22.03.97
2005
porcelain, cast iron, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
14.03.04
2005
urethane rubber, porcelain, light
4.5 x 3.5 x 4.75 inches
18.03.01
2005
beeswax, rusted iron, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
25.09.95
2005
felted wool, cotton, light
3 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches
06.02.02
2005
glass, silk, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75
01.10.02
2005
urethane foam, stainless steel, light
3.25 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches
01.10.97
2005
stainless steel, urethane rubber, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
07.08.97
2005
rusted iron, beeswax, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
04.07.01
2005
cotton, blackened iron, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
13.10.01
2005
lard, urethane rubber, light
dimensions variable
15.01.90
2005
blackened iron, glass, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
01.10.03
2005
carbon steel, urethane foam, light
4 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
20.03.00
2005
silk, felted wool, light
3.25 x 4.75 x 4.75
15.08.96
2005
urethane rubber, lard, light
3 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches
03.06.05 : Packing the Body, Packaging the Self
2005

When God had made The Man,

he made him out of stuff that sung all the time and glittered all over.

Then after that some angels got jealous

and chopped him into millions of pieces,

but he still glittered and hummed.

So they beat him down to nothing but sparks.

but each little spark had a shine and a song.

So they covered each one over with mud.

And the lonesomeness in the sparks

made them hunt for one another,

but the mud is deaf and dumb. 


Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

In this body of work, I use boxes, packing peanuts, and light to represent significant points in my experience. The recognizable forms, forced into uniformity through the casting process, allow the materials to become the content.

I employ a range of media (wax, rubber, silk, steel, iron, porcelain, cotton, rubber, wool, beeswax, lard) to convey hard, soft, pliable, stiff, organic, inorganic, fragile, and strong, and display them in combinations that reflect my sense of myself physically, intellectually, and emotionally. 

The box, as a single geometric container, suggests the body/mind’s attempt to maintain control, while the peanut, as an accessible organic form with associations of protection, padding, insulation, and uncontrolled abundance, describes the body/mind’s literal and figurative contents.

The illumination suggests the presence of the immaterial self, which the peanuts and box function to either reveal or obscure.