Assemblages: Little Windy Hill

Digital photography, laser etching, 2016

Assemblages is a series of digital vignettes (photo interpretations) of Last Canyon rock shelter, near the Wyoming and Montana border; Little Windy Hill pond in Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest; and Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. Each will create dialogue of how local ecosystems have been formed, given human impacts. More...


Assemblages: Panoramic

Assemblages: Panoramic is a visual celebration of the Rocky Mountain West's natural beauty, seen through a series of natural landscape reconstructions, created as multi-panel environmental vignettes.


exine stratification

exine stratification is a top-down view of the Rocky Mountains, designed as a six-part series. Elevation is an often unimaginable indicator of geological historic. This top-down view Rockies forces viewers to consider space and place, looking headlong at the amazing scale of this Alpine landscape.


sensoria [sen-sawr-ee-uh]:

sensorium is a collection of species eradicated through the North American Megafauna Extinction. sensoria - the sensory apparatus of the body - are 3D-printed species made extinct through human intervention. Species consist of Columbian Mammoth, Giant Sloth, Short Faced Bear, etc.



Laser cut, mixed media, data-visualization, 2017

Minerals are a brilliant indicator of the past. Mineral and geologic data inform percussion as it representations of Earth’s history. Each mineral present in a 150' deep vertical rock core sample of the Rocky Mountains. There are 60 individual, 5"x5" core visualizations that make up percussion.

Of " Great Acceleration'

3D modeling and printing, 2016-17

Biological changes occur naturally across Earth’s landscapes. A period known as the ‘Great Acceleration’ signifies the heightening of human activity from the start of the industrial revolution (1750) to nearly the present (2010) – otherwise referred to as the Anthropocene. Of ‘Great Acceleration’ contrasts natural occurrences with those brought on by human impact, which can further accelerate change. More...



19th Century collodion wet plate process, digital prints, 2017

capping is a series created using the Civil War era Collodion wet-plate process. Prints are shot on 4"x3" glass plates, cured in a silver bath, scanned, exposed, and printed at 10x magnification. Each print is 40"x30" and is displayed with the original glass plate.capping - a term, which means the covering over of a completely-full landfill - explores this 1860s process to explore digital influences and excessive human waste.

Generations proof video

Live-video projection, sound-sensor interactive input, 2017-18

Generations is a live-video feed actively augmented by human interaction. An Arduino micro-controller fitted with a sound-sensor funnels through four-levels of volume to control the live-video display. The live-video feed was created using Processing, an open source visual programming language, to create a site-specific installation. 

Generations is a collaboration between Brandon Gellis, Alexine Sumner-Hultgren and William Harris.

Natural Trap Cave Time Lapse Video

Video, Theta 360 camera, 2017

Natural Trap Cave (Bighorn Basin, Wyoming) is a natural repository of paleontological information on the North American Late Pleistocene, due to a rich layer of fossils from animals that became trapped in the cave.

This is a fish-eye perspective video created from time-lapse footage gathered inside of Natural Trap Cave, WY.

Critical Impacts trailer video

Video, data-visualization, 2017-18

Rates of past environmental change are important for contextualizing and understanding current and future rates of environmental change. Critical Impacts – a collaboration between Brandon Gellis, Dr. J.J. Shinker and Meg Thompson Stanton – is a video project informed by historically-accurate data regarding the acceleration of climatological temperatures since the introduction of mankind on the North American continent.