Lighthouse Keeper '14

10' x 2' x 2.5'

Chain-saw milled cherry, rough cut poplar, fabricated steel, patina, and manilla rope.

Lighthouse Keeper was secretly installed on the non-accessible rooftop of the University Of Maryland's Department of Art Building.  The work contrasts the many jobs different ladders hold in the world while looking back to some specific ladders from my memories.  It is mainly viewed from the road below where a rope-bridge has seemingly been broken and no longer leads anywhere.  A lighthouse keeper is the job held by someone who watches over the structure, specifically to maintain it's function.  This occupation is no longer needed as the whole system is now automated.  The last images are of Lighthouse Keeper installed in "new. now.", an exhibition as part of a two year fellowship at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C.