I thrive on experimenting with different and unconventional materials. In this case I used repurposed telephone wire. I’ve created a series of shoe sculptures called “If you could walk in my shoes.” It allows me to explore a myriad of subject matters to use in making my art. Each sculpture has a meaning ranging from; performing arts, global warming, social justice, endangered and unusual species, and much more. I use the ancient weaving technique called knotless netting. This hand weaving precedes crochet and was originally used to make clothing. The process is laborious and it involves passing the full length of the wire through each loop. It allows me to meditate and absorb the thought process of each piece. My sculptural art is not only contemporary but expands of boundaries of this ancient technique.
"Regeneration" speaks to the numerous medical breakthroughs that have been discovered in both humans and animals. Using stem cell biology and regenerative medicine to study the annual regrowth of antlers has led the molecular and cellular processes of healing leading to; tissue regeneration, vitro organ regeneration and bone remodeling.
At the Hands of Man – Social Commentary of Man’s Hand in Global Warming, 2021
Knotless Netting, rusted steelH 38" W 34"
Time is running out to stop global warming. The sphere represents the earth with the hands of Man being the cause. The hourglass inside the sphere is telling us time is running out. The hand on the hourglass is trying to turn it over to reverse the effects that man has hand on the planet.
Handmade fisherman's net using aluminum wire, foam core board, repurposed image, nuts and bolts. L-7' H-3' D-11"
I repurposed and image of the Brooklyn Bridge placing it on foam core board. Cutting the image up I then assembled it in a 3D form like an accordion. I made a fisherman's net and attached it using nuts & bolts.
Wire, pinecone scales, niau blancH 18" W 17" D 14"
Materials – Coated Aluminum Wire, Pine Cone Scales, Niau Blanc-coconut tree fibers Techniques – Knotless netting, the two vessels that are placed in front of the largest vessel complete the form of the vessels in the back.
Rust dyed silk, porcupine quills, septarian nodule/stonesL-48" W 39" D 8"
I explored the compelling contrasts between form, essence and abstraction. I created a rust dyed silk print; I then applied batting under the print to retain its softness. The celestial Planets are stones and quills along w/wire armature, they appear to float. The ornate gilded frame brings an old world quality but the abstraction of the print and the protruding planets shows a more modern mix.
The egg shape is representative of all living things. The seven pods represent the seven continents. Each egg is encased in 30 to 40 feet of reed with the cane holding it in place. Stones were used for the form of the eggs. The weaving demonstrates how intertwined all species are with the coconuts showing the delicate balance there is in all life. Mylar was used to symbolize the oceans/water.