Relics grew out of my field research and interviews with people affected by hoarding disorder. Seeking to better understand their desire to hold onto broken objects that no longer serve their function, I learned that it was often memories or past events associated with the object that often kept the person from letting go of the possession. Each Relic painting contains a unique augmented reality film I create, representing a memory or event associated with the object. To activate the augmented reality, one points a smart phone up to the painting, using the ARTivive app, which launches the film directly over the painting.

AUGMENTED REALITY DEMO Click video to see how the augmented reality works with the paintings.


Relic (bottle ) 2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:37

Relic (bottle)
2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:37


Relic (bowl)  2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:01:28

Relic (bowl)
2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:01:28


Relics  (vase) 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relics (vase)
2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


Relics  (mug) 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relics (mug)
2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


Relic  (muffin pan) 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relic (muffin pan)
2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


Relic (garden shears)  2017, 18” x 14” Oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relic (garden shears)
2017, 18” x 14” Oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30