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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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Pacifica Sun Portal II - 1990

DATE 1989
MEDIUM Concrete and Steel
SIZE 24′ X 22′ X 24′


This piece is the first of two sculptures referencing the Rancho Pacifico land grant area (now parts of Long Beach and Compton, CA).…

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Victoria Triad - 1989

DATE 1989
MEDIUM Concrete and Steel
SIZE 34′ X 34′ X 24′ (including planting circle)


Three vertical elements are aligned to sunrise and sunset points on the horizon at Winter/Summer Solstices (Lt., Rt), and north/south (the central vertical).…

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Solstice Arch - 1987

DATE 1987
MEDIUM Concrete and Steel
SIZE 16′ X 8′ X 7′


Across the street from Monrovia Sunshapes on Huntington Drive in Monrovia, CA, this piece is oriented toward the Summer Solstice sunset and Winter Solstice sunrise at that location.…

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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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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
MEDIUM  Painted Steel and Earthworks
SIZE  45′ X 32′ X 30′


Fabricated from salvaged parts of the obsolete U.S. Steel plant, the “Sunwheel” directs light through the diagonal steel tube into an underground chamber twice a year.…

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Sanctuary II - 1984

DATE 1984
MEDIUM Concrete and Steel
SIZE  8′ X 8′ X 10′


One of several solar-aligned public sculptures derived from ancient stone dolmens.  A “notch” in the circular, south-facing “capstone” element allows a beam of sunlight to fall on the tallest vertical element, indicating the summer and winter solstices.…

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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 Family - 1981

DATE 1981
SIZE  50′ X 30′ X 28′


Ironically, the solar-aligned group came from a 62-ton, 40-foot long steel tube, part of equipment used at the U.S. Steel plant to make sections of the first Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. …

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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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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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