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Marfacello (JefferJudd) mushes together the memory of Thomas Jefferson and Donald Judd. I am interested in how both men viewed themselves relative to an expansive American West, and the philosophy of westward expansion. On a tour of Judd's home in Marfa I was struck with how similar it was to historic homes, particularly Monticello. Both men constantly tinkered to improve everyday items, to the point that they were almost obsolete. And both relied on others to manufacture their visions. Using anecdotes from both men's lives, I made each sculpture to serve a purpose however big or small. Some sculptures reimagine beds that Judd or Jefferson designed. Some sculptures are designed to measure the angle of the horizon line.