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
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
33"h x 25"w x 26"d
not for sale
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
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