The Dance of the Twins The Twins stand in the spotlight of human arrogance. They dance carefree, appearing to cheat death. Gazing on their beauty, we screen out the rotting teeth. We pause and accept that these are indeed the remains of a mortal; yet, the fantasy persists, denying our fate is just as certain. How easy it is to look to the right or left and imagine time is not borrowed.
Legend of Sedna, Goddess of the Sea Sedna is an Inuit legend about a sea goddess who becomes the mother of all sea creatures. According to the legend, Sedna lived on the Arctic with her parents. Her father was a hunter and kept the family well fed and clothed. Sedna, content with her life, was reluctant to leave her parents, and she put off marrying as long as possible. She finally agreed to marry a man she thought would be a good hunter like her father. The couple moved away to a distant isla... (continued)
King Neptune, the fresh water god making a horse spring out of the earth with a blow of his trident.
1st in a series of jawbone sculptures exploring movement and form in skeletal systems.
Carved horse's sacrum on fieldstone post. When carving into this piece I saw a mouth dropped open in horror and then many faces spiraling upward and outward in an apocalypse. This sculpture is about the evil of oppression and the dignified spirit of those trying to fight it off. The presence seems noble, yet haunting, so I named it "Dark Knight" to emphasize both its dark being and the experience of a dark passage.
Bone figurine with reversing mask mounted on a repousse copper carousel. This bone figurine became complete when mounted on a copper carousel. It appears to be a child conducting to an imaginary audience on a platform that is childishly grand. The vision pulled me back to a time before labels and judgements, back into a world of "dress up". There is a depth to the eyes behind the mask that evokes compassion for that lost child.
3 muskrat jawbones sculpted and mounted on a Maine beach stone.