As I awoke one morning, I observed a macro perspective of the wrinkled sheets on my bed as a topographic scape. This was the genesis of a project that has spanned nine years and examines sleep and its relationship to the enduring question: what does it mean to be a human being?

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While sleeping, the brain is active restoring and forming long term memory. I developed a series of 30 drawings titled Day Scraps (after Freud) that explores imagined thought patterns and cognitive functions during sleep.

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In an average life span of 75 years, human beings sleep for 25 years. With one third of a life span given to sleep, I am interested in universal questions about sleep and its significance in understanding what it means to be human.

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Explaining a Rock to a Rock, 2012
Explaining a Rock to a Rock, 2012

A found rock and a piece of chewing gum

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Verification Series
Verification Series
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Anatomy of a Thought
Anatomy of a Thought

30 X 22 in., graphite on paper, 2020

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10_suspension_bodysuitdrawing
10_suspension_bodysuitdrawing
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1_Bed_TopographicMap_Bondy
1_Bed_TopographicMap_Bondy

This is a life-size topographic map of a bed I slept on, created in collaboration with Chris Mixon using ARC-GIS, a geospatial information system. Over 2,700 measurements of the wrinkled bed sheet were taken by hand to create the data for the topographic map.

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