Commvnion is a unique examination of the qualitative value of human existence. The project touches on a variety of existential issues ranging from life and death to the intangible reality of consciousness.
Ultimately, I hope the project manages to ask the question "what is art?" The art, in this scenario, has very little to do with the individual pieces and instead relies upon the context of their presentation, the questions they create, and the elaborate and extensive universe that the project exists in.
Solipsism Wow! is a marketing campaign to promote the joyful philosophical concept of Solipsism; the idea that only one's mind is sure to exist. The campaign and marketing collateral is based off the Catholicism Wow! campaign featured in Kevin Smith's wonderful 1999 film Dogma.
Manufactured Human is a DALL·E powered exploration of our perceptions of reality, presented without context. Is our reality an accident or an inevitability? Is there fundamentally a difference between the past, present and future? Is there a tangible difference between what we remember and what we imagine?
Thanks to DALL-E's extensive training sets, the project is able to take a photographic approach to these questions while referencing a variety of well known photographers like Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange, James Nachtwey and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Roam By Land is a passion project between my partner and I. It’s a sort of outdoor adventure journal documenting our trips and time together. Eventually we hope to make Roam By Land a larger part of our lives as we shift to a more nomadic way of life.
Downtvwn is an Instagram based photo journal chronicling my daily and nightly walks around wherever it is I'm currently living. It was initially focused around downtvwn Houston, Tx but grew to encompass a variety of urban landscapes.
The Ordinarily Organization is an anti-art art movement that aims to promote the obfuscation of art as a whole. It's a rejection of the modern art world and events like Art Basel that celebrate the aesthetics of celebrity art culture more than the art itself. Think of Ordinarily as the parent company of everything I do.
It probably is and isn't exactly what you think it is. Still very much a work in progress, so I'll refrain from disclosing too much at this point.
A free range nomadic retail conservatory. Foxbird is a curated collection of art and cultural artifacts that my partner and I would want to have in our own home. The idea is to consume and appreciate these items as long as we want, while creating a space for them online where we can archive their historical and artistic importance. The items are available for purchase, and we will have location specific collections of things we find while traveling.
Example of items include a first edition English language printing of Là-Bas by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, a first edition printing of The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire (illustrated by Major Felten), and an original lithograph poster by Georges Braque. Launching ... soonish.
Existentialism as a service. Absurdly is a mobile app / subscription service that allows you to subject yourself to a variety of existential ideas and concepts and ways to work your way out of them. The general idea is to become The Absurd Hero and combat the meaninglessness of life with actionable items. Launching ... someday.
An undisclosed project that's part science / part philosophy. Philosophical science? This is one of the few projects I'm actively creating that I feel genuinely benefits from not having an identifiable creator. I'll probably release it here after it's run its course. If you saw it in the wild, you'd probably realize where it came from.
Cultfindr is a service for finding cults, or "new religious movements". As ridiculous as that sounds, there's some intellectual curiosity to be enjoyed in learning about the various ways other people are finding meaning and purpose in life. Fundamentally none of us have any idea why we're here, so you might as well absorb as many different perspectives as possible. Maybe refrain from actually joining any of them though.
The Society of Spiritual Incision is a spin off from the universe I created for Commvnion. I intend to flesh out (pun intended) more of this universe in detail through various mediums / medias.
If you're a fan of Douglas Adams, you can see where this is vaguely headed.