Suggesting a reclining figure or branches this mash up of found and handmade, organic and industrial, fragile and indestructible, is both alluring and repulsive and appears to have made itself.
child's chair, construction cone, conduit, ball, plaster, wax cast, paint. 42 x 26 x 20 inches.
etail, femme fatale
detail, femme fatale
pendulous ubera, 2014
Always suggesting the human form. moving dolly, string of construction lights, metal conduit, wooden frame, rubber nipples, jar of petroleum jelly, cleaning mitt. Dimensions variable. Currently - 76 x 56 x 29 inches.
detail: pendulous ubera
Yes, those are fingers in that growth.
Growing mushrooms inside a pillar that has the grain of a tree? How odd. Plaster "fungi" lips surround it.
Rooted. A frame becomes a display platform, a plinth becomes a tree with mushrooms growing from it, fingers as fungi.
metal frame, wood, plaster, wax, mushrooms.
62 x 48 x 36 inches, 2014.
strangle hold :
The piece of granite is holding it all upright.
dresser drawer, plastic bottle, scale, granite. 40 x 44 x 29 inches. 2014
This thing grew on its own. All the little tentacles happened spontaneously. They grew like the mushrooms on my other sculpture.
detail: strangle hold
origin of the world (after courbet) ;
A used dolly is transformed when paired with a wax cast from a tree that was struck by lightening. The damage was absorbed into the tree's structure with uncanny results. Centered on a piece of plexiglass and lit from below this sculpture embodies movement.
10 x 30 x 18 inches dolly, plastic cones, plexiglass, light, wax.
detail: origin of the world (after courbet)
When casting the tree anomaly, some bark and lichen became embedded in the mold and were then transferred to the wax. They are now nested in the sculpture, acting as relics and a portal to the uncanny experiences I have had in the forest.
This sculpture was mentioned by Roberta Smith in her review of Come Together, Surviving Sandy. A deeply carved plinth regains some of its natural texture and a found table leg combines with handmade elements, taking on distinctly human qualities.
54 x 18.5 x 23 inches, wood, metal, wax, 2013
An illustration of paper towels being pulled out by a hand is strategically located over the dark crack of this found towel dispenser, adding a comical twist. In Celtic folklore, the sacred Rowan tree has magical, healing and artistic properties.
nesting objects ;
Stretching the rules, molds were taken of wire bundles that resembled vines. Twisted in a circle, they become an orifice and counterbalance to the disassembled cart rupturing a found wooden plank. A cast metallic hand props up the other end.
closet anarchist :
Discarded domestic objects, a staple of the NYC landscape and symbol of a disposable society are given new life when combined with a mold taken from a tree anomaly that resembles the human body. An iphone video of morphing eyes surveys the scene.
84 x 46 x 34 inches wood, vine, plaster, silicone, metal, monitor.a
Dangling from life support, branches or an electrical matrix - a towering form sits atop Geisha shoes. Projected images of morphing body parts animate this sculpture, while cast paper leaves, drenched in epoxy seep through clear tubing.
96 x 60 x 43 inches, AC vent, plumbing pipe, iron bar, paper mache, hula hoop, projector, plexi, wire.
detail, monocle :
Orifices abound. One is surrounded by stethoscope tubing, highlighting and drawing the eye to an eye". From a projector, images of morphing body parts appear and are "captured" on a dangling plexiglass screen.
detail, closet anarchist
Resembling a leaning branch, this sculpture is body-sized. The gloves are porous and sand leaks from their insides, marking the passage of time and changing shape as they shed. The gloves signify the domestic and labor while embodying movement. 50 x 10 x 16 inches, gloves, sand, metal pipe, 2013
pieces of former projects strung together can be leafed through like a book.
A plaster cast of a tree-root system resembles a disembodied claw or hand. It was broken and re-assembled with prosthetics. It sits atop a shelf embedded in the wall. This sculpture illustrates my interest in making display part of the art.
52 x 42 x 13.5 inches, wood, plaster, broom handle, plaster, clay, pipe joint, 2013
A simple gesture is played out with a minimum of materials.