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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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This is not a Pipewrench - 2017

DATE 2016
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 3.5 X 2″ X 5.5″

 

An ode to the Dada artist Marcel Duchamp, creator of the “readymade,” who had a profound effect on the definition of art.…

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Ode to O’Keefe - 2017

DATE 2017
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 2.5″ X 3″ X 4.5″

 


One of a continuing series of projects and works that pay homage to 20th and 21st-century artists who had profound influences on the evolution of contemporary art.…

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Ode #5 - 2017

DATE 2016
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 4″ X 1.5″ X 5.5″

 


An Ode to the painters Charles Demuth, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Demuth’s “I Saw the Figure 5 In Gold,” “Painting no :5” by Pollock, and Rothko’s “No.…

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Found Object - 2017

DATE  2015
MEDIUM  Bronze
SIZE  3″ X 2″ X 4″

 


This ( originally wax) object (top, left) was accidentally dropped on a hot plate, creating the “forest” stylization. The hand came later as a way to present it.…

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Still Point on a Turning World - 2017

DATE 2016
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 6″ X 6″ X 6″

 


 

 

 

Envisions an (ArPtolemaic) Armillary Sphere from the distant future depicting only the iron core of Earth a few seconds after our Sun’s supernova.…

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Superluminous Nova - 2017

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 5″ X 1″ X 5.5″

 


Hypothetical 3-D model of a Supernova core at the instant of its creation. Reverse is the arrangement of “spokes” at the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico.…

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Chicken/Egg Paradox - 2017

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 2.5″ X 2’5″ X 2″

 


Resolves the age-old paradox of “which came first….” This is it.…

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Gargoyle Mom - 2017

DATE 2017
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 4.5″ X 3.5″ X 4″

 


This Gargoyle mother guarding her eggs was recently observed in New Jersey. The sculptural replica may be displayed in five different orientations.…

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Mythalennial II - 2017

DATE 2017
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 4.5″ X 2.75″ X 3.5″

 

One of a series of mythological animals for our time. The Mythalennial is an interesting three-snouted creature that can look in three directions at once, yet still not know where it is located in time and space.…

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The Amazing Rockers - 2017

DATE 2017
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 6″ X 2″ X 8″

 


These performance artists are able to defy gravity while vigorously rocking to and fro, confounding even the most skilled Cirque du Soleil stars.…

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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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Musing on Liquids - 2016

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 3.5″ X 4″ X 6″

 


Musings originate in a parallel universe and are propelled into our own (seemingly out of nowhere), through a standard transfer tube.…

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Musing on Solids - 2016

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 3.5 X 3″ X 6.5″

 


Musings originate in a parallel universe and are propelled into our own (seemingly out of nowhere), through a standard transfer tube.…

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Musing on Pasta - 2016

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 4″ X 5.5 X 6″

 


Musings originate in a parallel universe and are propelled into our own (seemingly out of nowhere) through a standard transfer tube.…

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Reliquary - 2016

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 2.5 X 1.5 X 3″

 


Just right for a very small sacred object, say a mummified finger (or, will enlarge for complete mummy).…

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Refuge - 2016

DATE  2016
MEDIUM  Bronze, Photo, Acrylic case
SIZE 12″ X 6″ X 6″

 


An envisioned future museum diorama, following the extinction of the Sand Hill Crane. Also suggests preserving a memory of the birds in a relatively permanent material (bronze) for posterity.…

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2015

Urraca Whisperer - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 4.5″ X 2.5″ X 4″

 


Interprets conversations with a Magpie (Urraca in Spanish).…

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Star and Moon Dieties - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 5.75 X 4″ X 5″

 


This pair has evolved from the earliest depictions of sacred imagery based on cosmology, among the first examples of human mark making.…

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6 Acrobat Cluster - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 5″ X 5″ X 5″

 


Each of these six performers is able to support the other five in this “cluster” formation. They are also known to “roll” along on downhill slopes.…

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Four Acrobats - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 5″ X 5″ X 3.5″

 


These agile acrobats also dance horizontally when flipped 180 degrees, and often perform vertically. Any one of the four is able to support the other three.…

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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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Loper Family - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 4″ X 3.5″ X 4″ (largest)

 


Also known as Müthman, Müthmom, and Müth (the younger). Species members stand on heads while sleeping, simulating Surrealist sculptures (See detail).…

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Memorial to Collateral Damage - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Maquette, bronze and wood base
SIZE 12″ X 6″ X  4″     scale: 1″ = 5′ – 0″

 


Tragically, collateral damage, i.e. the killing of innocent civilians in war, continues to be carried out at a horrendous rate in wars worldwide.…

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Sirens - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 7″ X 5″ X 5 “

 


Two of three (Nasty) Homeric Sirens (L: 3.5″ X 3″ X 3.5″, Rt: 3.5″ X 2.5″ X 3.5″) practicing their hyptnotic performance piece.…

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Druidic Muses - 2015

DATE 2015
MEDIUM Bronze
SIZE 6.5″ X 4″ X 9″

 


Depicts Druidic ritual wherein Forest Muses spring from limb’s of an ancient sculpture.…

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2013

Playhouse Window - 2013

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Collect 10 - 2013

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The Warriors: A Love Story - 2013

DATE 2013
MEDIUM Mixed Media, Photography and Video
SIZE HD Video 1920px x 1080px
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2011

Solar Shrine - 2011

DATE  2011
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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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2007

Plum Island Tidal Disk - 2007

DATE 2007
MEDIUM Glass from Bronze copy of Sand Cast
SIZE 22″ Diam. X  1/4″ thick

 


Slump cast directly from a bronze casting, this first glass copy interacted with the bronze patina to produce an integral red coloration.…

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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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August Rain - 2006

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Flash Flood (August) - 2006

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2004

Fragment #3 - 2004

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Fragment #2 - 2004

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Fragment #1 - 2004

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2003

Sabbat Instal - 2003

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Duct and Cover - 2003

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2001

Fold 3 - 2001

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Fold 2 - 2001

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Fold 1 - 2001

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Double Curl - 2001

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Curl 4 - 2001

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Curl 3 - 2001

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Curl 2 - 2001

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Curl 1 - 2001

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Fold/Curl - 2001

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Curls Pelvis with Drawings - 2001

DATE  2001
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1992

Pentecost - 1992

1991

Harvest V - 1991

DATE 1991
MEDIUM  Hay Bales and Steel
SIZE  3″ X 3′ X 9′

 


Created for the “Mile of Sculpture” exhibition in 1991, this temporary installation piece was sited in front of the old St.…

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1990

Pacifica Sunportal II - 1990

DATE 1989
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1989

Victoria Triad - 1989

DATE 1989
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North Star Windows - 1989

DATE 1989
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1988

Pacifica Sun Portal 1 - 1988

Monrovia Sunshapes - 1988

DATE 1988
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1987

Solstice Arch - 1987

DATE 1987
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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

Duck Dirigible - 1986

DATE 1986
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Tortuga Condo Complex - 1986

DATE 1986
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Harbinger Hummingbird - 1986

DATE 1986
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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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Zambrano Sunwheel - 1986

DATE 1986
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1985

Trashmaster Toad - 1985

DATE 1985
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Möbius Möth - 1985

DATE 1985
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Skylines - 1985

DATE 1985
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Current Chart - 1985

DATE 1985
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Plum Island Tidal Disk - 1985

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

 


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1984

Dancing Celebrant - 1984

DATE 1984
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Hovering Hogcraft - 1984

DATE 1984
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Sanctuary II - 1984

DATE 1984
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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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Eyebeam Sungate - 1983

DATE 1983
MEDIUM  Steel and concrete
SIZE  28' X 4' X 36'
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Solar Arcs - 1983

1982

Northlake Star Kite - 1982

DATE 1982
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Solar Wind Quintet - 1982

DATE 1982
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1981

Solar Family - 1981

DATE 1981
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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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1978

Plum Island Tidal Disk - 1978

DATE 1978
MEDIUM Plexiglass, plaster, sand
SIZE 24″ Diam X 3″ Deep

 


First of a series of beach castings from Plum Island, MA. Later cast in Bronze and Glass. Many of the beach casts were taken from the intertidal zone (while the tide was out).…

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1977

Current Charts, Chosen Lands - 1977

DATE 1978
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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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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 - 1973

DATE 1973
MEDIUM Lead
SIZE 10″ X 6″ X 12″A p

A pure, universal element (lead) is used to explore the effect of different materials on the content (meaning) embodied in the Nugget form.…

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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 #10 - 1973

DATE 1973
MEDIUM Plaster, Adobe, Pastels
SIZE 10″ X 6″ X 12″

 


Literal and representational Earth are combined, compared, contrasted.…

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Nugget #9 - 1973

DATE 1973
MEDIUM Plaster, Acrylic Resin, and pigment
SIZE 10″ X 6″ X 12″

 


Another variation on the concept of Dualism.…

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Womb Nugget - 1973

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

 


This Nugget embodies the ideas of reproduction, duplication, and a synthesis of Earth and Sky/Universe.…

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Split Nugget - 1973

DATE 1973
MEDIUM Plaster
SIZE 14″ X 6″ X 12″

 


Nugget representing the splitting of “wholeness” into two balanced parts. A resulting visual metaphor for dualism is suggested.…

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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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Nugget #21 - 1973

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

Final reductivist stage of the Nugget evolution suggesting wholeness, completion.


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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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Spacetime - 1972

DATE 1972
MEDIUM Pit-fired Clay
SIZE 12″ X 2″ X 14″

 


Reflects an involvement in solar design/construction at the time, and its ancient history based in spiritual practices. The relativity theory-related title references a continuum of universal knowledge that transcends time and space.…

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Ritual Game - 1972

DATE 1972
MEDIUM Pit-fired Clay and Wood
SIZE 10″ X 2″ X 30″

 


An intuitive game in which there are no rules, winners, or losers. Players take turns rotating the elliptical elements and movable ceramic shells.…

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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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Ritual Nuggets V - 1970

DATE 1970
MEDIUM  Raku-fired Stoneware
SIZE  6′ X 12″ X 3′-8″

 


These pieces were used to commemorate the separation of five friends at the end of undergraduate college years. After a campfire celebration sharing songs, memories, and tall tales, all went their different ways, each with one of the pieces, ritualizing their connectedness into the future.…

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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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