Birth is a path to death. Bones remain as sole evidence of existence. My work is about honoring death and celebrating life. I want to resurrect forgotten spirits and recover the beauty of those lives. In my sculpture, the bones have a voice, and so they forever speak for themselves.
Neptune and Salacia, a royal mythical couple, represent a time when gods were in high demand given so much misinformation and suffering; their presence was a needed protective force against enemies and elements. Those times of uncertainty are returning. My work considers the false expectation of immortality and loss of soul in pursuit of ever lasting youth.
Alone, and rejected from her tribe, Pretty White Bird dances in the moonlight, the only light she’s ever known. Cast aside for her difference, embraced only by creatures of the night, she is stranded on an island between loyalty and self preservation.
Carved horse's sacrum on fieldstone post. When carving into this piece I saw a mouth dropped open in horror and then many faces spiraling upward and outward in an apocalypse. This sculpture is about the evil of oppression and the dignified spirit of those trying to fight it off. The presence seems noble, yet haunting, so I named it "Dark Knight" to emphasize both its dark being and the experience of a dark passage.
Bone figurine with reversing mask mounted on a repousse copper carousel. This bone figurine became complete when mounted on a copper carousel. It appears to be a child conducting to an imaginary audience on a platform that is childishly grand. The vision pulled me back to a time before labels and judgements, back into a world of "dress up". There is a depth to the eyes behind the mask that evokes compassion for that lost child.