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Earthen Bison - ceramic, soil-cement, earth, wood, metal, 6' x 7' x 2.5' (2021) This work depicts a life-size bison, made using clay from the location where it is installed. I've been interested in bison for a while as they once roamed Virginia in the early 1700s. This piece makes a connection to the landscape and history, as there is history in the soil. The armature is made out of wood and chicken fence and still visible which illustrates that this piece is a reconstruction.
Earth Embracing the Sky No.3 soil-cement, stainless steel, wood, clay, dirt, 12’x 8’x 8’ (2019) This work depicts a human figure holding up a circular structure that frames the landscape in the background. With this sculpture the circular opening functions as a visual entrance to the beyond, and emphasis the beauty of the landscape. The figure itself is an extension of the earth and holds up this landscape. This work is pictured on display at Les Yeux du Monde in Charlottesville, VA
Earth Embracing the Sky No.2 - soil-cement, stainless steel, sod, clay, dirt, 12’x 8’x 8’ (2018) This work depicts the human form as an extension of the earth. This figure holds up a disc that frames the sky in a circle. The work was first designed as a modern depiction of Atlas, the Greek Mythological figure who holds up the sky and heavens. However, this sculpture now takes on a more relative meaning as it symbolizes a human connection with the earth and cosmos. This work is pictured on display at the Costal Discovery museum in Hilton Head, SC.
Earth Healer - soil-cement, sod, clay, dirt, herbs, 8’ x 8’ x 7’ (2017) This work illustrates a nurturing connection with human beings and the natural world. The sculpture is installed in the center of an herb garden with healing herbs growing around the figure and also in her cradling arms. It is pictured on display at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia.
Figure of Light and Water - Plexiglass, recycled Styrofoam, LED lights, 5’ x 5’ x 5’ (2018)This is a figurative work where the figure itself a source of light. This work was part of “Let There Be Light” at PVCC, 2018. It is displayed floating on the lake behind the Dickenson building at PVCC. The reflection of light in the water completes the work.
Body of Light - Plexiglass, recycled Styrofoam, LED lights, 5’ x 6’ x 6’ (2019) This work depicts a self-portrait silhouette standing on top of a sphere of light. This work began as geodesic dome made from translucent red acrylic. It is lit from within and floating on a lake. The bottom half is the reflection of light in water, completing the circle. It is pictured on display at “Let There Be Light” at PVCC, 2019, displayed floating on the lake behind the Dickenson building.
Bird of Light, steel, plastic, led lights, 15' x 4' x 4' (2020) This piece was made in December 2020, in Covid times and after a big political victory, I wanted to make something that would be uplifting for the community. This piece is also modeled after the Hellenistic Greek sculpture, Nike of Samothrace. This piece was installed in Belmont and part of "Let There Be Light," 2020, where artworks were installed all over Charlottesville in peoples yards.
Shadwell the Giant Fish - steel, stainless steel, 5’ x 4’ x 15’ (2019) This work was commissioned as part of “Flow: The Rivanna River Arts Festival” in Charlottesville, 2019. During the event visitors were invited to collect trash along the river and then deposit that trash in the mouth of the giant fish. This piece is currently on display at Darden Towe Park in Charlottesville, VA
Girl With Rainbow Hair - ceramic, 15” x 12” x 12” (2018)This work and the one below were made as part a performative piece called "The People’s Portrait Project," which took place on the downtown mall as part of “Art in Odd Places: Matter” in 2018. At random, people walking on the mall were invited to have their portrait bust made on the spot. A total of 11 portraits were modeled in clay, and later on they were fired. This project celebrates the diversity of people on the mall.
Goddess Wings - ceramic, paper, tape, wood, 152” x 49” x 30” (2016) This work and the three below are inspired by the aesthetics of a studio space. They function, as complete works and works in progress simultaneously. They deconstruct traditional notions of figure sculpture, while pulling inspiration from Greek mythology and art history as well.