2021-2008

 

Most of the sculptures I make stem from my desire to understand activities, events, and people that are part of  daily life. Primarily, I use a mix of found materials, text, and images derived from my interaction with these activities, events, and people.

"Southern Magnolia"
"Southern Magnolia"

Installation, 22'x33'x11' . Steel rods spearing a year's collection of leaves from our tree, wood, leaf letters, lights, and digital prints (see link for full description).

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"Southern Magnolia (on site)"
"Southern Magnolia (on site)"

On site installation that preceded gallery installations at ArtFields and Coker College. Magnolia leaves, metal rods, and lights. Approximately 12' in diameter x height of tree (see link for full description).

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"Only Words #4"
"Only Words #4"

Paper shred pressed (dry) into a plywood mold. Mold panels were removed leaving this freestanding sculpture. Approx. 6'x 18"x 6'. View 1 of 3 See video link below.

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"Only Words #4" (detail)
"Only Words #4" (detail)

Close-up showing how paper shred fell away over duration of exhibit. View 2 of 3 See video link below.

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"Only Words #4" (detail)
"Only Words #4" (detail)

Closeup of sculpture surface. View 3 of 3 See video link below.

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Around the House (still)
Around the House (still)

Still from one of five videos documenting building roof brackets for my Art vs. Life Project. See video link below.

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"Around the House"
"Around the House"

View of installation with brackets and projection of five videos. Approx.:15x15x11' See video link below.

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"More Than You Think"
"More Than You Think"

Bricks are supported by columns of caps. Nothing is glued, just stacked. Bricks and bottle caps, 4' dia. x 5' high. View 1 of 3 See video link below.

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"More Than You Think"
"More Than You Think"

View showing part of interior. View 2 of 3

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"More Than You Think (detail)"
"More Than You Think (detail)"

Cap column contains approx. 1400 stacked caps: small portion of accumulation from a twenty year period (by my family of four). View 3 of 3

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"Yogurt You Say"
"Yogurt You Say"

Size variable: 11' H in this space. Quart size yogurt cups (accumulated by my family of four). View 1 of 2

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"Yogurt You Say" (detail)
"Yogurt You Say" (detail)

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"Balanced Diet"
"Balanced Diet"

Food packaging and bricks balanced on wooden seesaw. Flattened boxes: cereal, cookie, cracker, etc. from family's food consumption. Approx. 5' L x 3' H x 2'W View 1 of 2 See video link below.

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"Balanced Diet"
"Balanced Diet"

Same as previous slide. View 2 of 2

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"Only Words #1 & #2"
"Only Words #1 & #2"

Paper shred (junk mail, receipts, exams, etc. saved from school and home). View 1 of 5

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"Only Words #1"
"Only Words #1"

Only Words 1 is made from cast, shredded paper (junk mail, receipts, exams, etc. saved from school and home). Wet shred was pressed into hemispherical molds, dried, and assembled. Sculpture measures 4' x 4' x 4'. View 2 of 5

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"Only Words #1" (detail)
"Only Words #1" (detail)

Individual ball measure about 8' in dia. View 3 of 5

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"Only Words #2"
"Only Words #2"

Paper shred (junk mail, receipts, exams, etc. saved from school and home) was pressed (dry) into a mold. The panels of the mold were removed leaving the freestanding pyramid seen here. Approximately 4 x 4 x 4'. View 4 of 5

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"Only Words #2" (detail)
"Only Words #2" (detail)

Nothing was added to glue shred together. View 5 of 5

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"Blind Faith"
"Blind Faith"

This is a working model of an oil field pump.48" W x100" H x110" L, wood, bearings, motor, and mixed media, 2008. View 1 of 3

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"Blind Faith" (detail)
"Blind Faith" (detail)

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"Blind Faith" (detail)
"Blind Faith" (detail)

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"Bale ful #1"
"Bale ful #1"

This sculpture contains about two years accumulation of food packaging, by my family of four, glued end to end and rolled up. Measures approx. 3.5' in dia. x 14". View 1 of 2

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"Bale ful #1" (detail)
"Bale ful #1" (detail)

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