Unfurling, copper, paper, thread, 4 x 2 x 1 feet, 2016.
Photo Credit: Blake Smith, multi-media artist
Collaboration with awesome paper artist Elizabeth Speaker (check out her instagram @elizabethspeakerstudio) and worn on the runway for the Exhibition in Motion at the Society of North American Goldsmith's conference.
Ceres, steel, copper, laser-cut leather, 4 x 2 x 3 ft, 2017. Photo Credit: Blake Smith
Second collaboration with Elizabeth Speaker (check out her instagram @elizabethspeakerstudio) and worn on the runway for the 2017 Exhibition in Motion at the SNAG conference, with the theme of "Unmasked: Conceal and Reveal."
More views of Ceres below.
Lost Sea, enamel, copper, glass, 14 x 11 inches, 2016
Some of my favorite pieces have been experiments or "one-offs."
These pieces along with collaborations with other artists keep me fresh in the studio and often lead to new bodies of work.
Lost Sea (left) was made as part of the Metropolitan Arts Council's Flat Out Under Pressure, an annual 24-hour-art-making event. The imagery refers to the loss of freshwater bodies of water such as the Aral Sea due to human diversion. It was recently exhibited at the Blaze International Enameling Exhibition in Taiwan and at the Richmond Art Center. Check out my similar work in glass below.
Krakatoa, enamel, copper, wood, 22 x 22 inches, 2013
This piece metaphorically compares the loss of loved ones to natural disaster. The egg shapes refers to my archaeological drawings of pot burials. The appropriated map image depicts impact measurement zones across the earth. This piece was made as part of the Metropolitan Arts Council's Flat Out Under Pressure, a 24-hour-art-making event. The piece below deals with similar themes.
Targets, enamel on steel, 2002, 28 x 15 inches
Population Density, enamel on steel, 2002, 28 x 15 inches
Cannons and Stars, enamel on steel, 2002. 30 x 28 inches.