Works completed in 2016
This refers to the first 3 images in this gallery.
"Sea Level Rise" was included the show Vanishing Beauty at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center in Portsmouth, VA.
I had been thinking of stacking the toilets bowl for awhile, as I kicked the idea around there was something about the Burgher of Calais that kept pushing into my consciousness. I stilled don’t know the connection but trust more and more in listening to what I realize is my intuition. I did a few rough sketches and started to keep my eyes open for discarded white toilet.
Then I was asked to be part of a show on sea level rise and I felt that the tower could fold into the theme. The curator and I discussed it and she like the concept and the elegant form the bowls stacked one on top of another created. (I sent her images of 3 bowls stack up to give her an idea of how the final piece would look).
I’m planning to have the bowl translated into cast iron, so the bowl are more durable and can be cantilevered in ways that might elude to the Burghers of Calais.
The next four images are from the piece call "The Basic Shapes of Nature"