Earthen Bison - ceramic, Terracotta-Concrete, earth, wood, metal (2021) Bison inhabited Virginia up until the early 1700s. This Bison is made with local red clay, making a connection to the natural landscape and its history. With the wooden framework still visible, this piece is a reconstruction. It is part of the landscape, mountain like, with grass growing from the bison’s back. Pictured on display at Breathe With Me: A Wandering Sculpture Trail in Charlottesville, VA Currently on Permanent display at Scottsville Center for Arts and Nature in Scottsville, VA
The sculpture, dubbed “Mother Nature” adorns the gardens at Martha Jefferson House beckoning a cardinal to share its space. The cardinal, held in her hand, is a symbol of hospitality and the Virginia state bird. The sculpture, grows from the earth, sharing the peace and tranquility of the garden. She is sculptured in concrete affixed to a welded steel frame and will endure. The sculpture was commissioned by the Martha Jefferson House Resident Art Committee to enhance the gardens.
Ghost of the Red Wolf - steel armature, concrete, local clay and earth dug from the site. The Red Wolf is very rare and one of the most endangered animals in North America, with around 20 of them left in the wild. Used to roam the mountains of southwest Virginia and control the deer population. Now long gone from VA, resulting in major changes to the ecosystem and lot more deer. This sculpture depicts the red wolf sculpted from the red earth they used to walk on. . This ghostly image becomes an extension of the natural landscape and is on permanent display along the interpretive trail at Mountain Lake Biological Station, Pembroke, VA. Fabricated and installed during a two-week residency there.
Earth Embracing the Sky No.3- Terracotta-Concrete, 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- Terracotta-Concrete, stainless steel, 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- Terracotta-Concrete, earth, herbs- 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.
Body of Light- Red Acrylic/ plastic, LED lights (2019) This work depicts a silhouette standing on top of a sphere. 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. Displayed floating at Piedmont Virginia Community College