In addition to smaller works, I also create large scale outdoor sculpture. These tend to be lifesize, or slightly larger, and many are installation pieces. Previous works, which are not shown on this page, include a life-sized horse, a 5 foot stork, and a 3 foot sleeping dragon.
Like many of my other works, these statues hold great symbolism and derive either from mythology or from self experience.
Current size: height: 5 feet, width: 3 feet, depth: 3 feet (extending to staff)
Nike represents the victories of life, surviving and overcoming obsticles and preparing for new challenges.
A tree-dwelling merperson,
Okeanos/Thalassa represents the titans of the ocean. Quiet and meditative, this piece sits quietly on its nature-made throne contemplating life around it.
Size: 8 feet long (13 feet if stretched to full length), 6 feet high (in present position), 5 feet deep.
Wire: Galvanized, steel, aluminum, brass, found objects.
"Don Quixhote: The Patron Saint of Dreamers"
Sometimes, my unorthodox career choices can become discouraging especially with set backs. I made this piece as a reminder that the ideal world can be achieved. In the story of Cervantes, Don Quixhote leaves behind a dull life to become a gallant knight. Though others find him mad, Don Q. lives the life he has always wanted to live.
This piece wears a dream catcher as a halo, and holds a copper staff. The "steed" is a pool pump cover which I have painted in multiple layers of paint to reflect various levels of reality.
A personal work, this embodies a time in life when everything seemed to go wrong. It is a counter point to Nike: Victory (pictured above).
This piece sits on a discarded piece of cypress tree, a piece of beauty near where I live that was cut down and destroyed due to disease. At its feet are pieces of "Mega Fish," a sculpture that neighborhood children destroyed, stomping it until it was crushed. The piece itself is missing the left eye, the eye of imagination, and has no mouth. It is intentionally awkward, trying to cover itself with weak arms, one too long, one too short. Inside its chest is the weight of failure: a reflection of a "weight" I carried within myself when rejected from a job I would have dearly loved.
Yet, also hidden within the sculpture is a small air plant. I found this plant discarded in the trash, though it still appeared to be alive and healthy. It is a sign of life and hope.