Myths + Monsters > Spelling

This work begins with a series of childhood spells written in the third grade, as a method for learning to spell. Carefully following the instructions from the child self in each spell recipe manifested some surprising results.

Spell 1: How to Make Gold
digital print
2013
How to Make Gold, completed spell, detail
cement and apples
7" x 4" x 46" (total length, variable with age/breakdown of form)
2013
How to Make Gold, completed spell, detail
cement and apples
7" x 4" x 46" (total length, variable with age/breakdown of form)
2013
How to Make Gold, completed spell, installation
cement and apples
7" x 4" x 46" (total length, variable with age/breakdown of form)
2013
How to Make Gold, completed spell, detail
cement and apples
7" x 4" x 46" (total length, variable with age/breakdown of form)
2013
How to Turn People Orange, completed spell, detail
orange paint chips, waxed paper, sour milk
14.5" x 22.5" x .75"
2013
How to Turn People Orange, completed spell
orange paint chips, waxed paper, sour milk
14.5" x 22.5" x .75"
2013
How to Make a Monster, process objects
ice, cotton balls, ink
2013
How to Make a Monster, spell in process
ice, cotton balls, ink
2013
How to Make a Monster, completed spell
dried water and ink on paper
2013
How to Make a Monster, completed spell
dried water and ink on paper
2013
How to Turn Into Bums, completed spell, installation
cement, found china cups, gold leaf, found enamelware cups, rotten flowers, water, found antique grinder, gel wax, veal brain
2013
How to Turn Into Bums, completed spell, installation detail
cement, found china cups, gold leaf, found enamelware cups, rotten flowers, water, found antique grinder, gel wax, veal brain
2013
How to Make Leave Cake, completed spell
dirt, frosting, sage and mint leaves
2013
How to Make Leave Cake, completed spell, detail
dirt, frosting, sage and mint leaves
2013
How to Make Leave Cake, completed spell, detail
dirt, frosting, sage and mint leaves
2013