The duality of a wasteful nature vs the foundation of what it means to be human. Nature will cover us when we are gone or waste as we know it will just be a layer in our history.
3D Printed nylon, mixed media, and found objects. Unit average: w. 9cm, h. 45cm 2015
We are a part of the natural world. How do the constructs we build differ from the ones that other animals build? We are similar but different, sometimes it feels like we live in the shadow of something greater. Other times like two sides of the same coin occupying the same space.
Found objects and mixed media w. 9cm, h. 17cm, l. 9cm 2015
Man Vs nature is the great struggle. Who's constructs for survival are superior? The relationship between what we use to survive and what other animals use to survive. Reason vs instinct. Intellect vs simplicity. Suit vs pelt.
Blown glass, 3D printed nylon, rabbit fur, mixed media, and found objects. w. 7.5cm, h. 38cm 2015
Our relationship with nature is often one sided or isn't discussed in every day life. The consequences of societies actions don't seem to hinder our superficial relationships. Does what we do to lab mice impact our perception of a forest? Should it?
The mice are taxidermy that appear dead, lying on the bottom of different sized beakers.
Blown glass, taxidermy mice, found objects, and mixed media Largest: w. 9cm, h. 28cm 2015
You may never realize how small or how large your home is. The concept of home can be as personal as your own skin or as vast as the universe. As abstract as the concept of self but as routed in all of us just as strongly.
The holes in the shell are drilled in the shape of the constellation that shares this pieces name. Casting light onto the small trailer. The Woman is holding a gun.
Turtle shell, found objects, and mixed media. w. 12cm, h. 5cm, l. 16cm 2014
Free as a Bird
Are people meant to put down roots or is that denying something in our DNA? Are the social constructs we have for ourselves a perversion of evolution or the conclusion? What is the nature of the human spirit? If there is such a thing.
A sparrow with a non gender specific figure mowing the grass on it's back. Other birds are available.
Taxidermy sparrow, found objects, and mixed media w. 15cm, h. 5cm, l. 16cm 2013
Change can come in a moment, in the most mundane moments. Every action of your life has the ability to become something more.
The sculpture is made of a spent shotgun cartridge and is mountable with a hook on a wall. More photos to come as well as an e-store.
The Call of the Wild
The power of words and someone else's perspective can change everything.
Blown glass, found objects, and mixed media. w. 19cm, h. 42cm 2013
w. 10cm, h. 28cm 2014
Time and Memory
Coming to terms with death is something so human and so incredibly hard. What is the self? Memories fade and change. Consciousness does cease, neurons stop firing and your meat goes cold. Maybe the you currently making memories is so different from the you who's memories you hold that it doesn't matter, or maybe death is the only thing that matters.
First Image Deer skull, mixed media, and found object. w. 14cm, h. 13cm, l. 22cm Other skulls are proportionate but fragmented. 2011-2015
Language and communication are an important part of identity. How you express yourself to others and how others see that expression can be disjointed at times. Though words can be defined do they still mean different things to different people? why?
Hot formed glass, found objects, and mixed media. Each prism is about 10cm in diameter. 2012
Do perceptions about drugs, sex, and bad habits limit our ability to grow? Limit our interactions with others?
Blown glass, mixed media, and found objects. Each sphere about 27cm in diameter. 2012
If we don't change what will nature look like after we are gone? Maybe our perfect lawns will take over and the animals we've engineered to suit us will inherit the earth.
Sand-cast glass, mixed media, and found objects. w. 13cm, h. 13cm, l. 8cm 2011
What lies beneath the surface of mundane everyday life?
Blown glass, mixed media, and found objects. w. 16cm, h. 27cm