Winter Crops

Found material from the installation room, 1000 pounds of powdered limestone, 300 pounds of coal, wood shavings, glass vases, died water from the CONAGRA fountain, various raw clays. 2017.

Installed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE.

Winter Crops is a reverie on materials, the histories and relationships they participate in. Connections may be seen between mined limestone and hand-dug clay, organic matter and coal, coal or wood and heat, heat and clay, clay and water, CONAGRA water and crops, the shape of a vase and the shape of a body, a body and a need for crops, crops and a harvest of debris, white powder and snow.


The debris collected from the installation room includes the following:

Electrical Wire

Broken Brick

Hair Pins


Plaster Fragments

Wads of Tape


Brad Nails

A White Plastic Hanger, Painted White

Wooden Splinters

A Green Post-it Note with Blue Pen Writing

A Leaf from a Plastic Plant

A Pink Post-it note with No Writing

A Bat Skull

A Penny with the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Real Leaves

A Green Wire Bent into the Shape of a Flower

A Screw