Cypherspace & Farm Family featured in ‘A Community Portrait’

Both Cypherspace, and Farm Family Objects’ are featured in this little gem of a publication. ©2017

This Community Portrait is a gift from your friends at
Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) with the help
of local artists who provided illustrations of our community
to celebrate your arrival in Lafayette-West Lafayette.
As with any growing and evolving community, no one
publication can comprehensively capture every adventure
and detail available in such a progressive and diverse
environment. Yet, the essence of our community is hallmarked within this “portrait” with whispers of our past
influences, examples of our humanity, and references
to strong educational, medical and business alliances.
Included are examples of creative endeavors, efforts
to preserve our environment and historical significance,
and places where pleasures are experienced.
We welcome you to join us as our community canvas is
realized. It is our wish that your personal creativity will
also develop to its fullest as you establish your family,
work, and life in the Lafayette-West Lafayette community.
Welcome home!”


Farm Family photo by David Umberger

Just Paint

This acrylic painting is an original design to highlight my love of bright colors on black. I am quite happy with the way this piece turned out. I even painted one of my three Dog Days of Summer entries to match this work: Psychedogic. I’m currently exploring some mural possibilities extracted from this design.

Fleurs de Lafayette

Orange, yellow and white crosswalk pattern made of fleur de lis.

Petronio and I designed a three color fleur-de-lis pattern for the crosswalks at the intersection of 10th and Main streets, downtown Lafayette. We chose the colors of yellow, orange, and white as cohesive colors that would combine well with street and caution signs (orange, white, and yellow signage, as well as existing road paint (yellow and white lines).

the yellow, white, and orange Fleur-de-lis pattern over-layed on a google street image of the intersection. At teh bottom is a birds eye view of the whole thing, the three color swatches and
The proposal image

During the summer of 2015, we painted the approved design with help from community members. As of summer 2018, we have repainted them twice more, with a scaled down design.

detail of the original crosswalk pattern
  • Location: 10th and Main St., Lafayette, Indiana
  • Sponsored by: the Placebased Investment Fund Grant awarded by the Indiana state office of Rural and Community Affairs and Indiana Department of Tourism.


DANCITY is a planned route that follows the gallery walk through a specified area. Painted footprints and dance terminology will adorn the path, and participants will follow the magic steps to their next destinations, dancing all the way. Dance demonstrations and music will be featured, and dance related door prizes will be available for people who complete the dance course.

CommUnity Mural

Location: Under the Twyckenham overpass, off of S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN

For this mural, I worked with Dave Raymer of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and at risk youth to help beautify the city of Lafayette. I designed a color block pattern that made use of the existing structure of the wall.

Close up of my square.

TAF invited members of the community and youth from Cary Home to paint monochromatic designs on top of the underlying color blocks, with different themes, such as literature, music, nature, and architecture.

Land O’Plenty

Found Object installation


Within the discarded symbols of those too rich in material excess can be found the hungry faces of those needed on the hidden underbelly to support such a system. If we can imagine a time without this inequality, then we can begin working for change through our own daily choices.