Galleon is a continuously evolving sculptural installation and stop-motion sculptural tableau. The multitude of Galleon’s world begins with the production of a science-fiction wilderness “documentary”; it then sprawls into the production of pop ephemera, artifacts and the construction of the sets and creatures in an ever changing tableau installation.
GALLEON (2019) O'lie's Dream
Stop-motion sculpture installation, film sample. O’lie, protagonist and observer of the Galleon wilderness dreams of an encounter with a stranded beast.
The SHREW is a re-imagined childhood daydream involving a subterranean exploration machine. The machine is outfitted with a bed, toilet, water bladder, electrical motor drive and many other necessities of living underground. Full-scale schematics lay out the devices amenities and minutiae.
The Mechanical Bear (2017)
The Mechanical Bear and T-Bird's Wilderness Dream (2017) is a full-scale environment stop-motion short. The film is a played-out dream sequence between two characters, T-Bird and the Mechanical Bear, who both inhabit the same space and time in this narrative about connecting with nature. The piece was filmed while in residency at the Yeah Maybe Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota in July of 2017.
The Mechanical Bear and T-Bird's Wilderness Dream, 2017
Stop-motion sculpture installation T-Bird and the Mechanical Bear are trapped in wonder about being wild.
A Merman I Should Turn to Be (2017)
A Merman I Should Turn to Be (2017) is an escapist's apparatus. The walrus form is a mechanical puppet in which the operator goes inside to become a merman. The articulated aluminum skeleton was designed to accommodate one person who would transform the sculpture into a living creature, returning to the sea in search of a life of peace. This piece was originally constructed for Masters of War exhibition at the Albany Center Gallery Albany NY, in the fall of 2017.
Cormorants and the Whale (2012)
Cormorants and the Whale (2012) is a full-scale sculpture of a Right whale skeleton realized as a giant plastic model, held aloft by nine carved cormorants. This piece was originally commissioned for the Arts and Culture Program at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, NY.
American incognitum (2008/2012)
American incognitum (2008,2012) is a full scale reproduction of an American mastodon skeleton accompanied by journals and photo documentation of the excavation in the basement of an unwitting homeowner. The documentation reveals the finds and the unfolding of the identity of the remains as the character reconstructs the mysterious fossils within his home.
Cephalopod (2014) is a submersible probe designed to be its own subject in deepwater exploration. The sculpture was first used in the Rutland marble quarry, going to depths of 100' in the still and dark waters that now fill the cavernous quarry.
American Bison (2012)
American Bison (2012) is a mechanical sculpture combining the sketch form of an American bison skeleton, a suggestion of train lights and a theater scrim that allows the shadow play of the moving skeleton as it is driven by a clanging motor drive system. American Bison is in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY.
H. Coal Harris: Wilderness Hermit (2007-2014)
H. Coal Harris: Wilderness Hermit (2007-2014) is a parallel narrative autobiography. Harris' character produced a number of objects to help his life in the wilderness feel more like home. He produced scientific as well as entertainment devices and kept a journal of daily life which was transcribed to a blog during that time.