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The Ossificatorium is an intricately detailed project that includes textile, chemical and tissue-based sculpture, public intervention, creative nonfiction/ fictional narrative and digital web-based media such as a website, online GPS tracking, and .gifs. The work includes objects both displayed as biomimetic processes and abandoned in public spaces and tracked online, as well as historical/osteobiographical texts that "explain" the objects in a parallel dimension.
The work can be (and has been) encountered in a variety of contexts, either physically by accident or in a gallery, online through scanning, browsing or hyperlinking, or as artifacts of an event(s).

This project was generously supported with funding from Concordia University, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Hexagram | CIAM.

Relic ID # 656-1599
sheet acrylic, hog gut, potassium ferricyanide crystals, gel wax
16.5” x 5.25” x 5.25”
2014
Mock Ossification VI, macro detail
potassium ferricyanide crystals on macramed hog gut
2014
Relic ID # 656-1599, detail
sheet acrylic, hog gut, potassium ferricyanide crystals, gel wax
16.5” x 5.25” x 5.25”
2014
Relic ID # 656-1599, digital microscopic detail
sheet acrylic, hog gut, potassium ferricyanide crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 656-1599, in situ: Mont Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC
sheet acrylic, hog gut, potassium ferricyanide crystals, gel wax
16.5” x 5.25” x 5.25”
2014
Relic ID # 656-1599, in situ: Mont Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC
sheet acrylic, hog gut, potassium ferricyanide crystals, gel wax
16.5” x 5.25” x 5.25”
2014
Relic ID # 656-1599, recovery site
sheet acrylic, hog gut, potassium ferricyanide crystals, gel wax
2014
Mock Ossification I, in process detail
corked hog gut in magnesium sulfate solution
2013
Mock Ossification I, macro detail
corked hog gut, magnesium sulfate crystals
2014
Mock Ossification I, macro detail
corked hog gut, magnesium sulfate crystals
2014
Relic ID # 656-6329
sheet acrylic, hog gut, magnesium sulfate crystals, food dye
2014
crystal reliquary montreal jean talon metro
sheet acrylic, hog gut, magnesium sulfate crystals, food dye
2014
Relic ID # 656-6329 in situ: Jean Talon metro station, Montreal, QC
sheet acrylic, hog gut, magnesium sulfate crystals, food dye
2014
Triangular Dipyramid, sketch with mathematical specs
watercolour and pencil on watercolour paper
2013
Mock Ossification II, in process
hog gut, catgut surgical sutures, magnesium sulfate solution
2013
Mock Ossification II, macro detail
hog gut and magnesium sulfate crystals
2014
Relic ID # 655-1483
sheet acrylic, hog gut, deer teeth, magnesium sulfate crystals, gel wax, GPS tracking unit
2014
Relic ID # 655-1483, detail: GPS tracking unit
sheet acrylic, hog gut, deer teeth, magnesium sulfate crystals, gel wax, GPS tracking unit, silk
2014
cube, museum, art, abandoned
sheet acrylic, hog gut, deer teeth, magnesium sulfate crystals, gel wax, GPS tracking unit
2014
Relic ID # 655-1483, in situ: Musée des beaux arts, Montreal, QC
sheet acrylic, hog gut, deer teeth, magnesium sulfate crystals, gel wax, GPS tracking unit
2014
Mock Ossification III, in process
crocheted hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, tubing, glass
2014
Relic ID # 655-5402
sheet acrylic, hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 655-5402, detail
sheet acrylic, hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 655-5402, in situ: Jean Drapeau sculpture, Vieux Montreal
sheet acrylic, hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 655-5402, in situ: Jean Drapeau sculpture, Vieux Montreal
sheet acrylic, hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 655-5402, in situ: Jean Drapeau sculpture, Vieux Montreal
sheet acrylic, hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax
2014
Mock Ossification IV: Osteogenesis
knit and stretched hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals
2013
Mock Ossification IV: Osteogenesis, detail
knit and stretched hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals
2013
Mock Ossification IV: Osteogenesis, macro detail
knit and stretched hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals
2013
Relic ID # 656-0317, in progress
sheet acrylic, knit and stretched hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax, food dye
2014
Relic ID # 656-0317, detail
sheet acrylic, knit and stretched hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax, food dye
2014
Relic ID # 656-0317, detail
sheet acrylic, knit and stretched hog gut, disodium tetraborate crystals, gel wax, food dye
2014
Pig Wing
digital micrograph of hog gut on photo paper
77" x 42"
2014
Mock Ossification V: Osteonecrosis
handwoven and stretched hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals
2013
Mock Ossification V: Osteonecrosis, detail
handwoven and stretched hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals
2013
Mock Ossification V: Osteonecrosis, macro detail
handwoven hog gut and cupric sulfate crystals
2013
Mock Ossification V: Osteonecrosis, macro detail
handwoven and stretched hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals
2014
Relic ID # 655-1491
sheet acrylic, hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals, gel wax
10" x 12" x 13"
2014
Relic ID # 655-1491, in situ: Basilica, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Montreal, QC
sheet acrylic, hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 655-1491, in situ: Basilica, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Montreal, QC
sheet acrylic, hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals, gel wax
2014
Relic ID # 655-1491, in situ: Basilica, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Montreal, QC, detail
sheet acrylic, hog gut, cupric sulfate crystals, gel wax
2014
Cyber Relics
web-based
2016
Cupric Sulfate, detail (text)
narrative on glass bottle, cupric sulfate
2013
The Ossificatorium
digital QR code
2014
Untitled, detail
hog gut and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) crystals with sodium chloride (salt) crystals, food dye
2014
Hyperbolic Spine, in progress, detail
knit hog gut in magnesium sulfate and disodium tetraborate solution
9" x 9" x 27.5" (glass vase)
2014
Hyperbolic Spine, in progress, detail
knit hog gut in magnesium sulfate and disodium tetraborate solution
9" x 9" x 27.5" (glass vase)
2014
Hyperbolic Spine design sketch, detail
watercolour and pencil on watercolour paper
2014
Hyperbolic Spine, mock ossification in process, installation
knit hog gut in magnesium sulfate and disodium tetraborate solution
9" x 9" x 27.5" (glass vase)
2014