During a month at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as Taliesin Artist in Residence I created a series of sculptures informed by Arizona’s Sonoran desert cacti and architectural metals and hardware.
During a month at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as Taliesin Artist in Residence I created glazed ceramic sculptures informed by bird adapations to Sonoran desert cacti. Nests in mature saguaro cacti, Arizona’s state tree, are dug into the main truck by the Gila woodpecker. The plant protects itself, hardening into a permanent hole that other birds and reptiles use when the bird architect leaves. The cactus wren builds oblong nests between the cholla cactus’ thorny branches. Missing my studio, I also made ceramic portraits of my hammers.
Throughout my practice I have used the box format to frame and observe.
An interactive work with vintage turtle skeleton illustration and pop beads in a cork case.
The glass captures the detritus from forming a hollow in a spent lithographic limestone.
Seven keyholes allow a glimpse of opaque eye shades lurking behind tinted glass.
Sculptural series with altered brooms as stationary sculpture and motorized ceiling-mounted installation.
This combine sculpture pairs an old broom in a new wig and a young broom portrait.
The second in a series of oil on board portraits of every broom in the studio.
One in a series of gouaches, this triptych contrasts opaque colors with the golden mean of amphorae.
This large pastel contrasts the gorilla skull with a golden ruler.