Contemplating the Stupa

The work in this series explored the symbolism of the Buddhist stupa, a sacred architectural monument. The works were constructed of hydrostone and bronze and incorporate tea bowls, spheres, and lotus petals.  Ash from Mt. St. Helens and marine fossils were integrated to reflect the geology of the Pacific Northwest.

Mapping Strata

The work in this series explored cartography and the concept of deep time. Meridians and parallels converge amongst symbols and elements to chart the earth's essence. The spade breaks the soil and layers of geological history are revealed. Ancient casting processes and contemporary fabrication techniques were employed to pair glass with lead and bronze.

Mining the Ellipse

The work in this series explored the symbolic use of the elliptical form for its breadth of historical significance. Geologic time was represented by lead, marine fossils, cast hydrostone strata formations, and the internal spiral shape of a shell. Lotus petal imagery was woven into the work for its symbolism and pure beauty.

The Atomic West

The work in this series explored the environmental devastation resulting from plutonium production at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Consisting of wall installations, the work was layered with technical and social information and incorporated many processes and materials. Cast lead was employed for its aesthetic qualities and as a commentary on radiation.

Sphere / Spiral

The work in this series explored the connection between universal symbols and the alchemist's elements. Cast hydrostone, cement, and bronze were the primary materials used. Wood and shells were included for their purely physical intimacy with the nature of touch.

Archive

The work in this archive includes sculptures from the Fossil & Ash series and the Vessel/Tomb series which explored an association between geological time, geomorphic form, archaic monuments, and symbolic language. Fossils and ancient imagery were combined with shell-fragments, ash, hydrostone, lead, and bronze.