Each project responds to a new location in a unique and interesting way. I create temporary site-specific installations that explore relationships between nature and built environments, public space and private experience, as well as architecture and advertising. Using corrugated plastic and colorful vinyl, I transform ordinary materials into alluring and elaborate “synthetic growths” in which unnatural materials take on forms inspired by nature, architecture and pattern. These temporary pieces create a variety of unexpected encounters for passing pedestrians; often lyrical or playful, occasionally aggressive and always with an exuberant burst of color.
Whatcom Art Museum
"Colorfast" group exhibition included two temporary installations by Eliabeth Gahan.
Chromatic Crystallization (Seattle)
Temporary installation located on the "" arch in Westlake Park, Downtown Seattle. Funded by Seattle 1% For the Arts.
BAM Arts Fair feature Artist
I created two temporary installations for the BAM Arts Fair 2015 in Bellevue, WA
Permanent Window Mural at the King County Public Health Clinic in Kent, WA funded by a grant from King County.
Arts-A-Glow Feature Artist
"Phosphorescent Canopy" at Dottie Harper Park, Burien, WA
Bellwether: Connect Exhibition
I created three site-specific temporary installations for the Bellewether: Connect 2014 Biennial Exhibition in Bellevue, WA
Installation created for Winterfest 2014 at Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center
Art in parks
I have participated in several Art in Parks programs including Art Interruptions, Carkeek Park's Annual Installation Show, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, NEPO 5k Don't Walk annual art walk.
Seasonal winter art installation in Spokane, WA
I have participated in several storefront window installation art programs including Storefronts Seattle, Tacoma Spaceworks, Auburn Streetscapes and Renton Art Activation
Divide & Conquer
4' x 8' x 8'
Corrugated plastic & found advertising
Joshua Tree, California
Recycled yard signs and advertising misprints are transformed into an unusual dessert mirage, both architectural and organic.
16' x 14' x 5'
Corrugated plastic, vinyl & found materials
University of Washington, Seattle
This installation was designed for the University of Washington 150th anniversary festival. The constantly changing natural light bounces off the fractured surface, while a soft glow emanates from within the crystal forms, giving these artificial materials a sense of life, warmth and growth.
Plastic and vinyl structures are clustered in the window like a honeycomb, plume or thought bubble emerging from a kiosk which offers an interactive component. Viewers become active agents submitting written statements that are then incorporated into the piece.
I created several installation pieces as part of an artist residency and guest lecturer program in Alva, OK.