Archive for the ‘function’ Category


Saturday, December 20th, 2014

An intervention Kit for Blue Barn Theater, in collaboration with Min | Day

Project Sketches

Spring/Summer 2013

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Light Ramp (Device) was completed in early June. The final installation was the culmination of a year long (plus) process that started with an open, national call for artists. The ongoing collaboration with the design team and my project intern, Andrew Ordonez, pushed the project into its final form. Go here for project details.


During Spring Break I was able to spend time in Omaha and build some improvisational furniture for Theaster Gates’ project at Carver Bank.

The three main pieces built for this project are the reception/office desk, repurposed from an earlier project, a kitchen table for the studios, and a separating bench located at the edge of the gallery area. These last two pieces were built from “4th floor” resources at Bemis.

La Esquina Temporary Renovation – May 2013 (Sum Minus)

Monday, May 27th, 2013

James Woodfill: Artist
David Dowell: Architect

Project Video

More Images and Information

In conjunction with rises Zora, a series of exhibitions starting at La Esquina In Kansas City, MO.

Exhibition Site


Table Set (phase 1)

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Phase 1 of a series of functional commissions for a private residence in Omaha, NE is now complete.

Project Details


Box Truss Table

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A collaborative project with eldorado inc, 2011: hacked lackey

This project reflects an ongoing dialog with eldorado about the bridges between design, function and sculptural installation. Full project details.

ladder ladder

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A recent project commissioned by Kathy and David Dowell.  More


Monday, September 5th, 2011

Chicken Shanty/Re-oriented Studio Debris

Commissioned by Josh Shelton and Destiny Riggs, 2010. This project was the first of two commissions last year from Josh and Destiny – the second can be seen here.

bemis dock rail

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The Bemis Dock Rail was completed over several phases this summer. See more.

bemis library

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Library renovation at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE. Completed August, 2011 Library Details