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Burden's Beast (Endurance Performance)

Burden's Beast (Endurance Performance)

Burden’s Beast
An Endurance Street Action
In 2016, at the beginning of the Republican and Democratic conventions, I drove to Cleveland and Philadelphia with the assistance of my partner Warren Williams.

For a total of 13 hours, I walked the streets and area squares and plazas with a 15 pound mixed media sculpture on my back titled Forever Wars, and asked passersby and interested parties what directions the United States should take regarding our involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, while considering the cost in dollars and in lives. I handed out small cards with facts regarding expenditures and losses.

I had no issues in Philadelphia besides heat, but working around security in Cleveland meant my time was condensed to one Saturday and a bit by Sunday noon, the security perimeter was increased to near our hotel, and objects such as umbrellas, shopping carts, pieces of wood or anything that could be used as a projectile was banned.

I was met with a range of thoughtful answers, sincerity, and politeness from all sides of the political divide, but also with frustration, anger, and complete indifference.

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Lawyers, Guns, and Money, 2018

Lawyers, Guns, and Money, 2018

Gunpowder and inks, bullet hole on Arches paper. Sold in conjunction with benefit auction for Arlington Arts Center, May, 2018. Private collection Los Angeles.
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"Eat Me!" 2017.

"Eat Me!" 2017.

From the Let Them Eat Cake Series. Taking it's title from Alice in Wonderland, this piece is comprised of Vietnam-era military trip wire spools, ceramics, wood and acrylic media.
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Bon Apétit, 2017

Bon Apétit, 2017

Vietnam-era trip wire spools, acrylic media, gunpowder, wood, and survival blanket.
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Let Them Eat Cake, 2017

Let Them Eat Cake, 2017

Vietnam-era military trip wire and spools, mixed acrylic media.
19" H x 19" W Weight 20 lb
 
Price: $850.00    
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I Carry You With Me, 2016

I Carry You With Me, 2016

Surplus military trip wire and ceramics. 8 x 8 inches. Framed in grey barn wood shadow box. SOLD March, 2018. Private collection Los Angeles, CA.
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Wired, 2014.

Wired, 2014.

Gunpowder, ink, and charcoal on mixed papers.
 
Price: $550.00    
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Untitled

Untitled


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Quicksands, 2015.

Quicksands, 2015.

Quicksands, 2016. Gunpowder, ink, and charcoal on papers.
 
Price: $550.00    
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They Arrive in Waves, 2015. Gunpowder and ink.

They Arrive in Waves, 2015. Gunpowder and ink.

Gunpowder and ink on Arches.
 
Price: $450.00    
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Zealot, 2015

Zealot, 2015

Designed fleece, stuffing, appliques, medals, blown glass domed display case.
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Gun Ho, 2015

Gun Ho, 2015

Mixed media, cotton duck, designed fabric and glass blown domed display jar.

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He Wants You, 2014

He Wants You, 2014

Lino print on camouflage manufactured diaper mounted on deconstructed plastic from child's balloon gun, in a box frame.

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Untitled (baby hat), 2013

Untitled (baby hat), 2013

Untitled (baby hat), 2013. Fleece, acrylic, MDF board. Fear Strikes Back, Art Gallery, George Mason University, Virginia.

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Trip Wire Project, at the Bush Library, Dallas

Trip Wire Project, at the Bush Library, Dallas

Documentary photographs of the artist creating the Trip Wire Project on various site locations. Digital print 8 x 10 inches.
8" H x 10" W
 
Price: $150.00    
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Trip Wire Project, Knitting at Exxon Mobil

Trip Wire Project, Knitting at Exxon Mobil

Artist working on the Trip Wire Project on site at the former Exxon Mobile headquarters in Northern, VA. Digital print 8 x 10 inches.

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Trip Wire Project at Northrop Grumman,Northern Virginia

Trip Wire Project at Northrop Grumman,Northern Virginia

Digital print of the artist working in front of Northrop Grumman. 8 x 10 inches.

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Trip Wire Project, at Cheney's House, McLean

Trip Wire Project, at Cheney's House, McLean

Artist working on the Trip Wire Project on site. Digital print 8 x 10 inches.
8" H x 10" W
 
Price: $150.00    
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Trip Wire Project, at the Peace Monument, DC

Trip Wire Project, at the Peace Monument, DC

Second of two knitting sessions at the Naval Peace Monument, Washington, DC near the Capitol Building.
Digital 8 x 10 inch print.
8" H x 0" W x 10" D   
 
Price: $150.00    
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Trip Wire Project, 2014. Time Square.

Trip Wire Project, 2014. Time Square.

Digital photo documentation of this durational project in progress. July, 2014. 8 x 10 inches.

SOLD
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Trip Wire Project, 2014. White House.

Trip Wire Project, 2014. White House.

Digital photo documentation of this durational project in progress. June, 2014. The first of two knitting sessions at the White House.

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Trip Wire Project, 2014. Charging Bull statue, on Wall Street.

Trip Wire Project, 2014. Charging Bull statue, on Wall Street.

Digital photo documentation of this durational project in progress. July, 2014. 8 x 10 inches
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Trip Wire "installed" at the American War Mothers Monument in Philadelphia

Trip Wire "installed" at the American War Mothers Monument in Philadelphia

The Trip Wire Project occasionally makes public appearances at other war monuments on the East Coast. This monument in Philadelphia's Germantown represents grieving Gold Star Mothers during and after WWI. Trip Wire represents wounded and lost U.S. soldiers and killed civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan since our invasions. Digital photograph. Unframed.
18" H x 24" W
 
Price: $100.00    
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Trip Wire Project: Knitting at Donald Rumsfeld's

Trip Wire Project: Knitting at Donald Rumsfeld's

Second knitting session in 2015 at Donald Rumsfeld's DC home prior to its sale. Digital print, 8 x 10 inches.
8" H x 10" W
 
Price: $150.00    
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The Trip Wire Project-Knitting at the Civil War Naval Peace Monument, Washington, DC

The Trip Wire Project-Knitting at the Civil War Naval Peace Monument, Washington, DC

2015.Documentary digital print. 8 x 10 inches. One of two Trip Wire Project knitting sessions at the DC monument. Documentation of the project is for sale. $125.00.
 
Price: $150.00    
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Untitled, (Readymade Infant Hat), 2014

Untitled, (Readymade Infant Hat), 2014

Readymade infant hat, unfinished MDF board pedestal, acrylic display case.
5" H x 12" W
 
Price: $850.00    
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Throw Pillow for the NRA, 2013

Throw Pillow for the NRA, 2013

Canvas and stuffing.

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Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds

2013. Acrylic on Arches Paper with Bullet Holes. Copyright Michele Colburn, 2012. Matted and framed, 20 x 16 inches. SOLD. Private Collection, Philadelphia.
“In this abstract work, I shot the paper with a semi-automatic handgun under the supervision of an expert. The work is painted on the backside of the paper where the bullets exited. The single, entry “wounds” are neat, tidy and discreet, but the same holes from the back splay and spread. The addition of the pastel-colored pink design is taken from actual baby clothing that is manufactured in the U.S. The pastel colors become symbolic for me of those young children lost in the Newtown massacre. How many more innocents before we firmly address the inherent, interconnected issues related to violence that exist in our society or are they all just collateral damage as the discourse and arguments drag on?” SOLD. Private Collection, DMV.
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Trip Wire Project-Knitting at Rumsfeld's, 2015

Trip Wire Project-Knitting at Rumsfeld's, 2015

Digital Print. Trip Wire Project knitting second knitting session at Donald Rumsfeld home in Washington, DC.
 
Price: $125.00    
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Soft Target

Soft Target

Mixed media, manufactured baby clothes and diapers on wood, 2011.
30" H x 30" W

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Untitled, 2012

Untitled, 2012

Fabric, stuffing, and medals. 37 "H, 32" W and 18 " D
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Deployment: Infantry Mill

Deployment: Infantry Mill

Mixed media, recycled baby formula cans with digital work on paper.
54" H x 45" W
 
Price: $1200.00    

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