Wednesday, December 22, 2010


There's an exhilaration that coincides with the first glimpse of a city's skyline. Representative of infinite potential and experiences, a skyline appears orderly and definitive, yet once inside its limits it morphs into something completely untamed. This is an homage to the city that graced the horizon outside my bedroom window in Brooklyn.

34" x 3" x 22"



Corroded by acid and time, the top sheet of metal supports an old pipe I found while wandering the beaches of Peak's Island, Maine. Initially, it appeared to be a hollowed log with seaweed and vines emerging from all its crevices. Curling fragile tendrils of metal from a Cambridge construction site, I attempted to recreate the initial state in which I found it.

 40" x 8" x 25"


Star Agate

This hanging sculpture was created as a blessing for a friend's infant daughter. Coiled around driftwood is wisteria vine which represents reaching and growth. The small rose quartz stones sitting along the wire are for the heart chakra and inner peace, the star is for inspiration, and the agate is to imbue truth.

Driftwood Chandelier

The ambiguity of shadows fascinates me, and I love creating environments based on them rather than the actual light source. Here, pieces of driftwood from the New England coastline have been drilled together to cast an undefined pattern.

24"w x 26"h

custom piece available upon commission


This abstraction was inspired by my life-long adoration of mermaids. The movie "Splash" came out in the mid 80's, and being an impressionable child, I decided to take salt baths in the hopes of growing my own fins. Years later, sans fins, the ocean still holds a powerful mysticism over me.

The fin is Nova Scotia sea kelp. Once dried, it became hard enough to drill through. The breasts are metal from MIT's Media Lab construction site, and the driftwood is from Plum Island. Additional materials: wire, chain, beads.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chicken Coop Light

While again playing around with light and shadows, I created this with chicken wire, thin plywood, and a simple hanging light.

11" wide x 13.5" long


Table With a View

While driving around my old stomping grounds I noticed some people replacing the windows on a Victorian house. Since they were putting them by the curb, they were more than happy to send this one away with me. The birch logs came from the tree in front of my childhood home--one of the smaller trunks snapped in an ice storm and had to be taken down. With the help of my father, I combined someone's old bedroom window with the view from another.

17.5" x 28" x 54"

custom piece available upon commission

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unity Talisman

The hand-hammered copper sphere encompassing this talisman is a symbol of unity. The sterling silver butterfly = transformation, the wooden diamond from which it hangs = earth, the silver pendulum = time, the Buddha pendant represents peace, love, and forgiveness, and the vertebrae resting on top of it is a relic of all living things.


Pieces of Time

This necklace is an amalgam of clock parts and brass hardware. I smashed open some old watches, and the result is a physical manifestation of my constant challenge with time.

commissioned piece available

Southwestern Turquoise

These three necklaces lay snugly around each other in varying lengths. The turquoise is from the southwestern part of the US as well as Mexico. The bone, which has been identified as cow, I discovered in the dunes of Cape Cod.

commissioned piece available

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Web Talisman

Recycled copper and brass chains are pieced together with a side closure. From the 17" chain hangs an antique estate key, mahogany Brazilian seeds, a painted brass star, and a mercury colored metal web.


Victorian Azure

This necklace is made with a combination of antique & vintage brass chains held together with Italian glass beads. Victorian pendant suspended from recycled metal hardware.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Full Pine Moons was featured on Etsy today*

 Full Pine Moons was featured here on Etsy today*

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dancing Grinders

This is representational of an animal gracefully leaping over potential death. The antique meat grinders are suspended beneath the wooden body with small flecks of turquoise resting on top of them. When hung away from a wall, the pieces all move playfully beneath the creature due to the give of the wire coil at the top.


Snail Synapses

Snail paths in the sands of Peaks Island, Maine.

February 2010

I did this painting while imagining what my synapses might look like during the actual creative process itself. Watching snails slowly making their way across the sand in Maine a couple years later, I was amazed by how similar the patterns were.

18" x 24"

not for sale

Tarnished 1962

To represent peaceful balance, I wrapped the top piece of Nova Scotia driftwood in seaweed which I soaked then dried to conform to its shape. Beneath are two delicate pieces from Cape Cod secured with coconut shell beads, and at the bottom hangs a penny from 1962.

11" x 17"


Friday, September 24, 2010

For the Birds

Without meaning to, I started collecting all these quadrilaterals containing perfect circles. They decreased perfectly in size and reminded me of tiered bird houses. The top one is Nova Scotia driftwood, and the others are rusted metal bolts and washers suspended from wire filament.


Woodland Looking Glass Series - X

This antique mirror is enveloped in twisting, gnarly roots and driftwood from Cape Cod.


Woodland Looking Glass Series - IX

Sea flower mirror made with driftwood from Nova Scotia and Cape Cod.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Woodland Looking Glass Series - VI

Cape Cod driftwood


Woodland Looking Glass Series - V

Plum Island and Nova Scotia driftwood are carefully laid out around this antique leaded glass mirror to display the contrasts of each piece.

17" x 24"


Woodland Looking Glass Series - IV

This mirror is comprised of driftwood from Cape Cod.


Woodland Looking Glass Series - III

This full length mirror is an homage to all the coastal places I've explored within the past several years; Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, Plum Island, Cape Ann, Cape Cod, and California.

41" x 18.5"


Woodland Looking Glass Series - II

This embedded mirror is comprised of driftwood from the northern coast of California as well as from Cape Cod.

12.5" x 10"


Monday, September 13, 2010

Woodland Looking Glass Series - I

This oval mirror is mounted on a 1" thick oak log cross-section. The perimeter is lined with thin strips of birch bark, and long pieces of Nova Scotia driftwood curve out from the base. One strand of black seaweed is also woven in along the bottom left.

32" x 24"


Friday, August 27, 2010

Trash is the failure of imagination.

While in Los Angeles last week, I checked out Aaron Kramer's "Salvaged" exhibit at the Craft and Folk Art Museum . His creations of impeccably assembled found objects and whimsical sculpture was definitely a kick in the butt--time to resume welding! The whole museum is worth exploring.

*Art reception next Thursday, September 2*

My opening reception for Folk is next Thursday, Sept 2 at the JP Art Market (36 South Street) from 6--9. The show will be up until September 19. 

Come to next week's First Thursday 5--8, as there will be many other talented artists exhibiting all over town for the evening.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Full Pine Moons

Sitting in the Arnold Arboretum last month, I watched the full moon rise above the pines. Several unseen critters were doing the same nearby.

Representing the 13 full moons every year, these luminous shells each vary in detail like the lunar stages. They're suspended from delicate Maine driftwood and ultimately secured by a pine cone which I found while hiking through a small area in the Blue Hills that had been subjected to forest fire. Most of the trees were charred and ashen, giving things a silvery hue. Resting on the top of the cone and each piece of wood sits a tiny shell.


Urchins From Many Walks

These are the railroad tracks in Medfield where I found the tie for the Urchins sculpture. One boy noticed me taking his picture and started dancing. Watching, I was reminded of "Stand By Me".

Here is a compilation of relics from various walks. At the top is a porous, man-made rock from Webb Memorial State Park, one of the loveliest of the Boston Harbor Islands. Balanced below is a railroad tie I found while hiking across the tracks out by my hometown. The curved driftwood is from Cape Cod, and either end is lightly covered with bark that holds the same purplish hue of the rock. Suspended from the wood are coconut shells sitting atop sea urchin spines which make the most delicate sound when they clink together.