Notes on the Grove

Notes on the Grove is 8.5 x 11 inches, 105 color pages, softbound.
Log for the Grove is 8.5 x 11 inches, 71 black and white pages, softbound.
Entertaining with Cannabis: A Journal of Concierge Services is 5 x 8 inches, 187 black and white pages, softbound.

Ongoing, started summer of 2015

Notes on the Grove is printed matter that links art practice to horticulture. This serial publication is a combination of The Surfer’s Journal with America’s Test Kitchen or PBS’ Mind of a Chef, but for the general theme of plant cultivation. The companion volume, Log for the Grove, is a blank workbook that contains typeset forms for recording details of botany experiments. A third volume, Entertaining with Cannabis: A Journal of Concierge Services, is an accompanying work of experimental fiction.All books are being given out to selected individuals to seed an exquisite-corpse style collaborative publishing project, due in 2016.


Tumbleweed #2Tumbleweed #1Tumbleweeds (Studio install)

Installation, size variable. One 34 inch LED televisions, wall-mounted in landscape orientation, playing a variety of animated GIFs. One, two, or three forms composed of: recycled 1 gallon black plastic pots, two hundred dried and trimmed medical cannabis stems, physical therapy foam cylinders and spheres, four flowering cannabis plants, white paint. Size variable.2015

A medical cannabis grower in Northern California gave me two enormous bales of over a hundred individual plant stems. I took these discarded remains of medical cannabis cultivation, created temporary forms, and photographed these arrangements. Then, these photographs were animated, and displayed in the background for the next version of the forms, which incorporate more and more cast-off material as the cannabis plants in the next harvest continue through their life cycle.