Wednesday, June 16, 2010

installation of bone piece/ archeological dig site

I'm really digging this excavation photo. It may be embarrassingly obvious that I'm drawn to it for the pinks and oranges of the equipment. The *strata* is something I'd like to replicate.

many layers of earth or levels in an archaeological site (singular stratum).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Something between the wall & floor (on canvas)...

some sort of a beginning...

Resurrection Theme

Mural completed on the wall of the lower narthex of First Baptist Church in Beverly, MA.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

I wanted to be an archeologist. One who would find marvelously mysterious things.

Carved styrofoam covered in plaster gauze and connected with wire.

*The photographed site is not ideal for the installation. It will soon be buried beneath soil.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fleshy Hymnal


All but the two dark drawings are responses to Carl Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"The Man on the Train Named Me Squirrel Girl"

The Totem piece found it's intended
installation in the "Sculpture Across the Currents" show!

Reverse Scroll

I believe I took on a painterly approach in my relationship with these materials. The negative space stands as a vital framing device for the physical mass of the piece.

The leather gloves I used were my grandmother's. After her passing, my mother put them in the washing machine--resulting in their mangled appearance. She also lived on a farm, hence the fences & the toile fabric.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

accompanying video for totem pole.

This is the video to be projected beside the totem pole. On this autumn eve, I was gathering acorns... which found their home in the acorn depository/ "belly" of the totem.

Most of the materials which went into the structure of the totem pole were found on the sidewalk or in the trashy park near my apartment. The video shows me in my continual efforts to find inspiration through alternative, found materials which may "feed" my work.