|"Cubic with Concrete"
encompasses spaces without encapsulating it. The dull grey galvanized
finish on the steel mimics in metal the dull grey finish of the cement.
The traveling metal moves around the central column in a
self-referential path, the concrete base rooting it with firm weight.
-Galvanized steel, concrete
from the destruction of a car on fire; the aluminum engine block
melting onto gravel. The pieces waited seven years to be combined with
walnut planks and light. The metal pieces were formed by the
circumstantial troughs and divots of the gravel onto which the aluminum
fell, their shapes determined without plan. The walnut was sawn and
planed into tongue-and-groove rectangles - a wholly unnatural
arrangement for wood. The artificial and natural combine in "From Fire
and Forest" and together they glow.
-Aluminum, wood, LEDs
|"Fly, Crow" is now all that
remains of a riveted tank built in the late 1940's. The natural form of
a crow is juxtaposed against the stark industrial iron from which it is
formed, clad in the scorched remains of the tank's original finish. A
grey, galvanized post holds the crow above heat treated oak, both the
base and the post retreating into the background, leaving the crow
unchallenged in prominence.
-Riveted scrap steel, galvanized steel, oak
|Damaged, off cut or discarded
steel arranged to highlight the unwanted form. The individual pieces
exhibit their contrasting shapes yet create a unified whole that frames
the space around it. The off-casts of industry - burnt, twisted,
snapped and sawn.
-Scrap steel, rebar
|- From a base of hardened steel, chrome arms rise, fanning out to
occupy their surroundings, standing resolute with each other.
"Ascension" embodies both the immutable and the mobile; movement
captured in steel. Finished in reflective chrome and matte black,
textured nitrocarburizing, it demands space and attention.
- Steel, chrome plating, nitrocarburizing
|Unprotected rebar rusts in the
air over a hearth of white concrete and perforated stainless steel. The
coiled metal will be consumed, curling around itself, rising as the
tendrils of a flame from the white concrete chevron. The iron fire will
burn for centuries.
- Steel, stainless steel, concrete
|The base of a scrapped pillar - rusted to wafer thinness, bearing years
of paint - spins on ball bearings inside nickel plated frames. The
square mounts turn at right angles to each other over the blonde oak
base, displaying the post's remnants from all sides, giving unexpected life to decomposing steel.
- Steel, oak, nickel plated steel
|A bonsai cage designed in an Art
Deco style. On the front doors, the sunburst overwhelms the pyramid and
on the back, the pyramid dominates while the two shapes balance each
other on the sides. Diamonds form the top while the floor of the cage
is a tiled palm frond pattern. A simple latch holds the doors closed.