64" x 24' x 18"
mixed media construction
The silo type structure is an old banister off a building that was in Ephraim, UT salvaged from demolition for me by Adam Larsen. The objects in the drawers are what I imagine a youth stashing in the nooks and crannies of a barn. It was a fun piece to construct.
Senior Class PortraitsThis is an installation of 40 images of barns taken by Shawn Herndon, David Gianfredi, and myself. They are all 4"x 4" mounted to foam core. The grid is flexible depending on space. I now have 100 more images taken on my travels to Idaho and Washington to add to this piece for the next installation. My wife might be correct in thinking I currently have a slight obsession with barns.
Representations of the American Barn
One hundred years ago over sixty percent of Americans lived in a rural community, most of those on family farms. Today that number has plummeted to below fifteen percent. In the face of sweeping urbanization, industrialization, and globalization, the American landscape has changed. The rural lifestyle, once the foundation of American society, is eroding. The barn, formerly the center of the family farm, is obsolete.
This show was shown in three different locations
The Granary, Ephraim, UT May - Sept. 2016
B.F. Larsen Gallery, BYU, Provo, UT Oct - Nov 2016
Jacob Spori Gallery, BYU-I, Rexburg, ID June - July 2017