Names of Magic, 2000: wax, wood, metal leaf, 54 x 27 x 5 1/2 inches. Each row of bottles spells one word.
Top to bottom: Magic, Prestidigitation, Tricks, Illusion, Sorcery, Enchantment. (On the reverse of Tricks, it reads Treats.)
Natural Magic: Cures for Modern Maladies, 2000: wax wood, metal leaf, 30 x 46 x 7 inches. Text on some of these bottles: Soporific, For the Shock of the New, Against Alien Abduction, to Attract Parental Admiration, Analgesic, To Relieve Boredom, To Enhance Tolerance, Bad Hair Balm, Addiction Enhancement, Addiction Replacement. On red bottle: Drink Me.
Natural Magic: Cures for Modern Maladies 2, detail
Natural Magic: Cures for Modern Maladies 3, detail
Miraculous vessels, 2000: wax, wood, digital C-print, 29 x 35 x 6 1/2 inches
White magic, 2000: wax, wood, applied metal leaf and text.
White magic, detail: Analeptic
Acts (of self deception), 2000: wax, wood, applied metal leaf text, 30 x 46 x 7 inches. Texts include: The magic of square dancing, the art of multitasking, the science of macramé; the magic of day trading, the art of raising goldfish, etc.
The names of magic, 2001: Wax, wood, applied metal leaf text, 20 x 26 x 5 inches
Hand Signals 3, 1999: wax, wood, metal leaf, Plexiglas, 20 x 16 x 3 inches
Spell Jar, 1999-2000: wax, blown glass, metal leaf, on steel stand; 58 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Tiny wax bottles have fragments of the word abracadabra on them.
Lost language 2: Siamese twins, 1998: 21 1/2 x 11 x 3 1/2 inches; wax, pigment, metal leaf, wood. The pairs of words read, from top to bottom, Heresy/ Doctrine, Familiar/ Sinister, Control/ Abandon, Luxury/ Necessity, Exile/ Refuge.
Arcadia, 2000: wax, applied text and image, wood, 26 x 24 x 4 inches
The Storyteller, 2000: 36 x 28 x 5 inches. Each grouping of bottles bears fragments of texts suggesting a specific kind of narrative—science fiction, romance novels, detective mysteries, morality tales, etc.
Lost and found, 2001: wax, wood, applied image and text, 18 x 14 x 3 ½ inches
The names of magic 4, 2000: monotype on paper, 18 x 26 inches