hydrodome | 2016 | 147" x 240" x 240" | wood, hardware, thermoplastic, two-channel digital video projection


Digital video footage of light reflecting off the surface of water fills this geodesic dome screen. The architecture of the screen stretches and distorts the images.


The textures and colors of light reflecting off of water in nature are projected onto the semi-translucent thermoplastic film covering a wooden framed 20 foot diameter geodesic dome. The architecture of the dome bends and stretches the images projected through two projectors on either side of the dome. The footage used was collected at ten water locations throughout the United States by the artist. This project was funded in part by a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust (Seattle) and realized with equipment procured by University of Idaho's Prichard Art Gallery.

hydrodome (phase II: integrated research)

Hydrodome is primarily an interface to information. Initially, the surface of the dome was filled with imagery of light reflecting off of water in nature. As a pilot-program, researchers from University of Idaho were invited to submit video footage gathered through their experiments for the artist to curate. The footage seen here was submitted by researchers in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences in the College of Natural Resources at University of Idaho headed by Kara Yedinak, PhD.

hydrodome - a rear and front projection screen

Images can be viewed from both inside and around the outside perimeter of the 20 foot diameter dome.

hydrodome -detail

Seen here- digital video footage of the sunset reflecting off a lake.


The dome can be adapted to any space. Here, in University of Idaho - Moscow's Prichard Art Gallery, a column absorbed into the structure.

hydrodome - exterior side view

Here, images captured of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana illuminates the dome.

hydrodome - side view

Light reflects off the surface of the dome and scatters across the nearby wall.