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


Saturday, May 14, 2011


Over the past couple years I've enjoyed exploring the stunning landscape around Bass River in Yarmouth. This is one of the results.

29"l x 7"w x 2.5"d

sold, available for exhibit only

Friday, May 13, 2011

Table with a Round Wall

I'm intrigued by the concept of transparency within a society that loves building walls. Comprised of wheel parts, old pipes, and various elements of abandoned projects, 'Round Walls' denotes movement and work towards openness while maintaining rigidity. The three steel panels are hinged together so they can move apart from the circular wall which is attached to the base. The box is meant to be opened, and these walls are meant to be taken down.

33"h x 25"w x 26"d

not for sale

Descending Circles

A metal grinder, antique plate, can top, washers, gun round, and bolts all line up in colorful descension along charred and scoured driftwood. While circles represent unity, balance, and continuum, most of these objects are created without such intention--yet they interact perfectly.

33"l x 5.5"w x 2.5"d


Antique India Lamp

This lamp is comprised of various antique, Indian candlesticks that I disassembled then welded together. It's finished with a vintage, frosted glass dome and antique yellow shade.

28"h x 15"w

not for sale