She is stranded on an island between two seas: the Sea of Loyalty and The Sea of self- preservation.
Odin 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.
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)
Copper Yei masks with silver, turquoise, brass, on etched jawbone, mounted on Verdite
The inspiration for this piece came from an intense study of Inuit art man's interaction with spirits from the natural world.
Sedna is an Inuit legend about a sea goddess who becomes the mother of all sea creatures. According to the legend, Sedna lived on the Arctic with her parents. Her father was a hunter and kept the family well fed and clothed. Sedna, content with her life, was reluctant to leave her parents, and she put off marrying as long as possible. She finally agreed to marry a man she thought would be a good hunter like her father. The couple moved away to a distant island. Soon after their marriage, her h... (continued)
Carved horse sacrum on fieldstone rock. Dark Knight 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.