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

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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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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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I live in a part of the country where areas are literally rusting away. The old factories are abandoned and the factory houses are dilapadated. The outlook for many of the children being born in these neighborhoods is bleak. The symbolism within reflects these emotions. (c) 2006

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Peace Bird

August 28, 2009

I sculpted the hands to cradle a bird but instead I found myself making a heart and breaking an old china bird and attaching the pieces. I liked that it seemed to leave the meaning a bit more open to interpretation from one viewer to another. (c) 2006

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Primal Scream

August 20, 2009

I originally did this piece very small. Not happy with how it was going, I began to pound the form down. The shape distorted in such a way that I was enthralled enough to stop there and eventually I repeated this figure in the large form that you see now. (c) 2006

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Solemn Soul

August 7, 2009

Solemn Soul : This piece was made with white high fire sculpture clay and assembled deer bone. I enjoyed working with the larger size (without the weight.) (c) 2006

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