Catchin' Some Zees
Irish slate, earthenware, Virginia slate, graphite, bronze, Italian serpentine
12½"x 14"x 1¼"
Cornucopia: Torse Poupée
Irish slate, papier-mâché, paint
12"x 12"x 5"
'Cross the River Red
plaster, bronze powder, dyed Indiana limestone, ceramic, steel, pigment
12½"x 7"x 2½"
9½"x 8"x 4"
A wearable mask modeled from life from a young woman who's heritage is part Cherokee and part African-American. Her hair was dyed purple at the time she posed . . .
Indiana limestone with added pigment, glass, plaster with copper leafing and cupric nitrate patina, Verde di Prato serpntine, sea urchin spines
10"x 20¾"x 2½"
detail of partially etched glass lens showing the patinaed copper, sea urchin spines, and Verde di Prato serpentine
detail of added pigment and sandblasting on limestone
(Smiling at Me)
6¼"x 11¼"x 4"
Geometries of Innocent Flesh (In the Arcade)
Indiana limestone, unglazed ceramic with added pigment, Virginia slate, Italian Rosso Arabescato Orobico marble
11½"x 23"x 2¾"
detail of ceramic with added pigment and Virginia slate elements
detail of three Italian Rosso Arabescato Orobico marble elements
detail of two adjoining textural surfaces of the Indiana limestone
This piece was done for an exhibit in which I was invited to take part: ONE EARTH / ONE CHANCE. The exhibit was an opportunity for each artist to make a statement about climate change and global warming. I had a difficult time in creating a statement until I realized that in cosmic terms Mother Nature is telling us the joke is on us humans — Gaia will survive the damage we have done to the planet, but Homo sapiens might not. So I decided to emulate — in my own sculptural way — the great Chuck Jones, the animator at Warner Brothers who told us jokes for over sixty years . . .
Dilemma: Chuck Jones in the 21st Century
Indiana limestone, wood, sandblasted glass, sandpaper, formed acrylic, Virginia slate, polymer clay, pigment
7¼"x 20"x 16½"