@Helmuth Projects in collaboration w/Robert Andrade 

Phantom Gardens Fortified Cities (monuments)


Phantom Gardens Fortified Cities is an on-going project which questions the allure of the contemporary public space including malls, parks, squares, and museums through monumental sculpture, landscape architecture and commercial imagery. The method of working involves site surveying these “public spaces” which act as society’s modern day acropolis and main intersections of interaction. The project examines on what lies beneath the surface of the polished veneer; in these fantastic architectural settings; where commercialization and violence coincide with the entanglement of the public/private. The work shows these settings as being masked by a false sense of complete perfection, driven by disillusionment. 

DODO Editions Article by Julian Rogers


Fontaine (monument)
Wood, Metal Lath, Aggregate, Cement Plaster
10’x10’



Citadel (monument)
Wood, Moisture Retention Mat, Polyethylene Plastic, Gold Mirrored, Acrylic, Soil, Hypnum, Ferns, Bromeliads, Spider plants, Succulents, Cactus
12’ x 12’



Chanel (monument)
Chanel No.5, Chanel No.5 (counterfeit), Change 105, Gold Mirrored, Acrylic, Wood, Caulking Adhesive

10” x 6” x 2.5”



Logo (monument)
Chanel No.5, Acrylic
 
8” x 8” 



Derive (monument)
Vinyl print
 
8’ x 20’