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2017

You Are Here: The Milan Columns - 2017

DATE 2016
MEDIUM Mixed Media: Digital composite, photographs, tubes, wood
SIZE 20' x 24' x 8'
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2016

TimePeace - 2016


 

DATE 2016
MEDIUM Travertine Marble and Earthworks
SIZE 28′ X 28′ X 6′

 


 

Shadow of central solar marker stone, cut to angles of Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice sun altitude, falls on ground stones to record meaningful dates.…

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2015

Timepeace (in progress) - 2015

DATE  2015
MEDIUM  Travertine Marble and base
SIZE  6′ X 4′ x 6′

 


Shadow of central solar marker stone, cut to angles of Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice sun altitude, falls on ground stones to record meaningful dates.…

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2014

Monarch - 2014

DATE  2014
MEDIUM
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2010

Ex-Ex IV Install - 2010

DATE  2010
MEDIUM  Steel and Found Materials
SIZE 6′ X 6′ X 8′

 


Symbolizes the threat of Global Warming. An antique, worn-down shovel, used to maintain the acequia (irrigation ditch) in El Valle, NM, is interred inside cemetery fencing filled with metal “crops’.…

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2006

Final Harvest - 2006

DATE 2006
MEDIUM Steel, Wood, Found Materials
SIZE 6′ X 6″ X 8′

 


Symbolizes the threat of Global Warming. An antique, worn-down shovel, used to maintain the acequia (irrigation ditch) in El Valle, NM, is interred inside “cemetery fencing” filled with metal “crops’.…

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2001

Curls Pelvis with Drawings - 2001

DATE  2001
MEDIUM
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1988

Pacifica Sun Portal 1 - 1988

1987

Sunhenge Park - 1987

DATE 1987
MEDIUM Found steel parts and Earthworks
SIZE 210′ X 80′ X 18′

 


This permanent solar-aligned installation was built to preserve a memory  of the previous U.S. Steel plant site.…

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1986

Solar Tone Towers - 1986

DATE 1986
MEDIUM  Concrete and Steel
SIZE  110′ X 50′ X 28′

 


Located in greater L.A. (City of Commerce, CA), a central tower with wind chimes is aligned facing due West (East behind), with flanking elements indicating Solstice and Equinox sunrise/sunset positions on the horizon.…

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1985

Plum Island Tidal Disk - 1985

DATE 1985
MEDIUM Bronze from Sand cast original
SIZE 24″ Diam X 1/2″ thick

 


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1983

Sanctuary - 1983

DATE 1983 1983
MEDIUM Mixed Media Istallation
SIZE 30′ X 30′ X 14′

 


Sanctuary was a one month mixed media installation at the Lopoquime/Nydak Gallery in Boston, MA. The hanging element was aligned to the cardinal directions, as were the wall mounted Beach Castings.…

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Solar Arcs - 1983

1980

Matrix - 1980

DATE 1980
MEDIUM Mixed Media Istallation
SIZE  40′ X 40′ X 12′

 


Site-specific installation at the Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA. “Doorways” in the (Fibonacci Series determined) curved pathway were aligned to Solar coordinates on the (outside) horizon.…

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Three Spaces: Three Visions - 1980

DATE 1980, Massachusetts College of Art
MEDIUM  Beach Castings, Mixed Media
SIZE  40′ X 30′ X 12′

 

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1979

Interface - 1979

DATE 1979
MEDIUM Mixed Media Installation
SIZE  40′ X 30′ X 10;

 

 

Installation at Tufts University Visual Arts Gallery, Medford, MA. Site Specific installation dealt with the interface of Earth and sky (beach castings and Celestial alignment) and the dualistic point of balance between high and low tides (castings were made from the intertidal zone).…

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1976

Solar Whale Song Shrine (Maquette) - 1976

DATE 1976
MEDIUM Pit Fired Clay
SIZE 18″ X 18″ X 3″

 


Maquette for permanent installation project in collaboration with Charles Mattox (not built). Designed for Santa Barbara, CA, the piece was meant to be a site for interaction with migrating whales.…

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1975

Homage to the Sunstone - 1975

DATE 1975
MEDIUM Mixed Media
SIZE 18″ X 18″ X 8″

 


A seemingly carved ancient stone inspired four surrounding interpretations of how it may have looked before weathering. The piece was shown at the 1975 Museum of New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts (Biennial exhibition) Santa Fe, NM.…

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1974

Sol Marker II - 1974

DATE 1974
MEDIUM Mixed Media
SIZE  6′ X 3′ X 9′

 


An Earth Casting from a site in El Valle, NM, oriented true East/West, records the Summer Solstice. At solar noon, shadows from the top brass rings fall on a corresponding arrangement of small brass pins in the “earth” surface.…

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Bubble-Powered Gator Craft - 1974

DATE 1974
MEDIUM Pen and Ink
SIZE 12″ X 14″

 


One of some 30 pen and ink drawings used in later digital composite illustrations for Adventure to Eco Earth: Eco Animals.……

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Kelp Konverter - 1974

DATE 1974
MEDIUM Pen and Ink
SIZE 12″ X 14″

 


One of some 30 pen and ink drawings used in later digital composite illustrations for Adventure to Eco Earth: Eco Animals.……

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Solar Wind Squirrels - 1974

DATE 1974
MEDIUM Pen and Ink
SIZE 12″ X 14″

 


One of some 30 pen and ink drawings used in later digital composite illustrations for Adventure to Eco Earth: Eco Animals.……

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Summer Wings - 1974

DATE  1974
MEDIUM Steel, Brass, and candles.
SIZE 36″  X 18″ X 24″

 


Drawing on themes from pre-1970 sculptures, this piece was inspired by the environment of El Valle, New Mexico.…

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1973

Elemental Nugget II - 1973

DATE 1973
MEDIUM Wood
SIZE 10″ X 6″ X 12″

 


One of a series of pieces exploring the primary elements.…

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Nugget #3 - 1973

DATE 1973
MEDIUM Plaster
SIZE 10″ X 6″ X 12″

 


The Mandorla shape in this Nugget “reveals” receding duplicates, the sacred number 3, and circle/triangle shapes symbolizing the duality of earth and universe.…

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1972

Solar Altitude Disk - 1972

DATE 1972
MEDIUM Pit-fired Clay and Wood
SIZE 14″ Diam. X 2.5″

 


Aligned true N-S on a verticle outside wall, the sun’s altitude  off of the horizon on the Equinoxes corresponds with markings on the disk.…

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Ambiguous Solid #12 - 1972

DATE 1972
MEDIUM Pit-fired Clay, Wood
SIZE 13″ Diam. X  2″

An early variation on the “Ambiguous Solid” concept which explores spatial perception, numerology, and sacred geometry.


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Silverlace - 1972

DATE 1972
MEDIUM Steel and Planting
SIZE 9′ X 9′ X 3″ (variable with planting)

Found wagon-wheel rims provide a sculptural trellis for Silver Lace Vine (see detail). The seasonally-changing piece celebrates growth, life, and a fusion of sacred geometric shapes.…

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1971

Journey III - 1971

DATE 1971
MEDIUM Ceramic and Wood
SIZE 23″ X 6″ X 18″

One of eighteen elements in the installation “Earth Altar III,” exhibited at the University of New Mexico Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.…

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Earth Altar III - 1971

DATE 1971
MEDIUM  Mixed-Media Installation
SIZE  12′ x 4′ x 12′

Installation at the University of New Mexico Fine Arts Gallery. Includes Earth castings, Stone Nugget hanging, maquette of the Earth Mother Shrine, Nugget 21, barn wood, and earth.…

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Earth Mother Shrine - 1971

DATE 1971
MEDIUM Mixed Media
SIZE 14′ X 8′ X 5′

 

 


 


Built on the campus of the University of New Mexico to celebrate the second annual Earth Day, it contains two small chambers, aligned true North/South.…

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Earthcast - 1971

DATE 1970
MEDIUM  Plaster, earth
SIZE 24″ Diam. X 2.5″

 


One of the first in an ongoing series of earth castings in a variety of media. Usually shown in groups, to indicate the direction and continuity of water and wind patterns, they are located in installations to designate solar coordinates on the horizon.…

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1970

Snow Nuggets - 1970

DATE 1970
MEDIUM  Snow
SIZE  20′ X 6′ X 3′

 


Nambe New Mexico. Further evolution of the Nugget concept to a time-based, outdoor, process piece. Nuggets changed form while melting away over a three day period.…

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Ceremonial Nuggets - 1970

DATE 1970
MEDIUM  Raku fired clay
SIZE  16′ X 16″ X 5″

 


A series of womb-like shapes that represented a path to consciousness, the evolution of spiritual awareness, growth. Also related to a study of sacred numbers and Tantra Art.…

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