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.
"untitled" 2000 wood, lead, wrench, necklace, school ring, hand-cuffs, gyroscope, lock, scissor, and architects curve 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,
The King and I 1996 wood, gold leaf, belgian linen, wax, gears, chain, saw blades 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
Golden Stilts 1993 wood, motor, lights, Human hair 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,