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Craving tactile materials, bundles of broken down boxes and plastic containers are collected from the side of the street or in dumpsters. A misshapen rock or twisted branch often joins the mix of discarded remnants, creating a cacophony of objects from both the natural and material realms. These materials are chosen for their devalued, ephemeral, and formal qualities, and they are organized utilizing a physically demanding process. Each object that is collected displays a history, showing evidence of a life lived prior to their artistic arrangement. And, beyond this expressive incarnation, these materials also have a lifespan. These projects not only employ imagery from the natural world, they also having a life trajectory that mimics all things found in nature. 

Carnivorous Flower
Carnivorous Flower

Epoxy putty on wood 5" x 5" x 3.5"

Cardboard Bronze
Cardboard Bronze

Cast bronze 13" x 16" x 12"

Void
Void

Cardboard, hot glue, acrylic 21" x 23" x 7"

Black and Red Coral
Black and Red Coral

Straws and hot glue 7.5" x 6.5" x 5" and 8" x 7" x 9"

Snails (Warriors)
Snails (Warriors)

Epoxy putty and shells Varied sizes

Fertile Seeds (detail)
Fertile Seeds (detail)

Epoxy putty, wire mesh, seeds, acrylic

Carnivorous Void
Carnivorous Void

Epoxy putty on wood 12" x 9" x 3.5"

Reef Cycle (installation detail)
Reef Cycle (installation detail)

Recycled toilet paper and paper towel rolls, biodegradable adhesive, wood, Plexiglas, LED light Dimensions variable

Vital #1
Vital #1

Cardboard, hot glue, grape stems 6" x 5" x 5"

Vital #1
Vital #1

Cardboard, hot glue, grape stems 6" x 5" x 5"

Gummy Brain
Gummy Brain

Gummy worms, plaster gauze, chicken wire, hot glue, acrylic varnish 12" x 8" x 9"

Glorious Void
Glorious Void

Clay, wire mesh, glue, spray paint, embossing powder, gold leaf on wood 16" x 16" x 6.5"

Carnivorous Orchid
Carnivorous Orchid

Epoxy putty and wire Approx. 12" x 15"

Carnivorous Orchid (detail)
Carnivorous Orchid (detail)

Epoxy putty and wire Approx. 12" x 15"

Carnivorous Tile
Carnivorous Tile

Ceramic 6" x 6" x 4"

Void
Void

Cardboard, hot glue, magazine paper 13" x 12" x 3.5"

Ceramic Void
Ceramic Void

Glazed ceramic 8" x 8" x 4.5"

Reef
Reef

Ceramic 6" x 5" x 8.5"

Wave
Wave

Cardboard, hot glue, foam core, acrylic, wooden stretcher bars Approx 8' x 10' x 4'

Barnacle
Barnacle

Cast bronze Dimensions variable

In Bloom
In Bloom

Shells, epoxy putty, rock, brick Approx. 6" x 6" x 8"

Carnivorous Flower
Carnivorous Flower

Epoxy putty and wire on wood

Wave
Wave

Cardboard and hot glue 4' x 5' x 5'

Carnivorous Plant
Carnivorous Plant

Epoxy putty and wire on wood

Elegant Void
Elegant Void

Wire, lace, thread 6" x 5" x 4"

Tripod
Tripod

Metal wire, thread, leather, wood, glue, goldleaf 8" x 8" x 13"

Void
Void

Cardboard, hot glue, acrylic 19" x 14" x 8"

Double Reef
Double Reef

Glazed ceramic Approx. 23" x 8" each

Coral
Coral

Straws, hot glue, rock 7" x 4" x 6"

Precarious
Precarious

Ceramic, twine, branches Dimensions variable

Hive
Hive

Cardboard, hot glue, acrylic Dimensions variable

Cage
Cage

Twigs, wire, clay, hot glue 18" x 12" x 12"

Carnivorous Tile
Carnivorous Tile

Ceramic 8" x 8" x 4"

Textures of the Elements
Textures of the Elements

Epoxy putty on wood 9" x 12" x 3"

Alternation of Generations
Alternation of Generations

Epoxy putty, wire, twine, branch 9" x 12" x 6"

The Storm
The Storm

Cardboard, hot glue, foam core 48" x 48" and 48" x 18"

Bulge
Bulge

Glazed ceramic, stocking, stuffing 3" x 4" x 3"

Untitled
Untitled

Wood, wire, thread, twine, earplugs Approx. 6" x 9"

Wave
Wave

Cardboard and hot glue 4' x 5' x 5'

Planar Void
Planar Void

Foam core, hot glue, acrylic 12" x 12" x 6"

Glorious Void
Glorious Void

Clay, embossing powder, spray paint, gold leaf on wood panel 9" x 9" x 2.5"

Void Duo
Void Duo

Ceramic Approx. 9" sphere

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