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.
King Neptune and Salacia are the royal couple of the sea. Equipped with his famous trident, Neptune is controlling and fierce, determined to win the hand of a reluctant Salacia. By contrast, Salacia is carefree as the calm sea she represents and resists surrendering the good life of a sea nymph to assume the role of Neptune’s queen. The chase ends in marriage and the couple reign together over the sea. Battling stormy seas or celebrating calm waters, theirs is the timeless battle over control an... (continued)
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.