tension seeks resolve

a bending tree will turn up

a void becomes filled


spenningen søker løse

en bøye treet vil slå opp

et tomorrow blur fylt


drumming days of rain

a flurry of movement now

keep the mind quiet


tromming dager med regn

en kave av bevegelse nå

holde sinnet rolig


rise with sweet phone call

peace by way of sweet husband

patient with desire


stige med søt telefonsamtale

fred i form av søte ekteman

pasient med ønske


a meeting of friends

above a lightening storm

place of memory


et møte med renner

over en tightening storm

sted minne


mountain drive to see

intense remembering of

a union of love


fjellet stasjonen for å se

intense huske på

en union av kjærlighet


Security Blanket (troubleweed)

Installation with Security blanket (troubleweed) 2015, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California, installation, traveling object.

Materials: Photographic print on bathing towel (troubleweed)
Other Various materials
Dimensions variable
Viewers were invited to take bags of salt labeled “take me” with them from the exhibit.

The installation: explores symbolic and literal functions of narrative. Symbolic objects specifically arranged in space make material from: Boundary, Grief, Security, Transparency, Choice. The Photographic print on bathing towel (troubleweed) continues to be sent via USPS & photographed by artists, continuing the installations thematic elements based on: Trust, Transparency, Choice, Cooperation, Resource.



The traveling towel: USPS continues to provide a form of information travel across vast space of the United States landscape. Letters once carried by horse, traverse through horsepower and machine sorting, with humans remaining in critical roles within the system, particularly the points of contact. The shipments are made among personally cherished friendships and those I have yet to meet. As Jamie Grace Davis describes in “Point of Connection” here the will to share vision, documentation, and shipping enact the geographical distance as a consistent theme motivated by personal labor. Labours of will, care, effort, the human as the maker of what science deems: spooky action at a distance. This installation transformed into an ongoing body of work, the bodies of labor, in the time of the internet, where communication and sincerity has expanded so far as to be questioned to exist at all and critiqued as sentimental. This work serves as a scientific proof, an archive, a record of the real existence of the motives of care, play, trust, and free will, within systems of commodity and capital, connecting people across timezones and geography, through the means in which some claim as a critique to destroy such human bonds, and in (troubleweed)  shows the developing forces as a Douglas Adams described in HGG: a towel: is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.


Troubleweed bathing towel photographed as hypothetical bathing towel at Bygdøy Sjobad, Oslo, Norway, 2016.


Troubleweed bathing towel photographed as a Dog Day Story by Mark Uhalley, Los Angeles, California, 2017. Mark’s Vimeo channel.


Troubleweed bathing towel photography as An Empty Pool by Bryan Bankston, Richmond, Texas, 2017. Bryan’s Photography page on Facebook.


Troubleweed bathing towel photography as a Beach Day Desire Story by Stephanie Larson, Fort Myers, Florida, 2017.  Instagram @tangle.atingle. Futureme.org


Troubleweed bathing towel photography as a Fire Escape Story by Christina Song, Chicago, Illinois, 2017. Instagram @softycreamy


Troubleweed bathing towel photography as an Elephant Story by Maggie Meiners, photographed in Africa, 2017. Maggie’s website. @maggiemeinersphotography 


Troubleweed bathing towel photography as legs looking toward the bay by Justine Genevieve Bianco, Palo Alto, 2017. Justine’s Website.


{ Soon: Trouble weed bathing towel photography by Jennifer Brandon, San Francisco, California, 2017. }


Troubleweed bathing towel photography as mourning veil by Brett Manning, Royal Center, Indiana, 2018. Brett’s Instagram & Etsy Shoppe.


{ Soon: Trouble weed bathing towel photography by Maren Celest, Chicago, Illinois, 2018. }


packing up early

the wait of arrival near

long journey found roam


pakking opp tidlig

vente tiden for ankomst nærheten

lang reise fast roam



ask about the ask

all of the is comes to be

mind transforms as tree


spørre om be

alle de som koomer til å bli

sin for vandler som treet


learning to enjoy

transition friend love and life

daily life is joy


lære å nyte

overgang venn kjærlighet og livet

dagliglivet er glede


last week has arrived


flying to my love


siste uken har ankommet


flyr til min kjærlighet