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Siltsooz
Glass beads, leather lace, nylon thread, metal findings, vinyl coated metal hooks
96" X 90"
2015
Siltsooz
Glass beads, leather lace, nylon thread, metal findings, vinyl coated metal hooks
96" X 90"
2015
Skov
Steel, plastic, foam, polyester resin, paint
60" X 70" X 24"
2014
Skov
Steel, plastic, foam, polyester resin, paint
60" X 70" X 24"
2014
Skov
Steel, plastic, foam, polyester resin, paint
60" X 70" X 24"
2014
Malus
Handwoven cotton, rayon, and tinsel
43 1/2" X 69" X 2 1/2"
2014
Malus
Handwoven cotton, rayon, and tinsel
43 1/2" X 69" X 2 1/2"
2014
Sila
Cotton yarn, glass beads, nylon rope, imitation sinew
50" X 22" X 3 1/2"
2014
Sila
Cotton yarn, glass beads, nylon rope, imitation sinew
50" X 22" X 3 1/2"
2014
A
Steel, paint, glass beads, cotton yarn, imitation sinew
67" X 26" X 15"
2014
A
Steel, paint, glass beads, cotton yarn, imitation sinew
67" X 26" X 15"
2014
A
Steel, paint, glass beads, cotton yarn, imitation sinew
67" X 26" X 15"
2014
Artefact
Embroidery on hand-dyed cotton
14 1/2" X 18"
2014
Artefact
Embroidery on hand-dyed cotton
14 1/2" X 18"
2014

In this body of work I investigate the intersection of two linguistic systems: the classification of objects at rest in Dine Bizaad (Navajo), and the word order of heavy metal subgenres. In both taxonomies individual elements communicate specific physical or aesthetic attributes through amalgamated enclitics. Through this comparison I see the componential organization of information through objective physicality and aestheticism as subverting Western thought based in subjective associations.