Sculpture

Fence Project

View Statement I am intrigued by the instances where a tree grows through a chain link fence and ultimately the tree dies and so does the fence. There is a battle. A strong exchange of energies. The wood takes form in many ways, a trunk, a branch, I cut them out. I present them in a different context, preserving the struggle of Man, Nature and Time.

After I remove the tree, I return with red, white and blue left over computer wire to repair the damage, the hole, the void created by this conflict. I am taking matters in to my own hands and repairing the problems we have all created. The discarded technology that was intended to improve quality of life is brought back to serve a different purpose rather than end up in another land fill. Are we waiting for a messiah bureaucrat to appear and fix everything like unemployment, hunger and corruption? Or do we change things ourselves, with our own effort, with our own determination? The sculptural intervention on the street brings these issues directly to the public eye searching for accountability.

Mobile Sculptures

View Statement My work speaks to the balance between man and nature. This series of mobiles physically focuses on the idea of equilibrium. By using personal metal hangers, consumed shell fish and leftover construction materials that would otherwise be discarded, I bring human excess back to productive means. The mobiles move in concentric circular patterns at the mercy of the wind or water creating new and recycled energy from waste. By presenting man-made materials in harmony with natural ones, we begin to see how man tries to create the beauty inherent in the natural world. Can it be done? Can we surpass the natural? Or is it the balance that is ultimately more important?

Mending The Void

View Statement I am intrigued by the instances where a tree grows through a chain link fence and ultimately the tree dies and so does the fence. There is a battle. A strong exchange of energies. The wood takes form in many ways, a trunk, a branch, I cut them out. I present them in a different context, preserving the struggle of Man, Nature and Time.

After I remove the tree, I return with red, white and blue left over computer wire to repair the damage, the hole, the void created by this conflict. I am taking matters in to my own hands and repairing the problems we have all created. The discarded technology that was intended to improve quality of life is brought back to serve a different purpose rather than end up in another land fill. Are we waiting for a messiah bureaucrat to appear and fix everything like unemployment, hunger and corruption? Or do we change things ourselves, with our own effort, with our own determination? The sculptural intervention on the street brings these issues directly to the public eye searching for accountability.

Lotus Heart

View Statement For the Wynwood Art Fair, I propose the LOTUS HEART, an interactive installation that will add to the Steel Rib Cage that I created for the Heart Happening last year. My idea is to create a large "Lotus Heart" that will fit inside and protrude through the rib cage. The flower although confined by the cage, will appear to be growing through and busting out of its restraints. The sculpture will be made of 12 individual flower petals that when brought together create a large scale 6' high x 16' wide x 12' deep Lotus Flower. During the first two days of the Wynwood Art Fair, I will have the individual petals laid out in a circle and will ask visitors to write their dreams on the inside of the petals. Each petal will be painted black on the outside and light pink on the inside. I will provide dark pink, purple and red paints for the people to paint and write with. This will create a deeper color at the base of each petal, which will create depth for the flower once it is constructed. On the last day of the fair, on Sunday, I will bring the flower to life inside of the rib cage. The concept is that everyone on the street is participating and "watering" this flower, giving their blood to this heart, by adding their dreams to its essence; a sign of hope; the sign of Lotus House.