Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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
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"
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
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
21.5" x 20"
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
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"
21.5"W x 18"H x 6.5"D
Saturday, December 24, 2011
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
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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.
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
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.
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