The Ruminant is a sculptural installation with an accompanying single channel video projection. The floor-bound sculpture, organized by a steel vertebrae, references Mammalia. The feet, discrete objects of unto themselves, incorporate various elements including a tree trunk, parts of discarded chairs and a recycled plastic bottle among other disparate materials. The feet function like cud, fashioned out of reclaimed fragments and modern detritus that have been chewed up, melted, and otherwise metabolized. The video projected on the adjacent wall features highly rendered and staccato footage of parts of farm animal's bodies, privileging encounters with the rectangular irises of ungulate eyes intercut with cropped shots of llama hooves, horses’ teeth, and the like.

The Ruminant, 2021