D Brian Burns II

Reflections of Self

Spring, 2017

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

Mixed media sculpture and performance. In this performance I went into the woods with a small group. I climb into a box that I burried 4 feet underground below the snow. I then close myself in as 2 hooded figures come out and bury me underground for about a half an hour. During that time, the hooded figures read from a 4 part poem I wrote on wooden books. After completing the poem, they dig me back up, before leaving the site. 2017

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

Mixed media sculpture and performance. In this performance I went into the woods with a small group. I climb into a box that I burried 4 feet underground below the snow. I then close myself in as 2 hooded figures come out and bury me underground for about a half an hour. During that time, the hooded figures read from a 4 part poem I wrote on wooden books. After completing the poem, they dig me back up, before leaving the site. 2017

Thank You For Everything

Thank You For Everything

Performance and mixed media sculpture, includint wood and acrylic. In this performance I walked about 20 minutes into a remote part of the woods, only letting one female person know where I was. I strip before I enter the woods, and upon finding the box I made, I screw myself into the box, duct tape my mouth and hands, put a bag over my head, and throw the drill away. I then stood in that box, blindfolded, with my privates exposed for an hour before the person came to find me and let me out.

I Am So Sorry

I Am So Sorry

Still shot Performance with lip stick, honey, feathers, and a processed chicken. In this performance, I sit in an elevator, and after I put on lipstick, I put feathers back into a rotisserie chicken. after returning the feathers to the chicken, I kiss it with my lipstick leaving a red mark where the head was. I then pour honey over myself and feather my head and body. I then go to a field, and bury the chicken among yellow tulips. 2017

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

Mixed media installation and performance. Including wood, string, chain, acrylic, canvas, alcohol bottles in wax, and plaster. This installation was coupled with a poetry reading.

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

Detail Shot Mixed media installation and performance. Including wood, string, chain, acrylic, canvas, alcohol bottles in wax, and plaster. This installation was coupled with a poetry reading.

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

Detail Shot Mixed media installation and performance. Including wood, string, chain, acrylic, canvas, alcohol bottles in wax, and plaster. This installation was coupled with a poetry reading.

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

The Hope of Birds and Birdmen

Detail Shot Mixed media installation and performance. Including wood, string, chain, acrylic, canvas, alcohol bottles in wax, and plaster. This installation was coupled with a poetry reading.