Archives for the month of: March, 2012

Mywife, 2012, wood sculpture

The lipstick mark is a residual of a performance done in the center of DePaul’s quad at Noon on Wednesday March 14th, 2012. Photos of the performance to come

Thanks to all of those who helped me pull this off!



I made a set of these books to be shown and sold along with the Triad Myriad exhibition!

They are stitched coptic-style with black waxed thread. The paper is a nice drawing paper in a warm white. I used bright green, light grey, and neutral brown papers. All the materials used are acid-free and archival quality. I adhered a portion of the large print (currently in exhibition at North Branch Projects) into each of the books. I made a total of six “List Books” and four small sketchbooks/journals.

There are still a few left, the “List Books” (approx 3″ x 5.5″ 88 pages) and the small sketchbooks/journals (approx 5″ x 7″ 64 pages)

photo credit: Samir Safi


Jon Ten Brink, Amy Sinclair, Katie Chung

Jon Ten Brink, Amy Sinclair, & Katie Chung at the opening reception Saturday, March 25th 2012. Exhibition runs through May 5th.

North Branch Projects

These studies were done in the meat department of Costco, with proper health and safety procedures, I attempted to embody my variation of the idea of the artistic practice of Rosa Bonheur. By wearing proper attire and stepping outside of my usual working environment,  I closely observed freshly extruded ground beef in their styrofoam packaging over a period of two weeks. I used various materials to draw abstracted forms. This abstraction furthers the intended conceptual idea. I believe that there is a common habit in American culture to resist awareness of what we consume, specifically we often do not ask critical questions about nutrition; what’s in the food we eat, and where does it come from? The abstraction of ground beef works as an example of this  principle because when the beef is extruded though a machine, it becomes a group of fluctuating strands: ground-beef, and no longer resembles the matter that it originates from. Forming the ground meat into patties and grilling them to be then placed on poppy-seed buns and garnished with desired condiments furthers the separation between the food product and the animal from which it comes from. Denying the origination of this product also denies the process of which is was acquired, which is often traumatic and cruel, and without regard to social, environmental, and other related consequences.

Elaboration of content to come

North Branch Projects 2

look at all those pamphlets… soon to be stamped with our own drawings for the show.

Pamphlet stitched books for Triad Myriad!



photo credit: ATB

North Branch Projects

Working on pamphlet stitched books for Triad Myriad!




photo credit: ATB

hooded with lace #2

intaglio-print. black ink & grey paper

hooded with lace

intaglio-print. blue ink & paper

Opening: Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 6:00pmImage

Triad Myriad event poster created by Katie Chung.

A glimpse into our first joint exhibition!

(the opening will also host a competitive and non-competitive ping pong tournament)

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more information about this event and others at North Branch Projects’ site

sculpture in progress

laminated wood sculpture in-progress