These site specific projects use patterns found on the insides of security envelopes to talk about ideas around privacy, security and surveillance, and to create stages for invented controllable worlds.

An installation in response to works in the Chipstone Foundation, on view in Neo, curated by Sarah Carter, at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Settee, Security Envelope Wallpaper, and Textile , 2015

19th-century settee, re-upholstered with security envelope fabric, and digitally printed wallpaper 

The Chipstone Foundation


This installation at DM Contemporary in NYC transforms a gallery in a residential building into an upscale apartment using the windows and patterns from the interiors of envelopes. All the furnishings, objects, wall coverings and ephemera are altered using the patterns. This security system on the insides of paper envelopes is meant to keep prying eyes from viewing private information: when held to the light, the printed text is blurred by the overlapping pattern. Turned inside out, they signify concealment but speak of exposure rather than privacy. Their rapid disappearance in the digital age is a reminder of the passage of time, and they point to our society’s obsessive concern with surveillance and privacy.

A Site-Specific installation created for the Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island in 2012. The gallery is housed is what was formerly a carriage house for a mansion. The artist found a derelict 19th century Merrimac Carriage (c. 1888) on Craigslist and restored it using security envelope patterns.

"See Through" uses security envelope patterns and windows as source material to create an upscale interior space where the protective patterning becomes an overall decorative motif. A cowhide rug is silkscreened with pattern that it is reiterated by the shadow created by a translucent table. On the wall, security patterned wallpaper and an abstraction, made from a blurred scan of a security envelope ask about what we protect and why.

Westbeth North Light was made for the gallery of the Westbeth Artists Community in Manhattan. The installation included furnishings that referenced the conversion of the building that was formerly Bell Labs by the Architect Richard Meier in the late 1960s. The source material is security envelope patterns and envelopes.

Installations using Security envelope patterns, at Muriel Gu├ępin Gallery and at the Invisible Dog Gallery in Brooklyn, 2012: one, evoking a 1980's waiting room, the other a parlor space.

Installed in LMCC's Building 110 Gallery on Governors Island, overlooking downtown Manhattan, and the passage my grandparents, and millions of immigrants made, this installation was created from 2 drawings of security envelopes found in Lower Manhattan. The drawings of the envelopes were used to create the wallpaper and curtain fabric, as well as the window laminate that alters the view from the window.

A Site Specific Installation for the Drawing Center in New York City

A site-specific installation project installed in Providence, Rhode Island in a historic 19th century private home, using security envelope patterns.

Installations, Objects, Wallpapers and Textiles made from reconfigured security envelope patterns.

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