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....