Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Turning Time

Heavy, industrial machine gears are secured to a panel of 100+ year old Vermont barn wood in an asymmetrical pattern, broken up by a rough hewn, antique wooden frame and steel. Materials for this piece were purchased and collected over years of travel and exploration along the East Coast from Nova Scotia down to North Carolina, and it represents how disparate elements of experience and time can suddenly blend together in a cohesive way to create a succinct narrative. All the patinas shown have occurred naturally through age and have not been altered.

37" long x 9.5" wide


Monday, October 6, 2014

Gilded Arthropod

Considered living fossils because they originated over 450 million years ago, horseshoe crabs molt until adulthood like this particular one had when it was discovered along the shores of Buzzards Bay in Southern Massachusetts. The armor like shell has been lacquered and painted in order to highlight and preserve its incredible form. Secured upon wood within an antique gold leaf frame from New York.

16" x 16" x 3"


Silver Spoons Past

Set upon a 100+ year old panel of Vermont barn wood edged with charred driftwood, these sterling spoons with their varied patinas and filigree details have been hammered flat, revealing the texture of age and tone only time can create. How many hands held them, how many mouths did they feed....


Friday, August 17, 2012

The Steer's Barn

A sustainably sourced steer skull from Mexico is mounted upon an old New England barn door which has been stained green and sealed in wax. A blending of the Southwest and East to create a timeless image. Can be used as wall art or the horns can be utilized as hooks for hanging things.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blue Crane

This slender piece of Nova Scotia red oak arches like a blue-eyed crane. The iron ring, representing unity, was forged over 100 years ago in one of the oldest working blacksmith shops in the country. Sitting on top of it is a tiny snake vertebrae and Swarovsky crystal. The blue agate slice from Brazil is like a world of tides and represents the waters essential to the cranes survival.

21.5" x 20" 


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Obsidian Necklace

This unusual piece of obsidian has been cut and polished into a hexagonal shape on the black side, while the other remains raw with multiple layers of color throughout. It hangs from a brass chain interspersed with black glass beads attached to a strand of small coconut shell beads that pick up the earthy hues in the raw side.


Looking Glass Series XII

Balanced with 4 "eyes", the driftwood in this mirror is from Nova Scotia, Cape Cod & Newport Rhode Island.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Armor II

Over the past few years I've enjoyed exploring the stunning landscapes in and around Bass River. This is the final homage to those visits.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lasting Steps

Four antique child shoe lasts are lined up toe to heel. The piece represents the small, deliberate steps forward we take through life. They are secured within a solid wooden box that has been painted with a rustic green finish.

37"x 3.5" x 4.5"


Looking Glass Series XI

This mirror is comprised of driftwood collected over the course of the last 5 years while visiting Nova Scotia, Maine, Plum Island and Cape Cod. Each piece is nestled into the next like a puzzle creating a fluid composition while maximizing the unique color contrast of the different types of wood.

21.5"W x 18"H x 6.5"D


Saturday, December 24, 2011

River Roots

I grew up canoeing along segments of The Charles River which snakes 80 miles through Eastern Massachusetts. On one early autumn paddle a couple years ago I discovered this nest-like roots system along the banks near South Natick--a treasured relic from one of the most beautiful spots on the river.

Driftwood panel, aluminum strainer, black painted root system

24"L x 17"W x 9"D

Fenced In

Representative of our inclination to build fences--either around ourselves to keep people out or around others to keep them contained.

Spray painted plywood, nails

42" x 30"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ocean States

Comprised of various pieces of painted, burned and rusted driftwood from Cape Cod, Plum Island, and Nova Scotia

approx 25"H x 20"L x 3"W


Triangle Triptych

At the top of this mobile site a beautiful triangular piece of ghost-white coral accompanied by 2 ceramic beads. Beneath them hangs a hollowed piece of driftwood and 2 wooden beads.
Suspended from the bottom is an an antique aluminum flour scoop with a purplish/ silver freshwater pearl on top.


White Creatures

Comprised of various land animal and sea creature bones on driftwood


Large Driftwood Chandelier

This delicate yet rustic driftwood chandelier took 6 years to build. It's comprised of driftwood collected from Nova Scotia and along the northeast coast down to Rhode Island. Built out from a teepee shape, each piece is layered carefully upon the next and secured with screws. The clear light it casts is soft creating long, graceful shadows like that of an illuminated forest at night.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mind, Body, Spirit Shrine

Comprised of antique brass leaves, Native American symbols carved in yak bone, cast metal towers, a hand carved skull made from bone, reclaimed wood, a female torso milagro from Mexico, an antique lantern, and hand milagros from Indonesia



Metal pipe, Southwestern turquoise chips, wire, rebar, African clay beads, hand cast metal butterfly


Eye of the Buffalo

Driftwood, wisteria vine, metal brace, Italian glass beads



Silver beads, copper cone, aluminum pipe, metal coils



Driftwood, freshwater pearl, old Caribbean coral, seed pod, pheasant feathers


Tears in the Trees

Mirrored ovals peek out and hang from layers of wood like tears falling from trees.

driftwood, hemp rope, copper, mirrors


Shooting Target

Hardened seaweed is twisted around driftwood like a ribbon of smoke coming out of a gun. The brass circle serves as the target and the porous driftwood chip beneath is the bullet.


Moon and Tides

The hand-hammered metal discs represent the changing phases of the moon meeting the horizon. Hanging at the bottom is a metal disc with a rusted patina symbolic of tidal flows responding to the moon's pull.


Snake Spines

A column of snake vertebrae are interspersed with old vintage bone beads. Beneath them green wire is coiled like a vine suspending a delicate piece of driftwood and colorful row of sea urchin spines.


Conch in Flight

A black conch is suspended from clear glass cylindrical beads with white quartz at each end. The Caribbean driftwood casts a shadow like that of a flying bird carrying a shell.


Raining Cascades

After years of collecting dozens and dozens of circles in various materials and sizes, they all came together in this cascade. Made from steel pipe, iron chains and wire. This is a heavy piece (approx 35 lbs) and requires proper anchorage.

42" long x 28" wide 


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Slipping Oyster

driftwood, Cambridge railroad nail, New England oyster shell, Brazilian agate, black obsidian beads, wire



wood planer, metal grid, leather


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eye For An Eye

Plum Island driftwood, metal, chain


Picking Up Pieces

Spectacle Island driftwood base, metal blade, weasel skull