MULTI-ELEMENT INSTALLATION PIECES
italian white marble, italian gray marble
6" high x 23" x 13"
Don's metaphoric images and figures inhabit landscapes worked into crisply defined form, using color, texture, and material to imply, hint, and suggest.
GODSPEED BARSOOM: DEJAH
italian red and white marbles,
spanish & belgian black marbles
12" high x 29" x 16"
THREE HILLS FOR REMUS
italian gray marble, white alabama marble,
belgian black marble, yellow pine
58" high x 22" x 19"
More often than not, the works express aspects of the human character through the exploration of the metaphors of language, myth, and the spiritual journeys of our own human condition.
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cast bronze, chinese black marble
7" high x 12" wide
The sensual contrasts inherent in the materials intertwine and combine to reveal the relationships between the archetypal forms those materials take and the spaces they inhabit.
MEN WOULD BE ANGELS . . .
italian fossiliferous sandstone, travertine,
italian white and red marbles, iron ring
19" high x 24" wide
WHISPERS TO THE MOON
detail of wall piece
as shown 25" high x 12" wide
variable dimension wall piece
an open-ended piece with new elements added periodically, the current version has twenty-one elements
40" high x 40" wide as shown with nine
43" wide detail
partially buried outdoor installation
Whether abstracted or representational, the work creates a context in which to focus our perceptions of the binding drama of human life.
studio in metro Atlanta, Georgia
Stone is usually the primary material Don uses for the major element in his work, although a diversity of other materials are used to contrast and complement the stone.
Each type of material is chosen for its unique qualities, and each quality adds a depth to the expression of the work.
Though working with the juxtapositions of a variety of materials, Don first and foremost considers himself a carver. In the process of carving it is the material which is the genesis of all other considerations for the sculptor.
In other words, it all begins with the material.
YEAH, MAM (SHE PULLED MY TOOTH)
A DETAIL FROM THORNE SMITH’S GARDEN
black irish slate, italian yellow marble, spanish black marble, blue & red glass, tooth
12½" high x 12¾"x 3"
Sometimes we find a metaphor that doesn't fit into an easily-defined category . . .
ON A MORTAL PLANE:
TABLE IN RED AND BLACK
champlain radio black marble,
spanish red marble, steel
22" high x 50" x 22"
A RUNCIBLE BOWL
2½" high x 9½" dia.
limestone, glass, clock movement
12" high x 16½" wide
limestone, polyester, marble, electric light
11½"" high x 9½" wide
aluminum, stainless steel, glass, illumination, engraving
78" high x 120" wide collection Beth Tefillah Atlanta
. . . and then again, some metaphors deserve their own category . . .
page last updated: August 19, 2020
ONE AT A TIME
One cannot help but be influenced by the arts and artists experienced in the journey through life. Paying tribute or homage to those who work in other artforms — writers and composers, musicians and actors, and other visual artists — is a time-honored tradition.
One also cannot help but imagine what the fertile back gardens of these cultivators might be like, or contain . . .
RED DEPTHS (OMPHALOS ROSSO)
mixed media painting with glass, ceramic
12"x 16"x 2"
VERDIGRIS DREAM: PEEPIN'
stretched canvas, slate, copper leaf, wood, maple burl, glass, ceramic, pigment
24"x 23"x 3"
detail from HOME SUITE: LUB-DUP, LUB-DUP
cast and carved plaster, bronze powder, carved acrylic,
travertine, slate, celluloid, anodized alumninum, linen,
wood, etched glass, paint
17"x 15" x 4"
two views DRINKING FROM A BROKEN
CUP TASTES AS SWEET
(BORSALINO ON WHEELS)
cast and carved plaster, carved acrylic,
found objects, clay, rope, electric illumination, paint
12"x 15" x 11"
two views 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"