Draped Figure Form
Draped Figure Form

Texas Limestone 9" x 6" x 11"

(Private Collection)

Figure Form
Figure Form

Texas Limestone 10" x 4.5" x 10.5"

Within/Without
Within/Without

Texas Limestone 12" x 5" 7"

Figure Form in Motion
Figure Form in Motion

Tennessee Brown Marble 21" x 10" x 15"

Figure Form in Motion
Figure Form in Motion

Tennessee Brown Marble 21" x 10" x 15"

Trophy
Trophy

Wood & Limestone 48” x 8.5” x 8.5”

(Collection of the Artist)

Trophy
Trophy

Wood & Limestone 48” x 8.5” x 8.5”

(Collection of the Artist)

Passage
Passage

Wood, steel & limestone 80" x 9" x 9"

(Private Collection)

This piece represents an enlightening period in my life.  I had returned to my birthplace, a small town in northern Michigan. There, I cared for my aging parents until their passing. I experienced an emotional reconnection between people and places. These times reinforced for me the belief that all living things are connected.

Passage
Passage

The symbolism of the fish has many meanings. First, the water from which the fish exists represents the unknown, the subconscious and depth of knowledge. It is a deep and endless mystery. The fish represents, faith, adaptability in the wild, like the determined salmon that swims against the current great distances to return to its birthplace to continue the circle of life. The fish also represents abundance, transformation and creation...the flow of life.

Passage
Passage

(Detail)

The tree lived for more than 80 years. The wood from the tree was first used to build a barn to shelter and sustain life for over 80 years. This same wood is reclaimed and reshaped by the artist to take on another purpose and meaning.

The tree lives on in the lives of others.

Passage
Passage

(Detail)

Passage
Passage

(Detail)

Passage
Passage

(Detail)

Chemical etched ferns into steel.

The fern represents consciousness awakening. As the curled fronds of the young fern transforms towards the light and truth to flourish, so does man.

Element of Danger
Element of Danger

Found Objects 78" x 8.75" x 8.75"

(Collection of the Artist)

After returning to my childhood home after being gone for many years, I rediscovered these saw blades. They were hanging in the same place I remembered them as a child. The wood base was also rediscovered. In its raw form, it was nothing more than a stump used as a chopping block. Sculpting it revealed a beautiful piece of elm. 

Element of Danger
Element of Danger

(Detail)

Element of Danger
Element of Danger

(Detail)

Element of Danger
Element of Danger

(Detail)

Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher

Interactive Diorama

This interactive ephemeral piece invited the viewer to press a button on the pedestal, illuminating the inside of the creel that belonged to my father. The viewer was encouraged to peek inside. Inside was forest floor living matter, including; soil, ferns, lichen, seed pods, fishing lures, all symbolizing a boy’s memory walking the path along a trout stream with his father. Using sight and smell, the viewer experienced a recollection of a place in time.

Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher

(Detail)

Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher

(Detail)

During the monthlong exhibit, the plants inside the creel were nurtured and continued to grow.

Wishbroom (detail)
Wishbroom (detail)

Altered found objects 9" x 16" x 3.5"

Wishbroom
Wishbroom

Altered found objects 9" x 16" x 3.5"

 

 

Recollections
Recollections

Found Objects & Sandstone 16" x 6" x 6"

(Collection of the Artist)

A collection of objects found in my father’s workshop. Having returned after being gone for many years, I recapture my childhood years recollecting the times spent in my father’s workshop. The mason jar is chemically etched to obscure the contents, suggesting a vague memory. The stone base is the same stone of which the family house is built.

 

Recollections
Recollections

(Detail)

Recollections
Recollections

(Detail)

Don't Worry
Don't Worry

3.5" x 3.5" x 2"

 Installation View   "In the Golden Hour"    Plaster, gold Leaf, painted steel & Texas Limestone  18" x 4" x 4"

Installation View

"In the Golden Hour" 

Plaster, gold Leaf, painted steel & Texas Limestone

18" x 4" x 4"

 Installation View

Installation View

Draped Figure Form
Figure Form
Within/Without
Figure Form in Motion
Figure Form in Motion
Trophy
Trophy
Passage
Passage
Passage
Passage
Passage
Passage
Element of Danger
Element of Danger
Element of Danger
Element of Danger
Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher
Wishbroom (detail)
Wishbroom
Recollections
Recollections
Recollections
Don't Worry
 Installation View   "In the Golden Hour"    Plaster, gold Leaf, painted steel & Texas Limestone  18" x 4" x 4"
 Installation View
Draped Figure Form

Texas Limestone 9" x 6" x 11"

(Private Collection)

Figure Form

Texas Limestone 10" x 4.5" x 10.5"

Within/Without

Texas Limestone 12" x 5" 7"

Figure Form in Motion

Tennessee Brown Marble 21" x 10" x 15"

Figure Form in Motion

Tennessee Brown Marble 21" x 10" x 15"

Trophy

Wood & Limestone 48” x 8.5” x 8.5”

(Collection of the Artist)

Trophy

Wood & Limestone 48” x 8.5” x 8.5”

(Collection of the Artist)

Passage

Wood, steel & limestone 80" x 9" x 9"

(Private Collection)

This piece represents an enlightening period in my life.  I had returned to my birthplace, a small town in northern Michigan. There, I cared for my aging parents until their passing. I experienced an emotional reconnection between people and places. These times reinforced for me the belief that all living things are connected.

Passage

The symbolism of the fish has many meanings. First, the water from which the fish exists represents the unknown, the subconscious and depth of knowledge. It is a deep and endless mystery. The fish represents, faith, adaptability in the wild, like the determined salmon that swims against the current great distances to return to its birthplace to continue the circle of life. The fish also represents abundance, transformation and creation...the flow of life.

Passage

(Detail)

The tree lived for more than 80 years. The wood from the tree was first used to build a barn to shelter and sustain life for over 80 years. This same wood is reclaimed and reshaped by the artist to take on another purpose and meaning.

The tree lives on in the lives of others.

Passage

(Detail)

Passage

(Detail)

Passage

(Detail)

Chemical etched ferns into steel.

The fern represents consciousness awakening. As the curled fronds of the young fern transforms towards the light and truth to flourish, so does man.

Element of Danger

Found Objects 78" x 8.75" x 8.75"

(Collection of the Artist)

After returning to my childhood home after being gone for many years, I rediscovered these saw blades. They were hanging in the same place I remembered them as a child. The wood base was also rediscovered. In its raw form, it was nothing more than a stump used as a chopping block. Sculpting it revealed a beautiful piece of elm. 

Element of Danger

(Detail)

Element of Danger

(Detail)

Element of Danger

(Detail)

Dreamcatcher

Interactive Diorama

This interactive ephemeral piece invited the viewer to press a button on the pedestal, illuminating the inside of the creel that belonged to my father. The viewer was encouraged to peek inside. Inside was forest floor living matter, including; soil, ferns, lichen, seed pods, fishing lures, all symbolizing a boy’s memory walking the path along a trout stream with his father. Using sight and smell, the viewer experienced a recollection of a place in time.

Dreamcatcher

(Detail)

Dreamcatcher

(Detail)

During the monthlong exhibit, the plants inside the creel were nurtured and continued to grow.

Wishbroom (detail)

Altered found objects 9" x 16" x 3.5"

Wishbroom

Altered found objects 9" x 16" x 3.5"

 

 

Recollections

Found Objects & Sandstone 16" x 6" x 6"

(Collection of the Artist)

A collection of objects found in my father’s workshop. Having returned after being gone for many years, I recapture my childhood years recollecting the times spent in my father’s workshop. The mason jar is chemically etched to obscure the contents, suggesting a vague memory. The stone base is the same stone of which the family house is built.

 

Recollections

(Detail)

Recollections

(Detail)

Don't Worry

3.5" x 3.5" x 2"

Installation View

"In the Golden Hour" 

Plaster, gold Leaf, painted steel & Texas Limestone

18" x 4" x 4"

Installation View

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