Each project responds to a new location in a unique and interesting way. I create temporary and permanent 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.
Permanent installation @ Washington Elementary School, Wenatchee, WA
via WA Arts Commission
Created for Seattle Art Museum Gallery group show "Structural Configurations". Photo taken at the offices of Weber Shandwick.
Whatcom Art Museum
"Colorfast" group exhibition included two temporary installations by Eliabeth Gahan, one inside and the other on the exterior face of the building.
Chromatic Crystallization (Seattle)
Temporary installation located on the arch (by Robert Maki) in Westlake Park, Downtown Seattle. Funded by Seattle 1% For the Arts.
BAM Arts Fair Feature Artist
I created three 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
For this second incarnation of the life-size tree installation, I added color changing LED lights, string lights, and the beginnings of a root system. Shown at the Tacoma Armory for arts appreciation month.
Installation created for Winterfest 2014 at Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center.
Art in parks
I have participated in several programs to display temporary art in urban parks including Art Interruptions, COCA @ Carkeek Park,
Main Street Jewels
Seasonal art installations hung each winter in downtown 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
Recycled yard signs and print ads are transformed into an unusual dessert mirage, both architectural and organic for a group show in Joshua Tree, CA.
This installation was designed for the University of Washington 150th anniversary festival as a feature artwork and a vibrant backdrop for music performances.
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.