various scroll-saw woodwork projects and homemade mints were arranged. All of the objects were priced according to the cost of materials and an hourly wage.
Photo: Tara Ruth
Jugo de Piña (2006)
Proposal for the Deitch Art Parade 2006, providing free pineapple juice to viewers. The wagon tipped over near my apartment in Flatbush, and was unable to continue. It was great to see Manhattan by bike, though.
A Thousand Years To Live (2008)
Exhibition of furniture and objects based on various designs, including those from the Shakers and myself. Pieces were sold according to the cost of materials and labour. The title for the show refers to a quote from Mother Ann Lee, one of the Shakers’ founders, “Do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live, and as you would if you knew you must die tomorrow.”