Art of the State 2020

Systems was selected for the Arvada Center’s Art of the State 2020.

“This call for entry garnered 2,067 submissions by 734 artists. The jurors worked diligently to select a comprehensive overview of work that strives to capture a wide scope of art from across the state. From those entries, 149 artworks by 142 artists were selected. I’m delighted to inform you that the jurors selected the above piece(s) for inclusion in the exhibition. “


Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center

Ellamaria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Collin Parson, Director of Galleries and Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

A Message for Survivors

An interactive installation, Message in a Bottle, was exhibited at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI. This was an entry in the ArtPrize 2012 competition. The whole city is transformed for two weeks during ArtPrize as hundreds of artists create installations and show their work. A very fun atmosphere and event.  My piece is the final installation of my Message in a Bottle concept proposal. More documentation photos will be available soon.

Toltec Totem

For the Denver Botanical Gardens Digital Nature juried show I created Toltec Totem, an augmented reality game for the iPhone/iPad played by moving through the Denver Botanical Gardens Moore exhibition. To play you will move around the gardens and position yourself near the artwork, triggering events in the game world. The game connected users to a GoogleMap with the locations of the Henry Moore Sculptures entered in as GPS coordinates. As the player moved through the gardens, the relative location of their body would trigger and animate the totems located within the application.


My interactive piece hypocenter was accepted into the Digital Nature exhibition at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

The juried show is described by Rachel Murray, curator as:

“Featuring art and music by: Noisefold, Equulei, offthesky, Tess, Movax, Bryan Leister, Daniel McGlynn, Chrissy Espinoza, Acre Collective and David Fodel, Sarah Soriano and Leo Kacenjar.

This is the second year that local and national artists and musicians will come to Denver Botanic Gardens to present their explorations of the intersection of the digital and natural worlds. This year, the artists will focus on themes from the Jurassic Gardens exhibit: evolution and extinction. Artists working in digital media can create systems that have a life of their own, evolving according to conditions created by the artist.

Santa Fe artist Cory Metcalf and Dallas artist David Stout have created one such system. NoiseFold is an interactive visual-music-noise performance that draws equally from mathematics, science and the visual and sonic arts. This networked performance duet explores the use of infrared and electromagnetic sensors to manipulate and fold virtual 3-D objects that emit their own sounds. The result is a sonic and visual landscape that is otherworldy and yet somehow grounded in nature.

The other nationally known artists and musicians will present a wide variety of interpretations of the theme. Some of the art is interactive, including a make-your-own LED flower table and the chance to make your own electronic music.”