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SELECTED WORK

Arbor

2014        17' high 17' wide 38' 8" deep

media: timepieces, stainless steel cable, steel
site: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
fabrication: Matt Koestner, Bob’s Welding, Central Falls, RI
lighting: Roger Smith, Roger Smith Lighting Design, Phoenix, AZ
sculpture engineering: Kyle Schurter, KL&A, Golden, CO
architect: SOM
monopolization of North American second-hand timepiece market: Timothy and Deborah Rodrigo
commissioned by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
photographs by Will Howcroft

692 timepieces are suspended above the computer hub at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Varied in size, style and vintage, these clocks and hourglasses form an implied horizontal cone within the upper space, visible as a colorful abstract composition from within the lab and from the street outside.

When observed from a precise location at the building’s entrance this three-dimensional array creates a perceptual phenomenon known as an anamorphosis. From this perspective the timepieces optically coalesce into a depiction of the scales of justice.

Jurisprudence is complex, challenging and ever evolving. Time itself can seem both constant and elastic, especially when it concerns our legal system. Arbor is an expression of the interplay between the temporal and the judicial, grounded in an individual’s experience of time and space.

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Scope
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Heart and Mind
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Fourteenth Way
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Jurisprudents
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Human Nature
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Disorders of Magnitude
Charlotte, NC

Landing
Sea-Tac, WA

Convergence
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Rabble
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Pattern Recognition
Phoenix, AZ

Rara Avis
Chicago, IL

Signal
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Exquisite Corpse
St. Paul, MN

Prospect
Anchorage, AK

Persistence of Vision
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Ghostwriter
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Perspective
Dallas, TX

E Pluribus
Cedar Rapids, IA

Latitude
Hartford,CT

Genius
Brooklyn, NY

Blue Lines
Fort Worth, TX

Impulse
Philadelphia, PA

Portrait of Neal
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St. Sebastian
New York, NY

Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Austin, TX

Arthur Fiedler Memorial
Boston, MA

Evert
Lynn, MA

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