“Co: Modify” Culture Laboratory Collective @ Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
Dec 8, 2011 -Jan 22, 2012
2 new series developed for “Co: Modify” based on the theme of “commodification as a form of validation of life concepts.”
“Fried Gold: Best Idea Ever”
battered and deep fried gold plated necklaces 
Anything can be made better by deep-frying it.
And nothing is better than gold.
Taking a decidedly “State Fair” approach to increasing the value of gold, the piece considers the nature of wealth as a commodity to be digested. And our efforts to increase that consumption.
legal U.S. Patents, statistics printed on Arches 
The number of patents filed is often used as an indication of intelligence, creativity, and growth for a nation. Filing a patent may cost from $1,200- $7,000. So, in reality, the number of patents filed may have more to do with the affluence of a nation rather than it’s intelligence.
Here are a series of 9 legal US patents that I found, each overlaid with United States statistics that relate to the patent, often in a derisive or humorous way.