Some Choose Love…

September 21, 2009

This interactive piece is a book that has multiple stories to tell depending on the order in which you open the double sided pages. Much like life, the results are an outcome of your choices. It was done with collage and wood stain. (c) 2006

Mourning Mothers

September 18, 2009

I ripped a picture out of the newspaper of three robed women in the Middle East who were mourning. It was very disturbing and sad. The simplified shapes that the robes formed drew every bit of attention to the anguish in their faces and hands. It was over a year between saving that photo and creating the piece. (c) 2006

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The Mourner

September 16, 2009

I’ve done alot of “puppet” figures. He is basicly a puppet (although I hate that term) made with aluminum rods. The head and hands are stoneware clay. (c) 2000

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Creativity Killers

September 14, 2009

I had alot of fun doing my series of “Creativity Killers”. It’s carved with sayings such as “you’re too old”, “you’re too young”, “what is it? ” and “you can’t make money at it”. They are all things that we have all heard at some time in our lives and that are an immediate creativity kill . I also did a series called “Motherhood”. It was a similar shape but had quotes such as, “I’ll take care of it”.. “everybody has one “.. “her mother lets her”… (c) 2003

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Vessel

September 11, 2009

A simple expression of offering. (c) 2004

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Priceless

September 9, 2009

I created a series of “dolls” out of old toys that I found at the flea markets. The cash register reminded me of all of the “how much it costs to raise a child” talk that goes on. (c) 2006

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Judgment

September 7, 2009

This is the story of the final judgment. Some figures are being pulled down in terror as others are holding on to them trying to save them. In contrast ,some figures are in praise, reaching up to the heavens. In this, as in much of my work, the hands are the center of expression. (c) 2004

Watcher in the Woods

September 4, 2009

I rakued thie clay face to give it that aged ,cracked look. I brought this great old chunk of wood from my mother’s studio when she passed away about 10 years earlier. Finally, he decided what he wanted to be. And the hair is yak! (c) 2004

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Balancing Act

September 2, 2009

A fun, light-hearted piece to make . I had this idea in my head for quite a while until I finally figured out how to get it to look like it was balancing! (c) 2004

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