Bird/Thorn/Claw
Bird/Thorn/Claw

H: 14 1/2" W: 15" D: 18" 2021 In this newer body of work I am calling "Bird/Thorn/Claw", I am exploring how nature counters threats with visual markers such as beaks, thorns and claws. Through the use of color texture and ornament, I aim to question qualities of attraction and repulsion.

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Bird/Thorn/Claw #2
Bird/Thorn/Claw #2

H: 7 3/4" W: 5 1/2" D: 8" 2021 In this newer body of work I am calling "Bird/Thorn/Claw", I am exploring how nature counters threats with visual markers such as beaks, thorns and claws. Through the use of color texture and ornament, I aim to question qualities of attraction and repulsion.

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Whirl - Pineapple Seed Series
Whirl - Pineapple Seed Series

H: 4 ¼” Diam: 10 ½”
 2019 With this piece, I chose to explore contrasting textures. The hard ceramic is paired with a pillowy spun wool.

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Spring - Pineapple Seed Series
Spring - Pineapple Seed Series

H: 6" L: 11" W: 10 1/2" 2019 Spring explores movement as a method of communication. The orange fronds beckon to the viewer to look more closely at what is in the object's recess, the red seeds.

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Inlay - Pineapple Seed Series
Inlay - Pineapple Seed Series

H: 4" W: 2" D: 2" 2018 The interior texture of this vegetal form was inspired by the the fleshy interior of oranges or lychee fruits and the exterior was loosely inspired by pineapples.

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Vibrate
Vibrate

L: 12 1/2" H: 4" D: 4" 2018 The piece explores communication and protection. Evoking a marine creature, Vibrate uses its tentacles to get the viewer to take a interest in the eggs that are nestled within.

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Ripple
Ripple

L: 11" W: 2 1/2" D: 2 1/2" 2018

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Awakened (Blue)
Awakened (Blue)

H: 9” Diam: 12” 2019

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Awakened
Awakened

H: 5 3/4" W: 13" D: 13" 2017

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Waver
Waver

H: 9 1/2" W: 4 1/2" D: 7" 2018

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Radiate
Radiate

H: 4" W: 3 1/2" L: 11" 2018

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Sanctuaries
Sanctuaries

2" 2 1/2" 6 1/4" 2" 2 1/2" 6 1/4" 2" 2 1/2" 6 1/4" 2018

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Sprout 2
Sprout 2

H: 7" W: 4" D: 5" 2018

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Sprout
Sprout

H: 6" W: 4" D: 4" 2018

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Burrow
Burrow

H: 9" D: 11 1/2" 2017

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Alerted - Barrier Series
Alerted - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the fronds are an indicator of danger. This is the most recent piece in the series. H: 4 1/4" W: 3 1/2" D: 1 1/2" 2016

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Custody - Barrier Series
Custody - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the fronds are protective and hand-like. H: 2 1/2" W: 2 1/4" L: 3 1/2" 2016

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Provoked - Barrier Series
Provoked - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the frond offers protection. H: 7 1/4" W: 4" L: 7" 2016

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Shielded - Barrier Series
Shielded - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the relationship between the fronds and the seeds is unclear. H: 5 3/4" W: 3" L: 5 3/4" 2016

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Endangered - Barrier Series
Endangered - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the fronds offer protection. H: 7 5/8" W: 3 1/4" D: 3 1/2" 2016

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Threatened - Barrier Series
Threatened - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the fronds offer protection. H: 7" W: 3" D: 3" 2016

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Core - Barrier Series
Core - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. This is an abstracted version of a protected seed. H: 8" W: 11" D: 11" 2016

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Proliferate - Barrier Series
Proliferate - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the seeds are luscious and inviting. H: 5" W: 7 1/4" D: 7 3/8" 2016

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Insulate - Barrier Series
Insulate - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here I explore how seeds can be protected. The exterior leaves are slick and healthy-looking on the exterior and have a menacing texture on the interior. H: 4 3/4" W: 5" D: 5" 2015

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Settlement - Barrier Series
Settlement - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. This is inspired by a seed pod I saw in Hawaii many years ago. H: 1 1/2" W: 2 1/4" L: 9 1/2" 2015

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Pollen - Barrier Series
Pollen - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. These seeds are beautiful and bountiful. H: 4" W: 6 1/4" L: 3 7/8" 2014

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Furrow and Fleck - Barrier Series
Furrow and Fleck - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the seeds are organized into rows in preparation for growth. H: 3/4" W: 3 1/4" L: 8" 2015

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Seeds - Barrier Series
Seeds - Barrier Series

The Barrier series is a reflection upon the idea of the seed. Seeds can be abundant, and they can also be few and precious. Here the seeds are cradled in cavities to promote growth. This is the earliest piece in the series. H: 3/4" D: 1 5/8" L: 6 1/4" 2015

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Fleck - Honey Series
Fleck - Honey Series

H: 1 1/8" W: 1 1/4" L: 4 3/4" H: 1 1/8" W: 1 1/4" L: 5 7/8" H: 1 1/8" W: 1 1/4" L: 6 7/8" 2015

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Precipitation - Barrier Series
Precipitation - Barrier Series

I was thinking about the Red Hook bees when I made this. There was an incredible story about how the bees in Red Hook started to make red honey. After some investigation, it was found that they had gotten into a maraschino cherry factory's garbage and the whole honey batch was thrown away. H: 1 1/4" W: 5 3/8" L: 8 1/4" 2015

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Frond
Frond

H: 2 7/8" W: 7 1/8" L: 9 1/2" 2015

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Backflow
Backflow

This work was inspired by the textures present in tumultuous bodies of water. H: 1 7/8" W: 5 1/2" L: 16 3/4" 2013

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Alligator Pair
Alligator Pair

This work was inspired by shoe design. H: 5 1/4" W: 3 3/8" L: 6 5/8" 2014

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Agovago
Agovago

As I was making this, I heard a story about finding the avocado in the New World. George Washington referred to them as "agovagos". H: 2 1/4" W: 4 1/4" L: 5 1/4" 2014

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Sieve
Sieve

This piece and Agovago were made at the same time. I was using tools - pipes and a scoop - to create shapes, and then composed two different objects from the elements. H: 1 3/4" W: 7 7/8" L: 8 1/2" 2014

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Revive
Revive

H: 4 7/8" W: 2 3/4" L: 7" 2014

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Strata - Frames Series
Strata - Frames Series

I am really interested in systems and especially those within the human body. H: 5" W: 9 1/4" D: 2 3/4" 2012

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Crumblings - Frames Series
Crumblings - Frames Series

I am really interested in systems and especially those within the human body. H: 6 7/8" L: 8 3/4" D: 4" 2012

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Settlings - Frames Series
Settlings - Frames Series

I am really interested in systems and especially those within the human body. H: 6" L: 5 1/2" D: 4" 2013

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Agitation - Frames Series
Agitation - Frames Series

I am really interested in systems and especially those within the human body. H: 7" L: 8 1/4" D: 3 3/8" 2013

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