He has been featured in SIUE's student-run newspaper here and on the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences website here. He will also be featured on a future episode of Segue, SIUE's College of Arts and Sciences radio program.
Guise uses the concept of hyperreality, which depicts either a distorted reality or something that does not exist at all, by using 3D printing, sculpture, and projection mapping to create a surreal image of a real time event. The clear water in the pool is surrounded but untouched by flooded river water, a metaphor on how the more privileged of society can escape climate change easily. The pool, a physical object, is filled with real water to play against the projection of muddy water, asking the viewer what is real. The green of the life preserver in the pool represents the thoughtful but sometimes meaningless steps we take to combat an event that is reshaping our way of living. Guise embodies the uncanny feeling that climate change has on us and embraces an often-contradictory mindset we all have on the subject. By approaching this subject with both a sense of humor and within the hyperreal, I bring to light a different aspect in which we connect to and understand something that seems beyond understanding.