ARTIST STATEMENT: I attended Pratt Institute and graduated with a degree in Painting. My work after school became sculptures carved from wood and inspired by Hopi Kachina dolls, West African sculptures, and Constantin Brancusi. They were small and positioned on tables or pedestals with kinetic movements initiated by the viewer. Later works became free standing and larger, inspired by the religious wood-carved figures in the churches and museums Iíve visited in Mexico, South America and in the United States.
As Above, As Below 2015 Photography 7.5" x 15" Juxtaposed photographs with the camera aimed up with corresponding ones that are aimed down. There are 50 groupings in this series.
The Answer of the Sea 2014 Wood, plexiglass, sand, glass, fishing hooks 21" x 10" x 46"
sea_saw 2010 water, wood, scratchboard, ink, fishing hook 11.5" x 11.5" x 2" Seascape submerged in water, hanging by a fishing hook, framed in wood, and photographed by the sea.
Happy Birthday Marcel 2013 Bicycle wheel, stool, lock 24" x 13" x 60"
"untitled" 2000 wood, lead, wrench, necklace, school ring, hand-cuffs, gyroscope, lock, scissor, and architects curve 24" x 24" x 80" A collision of carved archetypal symbols (chalice, crown, egg, sword, and arrow) held from the ceiling by manufactured objects painted red (wrench, necklace, school ring, hand-cuffs, gyroscope, lock,
Psychopomp 2007/2009 wood, oil can, rose petals, guitar parts, candle, plexiglass, beads 18" x 18" x 33"
Unicycle: Made-ready 2003 wood, tarot card 28" x 15" x 50"
The King and I 1996 wood, gold leaf, belgian linen, wax, gears, chain, saw blades 67" x 21" x 64" In this piece the viewer gets to be a part of the art work. By pedaling, they activate the legs of the carved King figure and view him through the fine art convention of a gilt frame. Other people vie
In the Kingdom of the Blind, the one-eyed Man is King 1992 Wood, prosthetic eye, lights, spring 21" x 13" x 42"
Golden Stilts 1993 wood, motor, lights, Human hair 25" x 15" x 95" A naked, hairy man stands precariously on golden stilts. One stilt is carved with images of buildings, baby bottles, a folded flag, coins, and a leg bone. The other has abstract forms. Unfortunately,
Fragile Body 1991 Wood, electric motor, castors 30"x 15" x 69"