Recent piece completed in 2016 & 2017
These are samples of pieces I have finished in the past two years. I'm pleased with the recently finished hanging piece titled "Wet Cocoon", it's the 3rd and I think final piece in the , Water Wars series. (at least ones using old garden hoses)
Next group of images. 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 in my intuition, so will look into those thoughts as time goes on. 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 at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center in Portsmouth, VA. The show was called Vanishing Beauty on the theme of sea level rise and mountain top removal. I felt that the tower could fold into that 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'd like to have the bowl translated into cast iron, so the bowl are more durable and can be cantilevered in ways that might elude more to the Burghers of Calais. 2 of the images are of the "Tidal Flush" re-installed near my studio.
I've also included four images from the piece call "The Basic Shapes of Nature", made from a large tree trunk and corks and 2 smaller studies that I've finished recently.