Fire circle in winter
       
     
Fire circle at night
       
     
Cairn on the Saxtons River
       
     
Just as the rain started
       
     
Collection
       
     
Huricane Harvest
       
     
Shingle out to dry
       
     
Basket of nails
       
     
Blueberries
       
     
Apples
       
     
Apples 2
       
     
Sunflower
       
     
Sunflower 2
       
     
Sunflower
       
     
Potato
       
     
Potato 2
       
     
Sunflower bot 2005.jpg
       
     
Fire circle in winter
       
     
Fire circle in winter

Stone and snow

Fire circle at night
       
     
Fire circle at night

Stone, sticks, and fire

Cairn on the Saxtons River
       
     
Cairn on the Saxtons River

River stones

Just as the rain started
       
     
Just as the rain started

Stonexus Symposium-- Ventura, CA

Beach stones

Collection
       
     
Collection

Debris wrapped around trees during the storm.

Huricane Harvest
       
     
Huricane Harvest

I intend for this assemblage to embody the energy, direction, confusion, absence, and emotion of tropical storm Irene. I’ve extracted the directionality of the flood, and have brought that moment, embodied in the resulting debris, frozen in time, inside to observe.


The wraps are without their trees, gathered around a table; headdresses without heads, slabs without houses, inedible crops, nonexistent fish; a legless table— itself represented by space alone.

I work with the materials that are found around us, often stone, and with natural processes and the weather itself. I sort, assemble, and place, to watch and to learn; to see, and engage.


Materials: Collected flood debris found wrapped around trees, flakecore, polyurethane, copper wire, creosote, rain water, sunlight, and steel pipe.

Shingle out to dry
       
     
Shingle out to dry

Roofing slate creates a beginning middle and end.

Basket of nails
       
     
Basket of nails

Nails pulled from an old deck are placed beside each other on a scanner bed.

Blueberries
       
     
Blueberries
Apples
       
     
Apples
Apples 2
       
     
Apples 2
Sunflower
       
     
Sunflower
Sunflower 2
       
     
Sunflower 2
Sunflower
       
     
Sunflower
Potato
       
     
Potato
Potato 2
       
     
Potato 2
Sunflower bot 2005.jpg