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Center Revealed
foam, plaster, acrylic, dye
3 1/2" High x 10" Diameter
Concentric Unfolding
metal, tape, acrylic, dye
3" High x 5" Diameter
Numerous Reflections
metal, sodium
7" Long x 8" Diameter
Multiple Directions
foam, metal, paper, acrylic
7" Diameter
Revealing Interior
metal, plaster, dye, wax
5" High x 4" Diameter
Stand Connected
paper, metal, cloth, wax
12" - 14" High x 2 1/2" Diameter
Convoluted Movement
foam, plaster, acrylic, dye
10" Diameter
Continued Growth
metal, plaster, dye, wax
7" Long x 3 1/2" Diameter and 16" Long x 5 1/2" Diameter
Points Revealed
foam, dye, acrylic
7" High x 5" Diameter
Multiple Edges
paper, dye
5" High x 8" Diameter
Common Center
paper, cloth, dye, acrylic
7" High x 9" Diameter
Fine Points
paper, dye, wax
7" High x 10" Diameter
Fixed Together
paper, plaster, wax, acrylic
6" High x 7" Wide x 7" Deep
Upward Growth
metal, paper, wax
11 1/2" High x 4" Diameter
Repetitive Directions
paper, graphite
5 1/2" High x 10" Wide x 6" Deep
Repeated Expansion
foam, dye, plaster, wax
8 1/2" High x 10" Diameter
Many Edges
paper, dye, acrylic
4" High x 3 1/2" Diameter
Many Points
foam, wax, wood, ink
4" H x 3 1/2" Diameter

Art to me is as much about visual study as it is about physically exploring and creating. My interest’s are in the observation of botanical forms, their substructures and surfaces. Through my observations of nature, I create works that mimic organic life. In the process of creating multiple pieces there is a convergent evolution in appearance. While each piece is distinct and unique many share similar traits of basic shapes and surfaces.

“Morphology” is a branch in the discipline of biology. It is the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific physical features. In the same way that biologists study species, I study the appearance of forms through their shape, structure, color, texture, pattern and size. In the study of these things we are able to define and know life.

These works mirror elements of existing organic life and combine synthetic and non-traditional materials to create a tension between the definable and the indefinable.