Building an empire and other things of no consequence... (2009)

Clay, foam, plexiglass, beaver sticks, cathode lights, speaker components, audio.

Two architectures, both animal and human-based, were built to function as both sculptural elements and speakers. The two forms represent an opposition between nature and human culture- a beaver dam and a re-creation of the Ziggurat of Ur, a Sumerian religious structure built to inspire awe and terror in the state. The two structures have speakers and subwoofers built in and a soundtrack continues the duality between the forms.