i use cast off materials and detritus in my work. disassembling the old then reassembling to make new.
not always pretty but i hope interesting and thought provoking.
construction of drowning piece
a snapshot of the construction process to make the installation piece 'drowning'
how far can i push the concept of a bird nest with various sizes and materials.
when is it not a nest anymore and just a jumble of 'stuff'.
how can i still honour the nest making concept and the materials without it becoming 'kitchy'. these nest are not cute, soft , cozy or safe. the materials must be shown.
after a serious auto accident in the fall of 2014 i could not work in my usual manner for several months- i had to work though and i came up with the assemblage format - using a sewing machine and piecing paper /soft goods as i could not manipulate hard metal yet. this is the series i came up with. a very personal group of works.
using aluminum and steel art gallery lighting shades taken from the trash. repurposed and reassembled them .
using pigmented bee's wax to give a new look.
building reliquaries- using material that are circular to create a stupa.
using anything from the tires off the children's wagon- long since outgrown- , table top, sewing machine flywheel,to the gears out of a clock, i always include something very special in creating each stupa.
started out as a painter and gravitated toward sculpture. found the materials thought of as trash fascinating , more so than pristine new material. my goal is to find the core essence of any of the detritus i am working with - stripping down motors, air conditioners, - anything really to get to the pure... more