Alchemical Archeology

Alchemical Archeology

Four oil drilling “islands” sit ominously off the coast of Long Beach, California, tapping in to the coastal Wilmington Oil Fields. Decorated with palm trees, hotel facades and fountains, from the shore the islands are disguised to look like ritzy vacation destinations. Alchemical Archeology investigates the somewhat invisible, yet significant, impacts of offshore drilling in Southern California.

Stars & Stripes

sculpture & performance

Tar collected on Los Angeles County beaches, woven fabric, wood

Bird of Paradise


3D printed feathers, wire, glue