Their Natural State (2014)
On the night of December 19, 2012, two extremist Orthodox men entered King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem and began smashing Ottoman Era tiles. While they only managed to shatter some of the tombs' tiles, the walls were completely destroyed two weeks later as unknown vandals finished the job. 
Project Research
archway: marker on handcrafted vellum paper tiles. 11 feet  x 1/4 inches x 10.5 feet. 2014. Installation view at the Chicago Artist's Coalition, Chicago, IL.
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archway: marker on handcrafted vellum paper tiles. 11 feet  x 1/4 inches x 10.5 feet. 2014. 
detail: marker on handcrafted vellum paper tiles. 11 feet  x 1/4 inches x 10.5 feet. 2014. 
detail: marker on handcrafted vellum paper tiles. 11 feet  x 1/4 inches x 10.5 feet. 2014. 
detail: marker on handcrafted vellum paper tiles. 11 feet  x 1/4 inches x 10.5 feet. 2014. 
I tore photographs that I took of Jerusalem stone walls, and then reconstructed them into three-dimensional rubble sculptures.
Jerusalem stone is a type of limestone, used to indicate Jewish identity both within Israel and around the world (i.e. synagogues and Jewish Community Centers). ​By law, buildings within Jerusalem must be faced with this stone, thereby proclaiming Jerusalem as a Jewish city. The acts of destruction and reconstruction serve to challenge the "natural state" of spatial identity.

rubble: deconstructed photographs of Jerusalem stone, wire (multiple objects). Dimensions variable. 2014. 
rubble: deconstructed photographs of Jerusalem stone, wire (multiple objects). Dimensions variable. 2014. 
rubble: deconstructed photographs of Jerusalem stone, wire (multiple objects). Dimensions variable. 2014. 
rubble: deconstructed photographs of Jerusalem stone, wire (multiple objects). Dimensions variable. 2014. 
rubble: deconstructed photographs of Jerusalem stone, wire (multiple objects). Dimensions variable. 2014. 
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