Legacy Gate | Historic Westside Rehabilitation | City of Las Vegas  (2016)  The conceptual idea for the Westside School Legacy Gate started by exploring the architecture and existing public art of the building (and surrounding area). I was immediately drawn to the patterning of materials used on the facade such as the brick, shadow patterns created by the wood trellis, the tile art murals, and more; but what resonated the most were the window mullion frames. My intent was to play off the simple geometry and classic beauty of this small design element by creating a juxtaposition of materiality, pattern, and imagery. This minimal architectural detail typically goes unnoticed, but one does not often realize the impact which a simple window frame can create. By framing the Historic Westside School image (original class photo courtesy of the Historic Westside School Alumni Foundation), the story that it tells is explored in multiple vignettes. It reads as one image, yet at the same time, each image is framed, and tells their own story.   The Historic Westside School was built in 1923 and restored in 2016. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1979.  Blackened Steel, Weathered Steel   
       
     
  CROSSCUT | Kyle Canyon | US Forest Service  (2015)   CROSSCUT is a permanent public art piece at the Spring Mountains Visitor's Center in Kyle Canyon, NV. The 20'-0" diameter tile floor mural was handmade (over 800 unique tiles) and the design is based on a tree crosscut section. The colors were all based off existing ones seen in the surrounding natural environment. Many people helped with making this project, but special thanks to Robert Arnold, Alexander Sky, Miguel Rodriguez, and John Gregg from   Clay Arts Vegas  . I also want to thank John Harris from the US Forest Service, Deborah Bergin, and Craig Galati (  Lucchesi Galati Architects, Inc  ) for their support on the project.
       
     
 Mountain Objects | Kyle Canyon | US Forest Service (2015)   Mountain Objects (2015) is a series of five unique sculptural art benches at the Spring Mountains Visitor's Center in Kyle Canyon, NV. The art benches are built out reclaimed wood, steel, and GFRC. Thanks to Legacy, Daniel Barajas, and Tom Savage for their help with the fabrication. I also want to thank John Harris from the US Forest Service, Deborah Bergin, and Craig Galati (  Lucchesi Galati Architects, Inc  ) for their support on the project.
       
     
  theANCIENTS | Las Vegas City Hall | Las Vegas, NV  (2012)  I was commissioned to create two large scale public art projects for the New Las Vegas City Hall. The first piece is bristles...; a triptych painting showcasing the bristlecone pine tree in a loose and playful style. He used solid spalted maple boards as the canvas along with inlayed Nevada turquoise, watercolor, colored pencils, acrylic, and graphite. They are framed with custom floating gunmetal steel frames at the front lobby.  theANCIENTS is located in the second floor event space and is a series of five paintings depicting iconic bristlecone pine trees These pieces are painted on solid walnut and housed in a custom art wall. The art wall is cladded in FSC reclaimed teak and walnut. 
       
     
  bristles... | Las Vegas City Hall | Las Vegas, NV  (2012)   I was commissioned to create two large scale public art projects for the New Las Vegas City Hall. The first piece is bristles...; a triptych painting showcasing the bristlecone pine tree in a loose and playful style. I used solid spalted maple boards as the canvas along with inlayed Nevada turquoise, watercolor, colored pencils, acrylic, and graphite. They are framed with custom floating gunmetal steel frames at the front lobby.
       
     
  eOS | Life is Beautiful Festival  (2014)   eOS was a site specific installation at the Western Art Odyssey (curated by Patrick Duffy) for the Life is Beautiful Festival 2014. 
       
     
  Burnt Hotel Room | Life is Beautiful | Las Vegas, NV  (2013)   I converted a room within the Life is Beautiful Art Odyssey (curated by Patrick Duffy) space into a blackened and burnt experiential space where patterned light, noise, smells, and sounds played with the atmosphere.
       
     
  Morphological Alchemy | Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas  (2012)   Morphological Alchemy was a one month artist residency at the Cosmopolitan P3 Studio where I explored mark material, materials, texture, and interactive mural making with a variety of hotel guests.