New Fiction! “The Great Escape”

My story “The Great Escape” is featured as a podcast by Second Hand Stories. The story is a fictional account of the very real tradition of holding a seánce for Harry Houdini annually on the anniversary of his death, Halloween. I wrote about the Houdini séance for Dirge Magazine. Elizabeth Carter did the recording for…

The Polka Dot Princess’s Fear of the Phallus

The retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s artwork currently on display at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum showcases a 6-decade career hallmarked by obsessive, mind-bending repetitions of patterns and immersive viewer experiences. The exhibition has turned into a social media sensation. An Instagram selfie in a Kusama infinity room such as “Phalli’s Field” is a status symbol,…

Photos from Day 2 of #100DucksDC

I spent about fifteen months making duck sculptures out of packing tape, and then I put them on display in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC.Photos from the first night of #100DucksDC can be found here. Below are photos from the second day of the event. Soon, I’ll post photos of the final day including…

Doll Part Art: Visual Feasts Made of Plastic Bodies

Barbie body harvesters are turning your favorite childhood toys into unnerving and unforgettable works of art. Dolls placed into scenes of sin and sexuality create disarming juxtapositions. Detached, neatly contoured limbs and severed, big-eyed heads make an uncanny valley torture chamber. Scroll down and feast your eyes on the depravity of Mattel-perfect bodies dragged into…