In the Bath
copper, polymer clay
11.5" x 8"
The Balance
      copper and brass
        16"x 5"x 3"

 

     Candice
     steel, silver
     4"x 5"x2"

Resonance.bronze and steel
21" x 18" x 6"
 This piece is about (among other things) the
conception performance and perception of music

Highbeam
steel

15" x13" x4"

This piece contrasts the subtlety of the human body with the simplicity and bluntness of the steel.

 
Family Portrait
copper
12" x 17.5"

 





    Forbidden Fruit
   copper, rock, pearls
   16" x 12"




The Great Flood   
copper, steel    
8" x 6"    



 

 

My series of tree sculptures is a result of: [a] becoming fascinated by convoluted trees over the course of my 
summer hikingand [b] getting a new oxy acetylene welding set up.



Jordan
copper
25" x 13" x 6"
 


Checkmate

copper, marble

This combines a chess theme with a meditation on the complexities of social relationships.




 

Masks
assorted materials

These masks were first sculpted in wax. The bronze (second from the left) was then cast with a standard  lost wax
  process. I used an electroforming process similar to copper plating and a simple hammering process to make the other three

 

    Introspection
polymer resin, clarinet parts
14"x 10"x 2.5"







 
Fragment 2
copper
24" x 17"x8"
                    
 


Apple Tree
silver, pearls

Fragment
electroformed copper
18" x 14" x 7"

This is about trying to
remember the face of
someone you've almost
forgotten
               
House in the Woods
maple
31"x12"x8"

I made this after
walking in the woods
and observing the complex
ecosystem that had sprung
up on a fallen log

 

Glyph
mahogany
26" x 10" x 11"


According to the Random House Dictionary, a glyph is a pictograph or hieroglyph. I'm fascinated by the fact that hieroglyphs
are coming back into usage (in the form of "universal" signs).
Woman's Work
maple and black walnut
height ~55"



I love fabric art and wish it were discussed
more in art history classes.
This piece represents a loom. The bench in front
of it is the place a woman would have sat while she was weaving.

Fabric piece on wall is by an unknown artist.

Pandora's Box
copper
17" x10" x10"
 
The bust is copper,  treated with a silver nitrate patina.  The box is also copper.  This is the result
of heating copper until it glows cherry red and then dousing it in ice water.

                                                  

Duet
black walnut
36" x 19" x 14
   
Body Mask #2
copper
24" x 14" x 6"

Transition
copper
8" x 4"

Odalisque
bronze
21" x 15" x 9"

I've been experimenting with the idea of reflecting the sinuous motion of the human body by sculpting draped fabric

 Cloth Studies

The way a dropped piece of cloth falls is so incidental
it's interesting to render it in a  hard, durable medium like bronze.
   In my work, the image of a bunched piece of cloth can symbolize
  frozen time.  Sculpting something like this can be a fascinating meditative exercise, but it can also drive you out of your mind


fun with media...
 
Tigger
polymer resin

 

White Portrait
polymer resin

      

Screen sculpture is  a new medium.  I used the polymer image of the dog to generate another piece with screen. I like the fact that the object is "there" but also "not there".

       


...  arcane murals-- I love them.


        
A Diver Decides to Resurface

steel

Fossil 1
polyviner resin

Playing around with the fact that polymer clay
will take prints, I printed a few ferns from my
back yard.  I then sculpted some low relief
"stone age" fish and combined the two to create a
pseudo fossil.  Sometimes one can start with an idea
and start there.... other times you start with
what your eye tells you is meaningful and explore it
with no goal in mind.


              a botanical fiddle



 


Help Me to Understand
polymer clay

this old clay piece was a reaction to the events of 9/11/2001

 
 

 

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Surfing Art Sites? Try These Links...

 

Kobi Levi's Sculptural Shoe Museum
Anastasiya Shpagina- Ukraines Real Life Anime Girl
The American Visionary Art Museum
17 amazing Body Painting by Johannes Stötter
ArtNet- online art magazine with great links
Baltimore Creative Alliance Home Page
BrainyQuote/ Art Quotes - good source for art quotes
Fleckenstein Gallery and Archival Framing
Galeria Arteuy - Latin American "modern" art
Chicken Wire Sculpture of Ivan Lovatt
gorgeous exotic hardwood pics- Spa City Woodworks website
Greater Ithaca Art Trail-- artists in the Ithaca, New York area
Guild of Metalsmiths Gallery
Industrial Rage - sculpture and multimedia show at Studio Szabries
LINKS: A Critical Journal
Maryland Artsource
The Science Company: Patina Formulas for Brass, Bronze and Copper
Sculpture.net - includes index of sculptor's blogs
Sowebo Arts-south west Baltimore alternative art
Wire Magic - gallery of artists who work in metal wire