The inspiration for this piece came from an intense study of Inuit art man's interaction with spirits from the natural world.
Copper Yei masks with silver, turquoise, brass, on etched jawbone, mounted on Verdite
is inspired by the Norse mythology. He was known as the god of battle, but also of wisdom, magic, and poetry. He is a God for the times. We need shields to protect us from greed and envy. Yet we must rely on our creativity if we are to navigate uncertain waters. Odin is symbolic of the mighty sea warriors who braved the elements, but maintained values of loyalty and compassion.
Standing on a copper carousel, "The Little Prince" represents that inner child living in a dream world. He wants to wear masks, get a laugh, and be free to play without shame or judgement.
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.
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.