Wheel of Fortune. 2021. Oil and collage on (9) 32" x 8.5" wooden skateboard decks. 6' x 6'

Pressure Flip
Public installation project. Tompkins Square Park. East Village, NYC.
March 16th - July 20th, 2021.
Ramps and other skateboarding features were built, painted, and installed at a historic diy skatepark in Lower Manhattan.
Installations like these, which invite a specific kind of use, can be useful tools when experimenting with how public space can be reclaimed and reimagined. Handles and wheels were added to some of the installations to encourage skaters to move them around and edit the flow of the park easily–simulating an ever-evolving sculpture park to outsiders.
Serenity, 2020.  latex, enamel, and whiteout-pen on plywood, 12' x 9'
Serenity, 2020. latex, enamel, and whiteout-pen on plywood, 12' x 9'

Pressure Flip Promo. 2021. Single channel video. 1m 45s

Time (∞) Vs. Money ($). 2021. Inkjet print. Graph made from archived project spending & profits made through selling painted skateboards to fund the project. 8.5" x 11"

Pressure Flip: Distillation–Reclaimed Quarter & Box. (2nd Cycle). 2021. Wood, steel. 74” x 79” x 6”, 72” x 24” x 6”

Eventually, after a summer's worth of skating, rain, graffiti, and humidity, the wooden installations started to fall apart. They were eventually reclaimed and the weathered surfaces were repurposed into wall art, shelves, desk organizers, and other functional objects to generate funding for more public projects like this one.

High Functioning Shelf (w/ Utilities). 2022. 15” x 13” x 8”

Desk Organizer (On Wheels). 2022. 16” x 13” x 9”

Pressure Flip: Distillation–Pyramid Wallie (3rd Cycle). 2022. Repurposed plywood, wood, acrylic, hardware. 22” x 13” x 12”. A portion of the salvaged material was used to build a small wallie that was brought back to the skatepark.