Object Spirit

"Witness," 1992
"Witness," 1992

Vines, bone, horn, wire 55 x 24 x 8 in.

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"Venus Web," 1994
"Venus Web," 1994

Wood, bone, ceramic pieces, wire, paint 30 x 25 x 6 in.

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"Yogini," 1998
"Yogini," 1998

Wood, vines, ceramic, copper, feathers, copper leaf 40 x 14 x 6 in.

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"Y2K," 1999
"Y2K," 1999

Ceramic, coconut, found objects, gold leaf 14 x 4 x 6 in.

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"The Guardian," 1993
"The Guardian," 1993

Wood, wire, hair, copper 60 x 55 x 4 in.

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"Striking the Cord," 1999
"Striking the Cord," 1999

Guitar case, wood, vines, gold leaf, wire 42 x 24 x 12 in.

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"Spirit Ladder," 1991
"Spirit Ladder," 1991

Wood, vines, glass, bone, wire 32 x 8 x 5 in.

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"Safiya's Song," 1995
"Safiya's Song," 1995

Seaweed, bone, wood, found objects, wire, gouache 35 x 35 x 6 in.

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"Peace Pipe Drum," 1994
"Peace Pipe Drum," 1994

Paper, wood, bone, bell, gouache, cymbals 54 x 20 x 20 in.

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Object Spirit, like Icons, uses found objects from the natural world and from urban settings as essential elements for these constructed assemblage pieces.The discarded materials are charged with life, their beauty unnoticed and their utility undervalued.

These found objects are used as inspiration and resource materials in the above sculptural works.

I am struck by nature and its power, intrigued by the remnants. The cycle of life is inherent in all things.

Branches, roots, stones, shells, bones, and other elements found during walking meditations are selected spontaneously and intuitively.

 

Finding a way, through presentation, juxtaposition, and innuendo into new realms of perception is my ambition. These pieces are intended to be peepholes or portals to other worlds, connecting heaven and earth. During the creation of these pieces my psyche wanders through history, myth, magic, and religion;

I create my own symbols with new interpretations using very simple means of construction.