Studies after Bacon's Study of Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X
Studies after Bacon's Study of Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X

Clay, gesso, oil paint

Each piece approx., 12 in. h. x 4 in. w. x 4 in. d.

 

Vulnerable
Vulnerable

Clay, gesso, oil paint

14.5 in. h. x 4.75 in. w. 6 in. d.

This pieces was selected by juror Adrian Arleo for the show "Looking at Ourselves: A Survey of Contemporary Figurative Sculpture" at the Baltimore Clayworks in Fall of 2014.

Prize of Bones
Prize of Bones

Clay, gesso, oil paint

15 in. h. x 5 in. w. x 5 in. d.

This piece was inspired by a Medieval ossuary I viewed at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Although elaborately worked in precious metals and jewels, the piece resonated with me because of its relationship to the human body. The figure here is inspired by a proud friend from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Initiate
Initiate

Clay, gesso, oil paint

15 in. h. x 5 in. w. x 5 in. d.

This piece is sibling to "Prize of Bones." Both were inspired by my experience on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The slats inside the figure are both ladder and cage.

In my end is my beginning
In my end is my beginning

Clay, gesso, oil paint

17.5 in. h. x 4.75 in. w. x 4.5 in. d.

The title is from T.S. Elliot. A lotus grow out of the head of the figure. Inscribed in a band across its forehead is "in my end is my beginning."

Inner Temple
Inner Temple

Clay, gesso, oil paint

14.5 in. h. x 5 in. w. x 5 in. d.

A reminder that even the most world weary posses an inner temple

Penury
Penury

Clay, gesso, oil paint

11 in. h. x 4.5 in. w. 4.5 in. d.

Two hands, inscribed with the word "penury" squeeze the figure from either side until he is ready to blow his lid.

For Jeremy X: The fire and the rose are one
For Jeremy X: The fire and the rose are one

Clay, gesso, oil paint

14.5 in. h. x 4 in. w. x 4.5 in. d.

The title is from T.S. Elliot, a reminder of the creative and destructive nature of our world and ourselves.

What I know
What I know

Clay, gesso, oil paint

16 in. h. x 5 in. w. x 5 in. d.

Eyes closed to the world, safe in her cage, the figure sleeps. At hear level is the jailer's grate- a symbol I use often in my work. The title is taken from the graffiti someone has scrawled upon her; someone asserting their own identity.

I will see you
I will see you

Clay, gesso, oil paint

16 in. h. x 5 in. w. x 5 in. d.

Part owl, part human, a watcher in the night.