Exit Allegan is comprised of a series of sculptures based on the paper mill industry along the Kalamazoo River and references multiple Superfund cleanup sites in Allegan County, Michigan.

My structural renditions of architecture and shifting sediment are formed from clay bodies that have been saturated with stains and oxides. The material takes on an ambiguous color and surface that connects as much to industrial materials like iron as to the organic sludge and sediment it represents.

Each construction follows the natural evolution of architecture and terrain and is informed by topographical maps, aerial photographs and city records.

Rock-Tenn, 2013
Vitreous brown clay, cone 6 oxidation, paper and steel mount 13” x 45” x 32”, Photo by Tim Thayer