Trace

Inside the levee protection system, seasonal fluctuations of the Mississippi River’s water level are a mystery.

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Ghosts of Net World

An installation for New Water Music, a public performance of composer Yotam Haber’s music by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with New Orleans Airlift to raise awareness of coastal land loss.

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The Water’s Edge

This sequence of monoprints and drawings is sited at the edge. Rising tides erode, sediment builds, waves erase, man-made walls resist, moving water cuts channels, pooling water infiltrates.

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These Birds Are Forever

Row after row of files are stacked to the ceiling. A faint chemical smell permeates the gleaming white space. Fluorescent lights buzz overhead. A drawer slides open, and the room comes to life.

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Against The Grain

Located inside New Haven’s enormous Goffe Street Armory, this site specific installation seeks to render a vast interior space measurable without detracting from its sublime mystery.

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About John

John is an architect and artist in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Drip: The Music of Water in New Orleans

Drip reveals the mystery of water in New Orleans slowly, through just one sense: the sound of water.

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Currents

A field of filaments, glowing and swaying.

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L’Chime Sukkah

Sukkah City StL competition winner, built on the campus of Washington University.

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NOMA Green Playhouse

A children’s playhouse auctioned for the New Orleans Museum of Art’s centennial celebration. In collaboration with Andy Sternad and Kenner Carmody.

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Woodcuts

A series of woodcut prints, derived from a guide to knot-tying and a few wacky potted plants.

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Rudolph Hall Entry Furniture

Plug-in furniture provides a place to pause and consider the sheer vertical chasm of Rudolph Hall’s entry.

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Woodcuts

A woodcuts series of tropical plants and shadows.

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Frozen Meanders: Warming Huts At The Forks

A collection of warming huts to shelter skaters in the broad and windswept landscape of the frozen Assiniboine River in Winnipeg.

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Off the Grid

Competition entry for “Folly,” a call for proposals by the Architectural League for a design-build studio residency at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City. In collaboration with Andy Sternad.

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Sketches: Fort Jackson

Sketch series at a Civil War era fort.

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Swamp Sketches

Quick studies of southeast Louisiana’s soggy landscape.

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Dead Weight: Dueling Bridges on the Bayou

Dead Weight proposes to use monuments of historic arch-enemies as counterweights for new draw bridges over an active, reinvigorated Bayou St. John.

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Knot Drawings

Studies for a series of woodcuts, collapsing a step-by-step guide to nautical knots into a single composition.

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Crossing Over

A film presenting New Orleans as an archipelago, where every movement requires a crossing over water to a new island.

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Tint: Water Is Not Blue

New Orleans’ destiny is divined in the water. To glimpse our future, we must first see beyond blue…

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Flotant

In the midst of marsh, New Orleans rests on un-solid ground. It’s a soggy, low-lying place, barely land and mostly water. Nature is closer than we think. Between river and lake, we must tread lightly to balance culture, economy and the environment. Will we float, or fall through?

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Drip 2.0

“Drip” remixed for the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans.

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Drylands: Myth Building and Dam Busting

A projection into the future of the arid drylands of the American West.

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Chicken Coop

A prefabricated chicken coop for 20 hens and a rooster in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. A four-week undergraduate design-build project at Washington University.

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Drip: The Book

A book documenting the installation “Drip: The Music of Water in New Orleans.”

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Sketches

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Sketches

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