Public Projects

The ribs of the Wake sculpture being installed at night in Times Square

Public Projects

Projects that engage stakeholders in the design, build and implementation processes are where I thrive. Sharing in the joy, the frustration, the failures and the successes of collaborative creation feels necessary and urgent. As we face the consequences of hundreds of years of rugged individualism and unbridled capitalism, being part of a team that coalesces around common visions for equity, inclusion and sustainability gives me the hope and belief that we can make things better.

STEAM Studio
UNC Asheville’s collaborative, cross-disciplinary making space

Photo showing the STEAM Studio woodshop; table saw and cnc router.
STEAM Studio woodshop

Safe Temple House Door
A sculptural door conceptualized by Mel Chin for the Sweetwater Foundation.

Mel Chin’s Safehouse Temple Door installed

Winter In Woodland Cove
An animatronic production for eco-literacy at the NC Arboretum’s Winter Lights exhibition.

STEAM Studio’s Skills building program for middle school and high school girls and nonbinary kids

A SkillSet student solders the control circuit for her electric guitar

Mel Chin’s animatronic vision for Times Square and a call to rise.

Mel Chin’s Wake installed in TImes Square

A STEAM inspired version of a classic marble run for the Asheville Art Museum’s Art PLAYce.

Tracks from the STEAM Cycle laid out on the floor