Brass #3
Brass #3
Brass #3 (Side View)
Brass #3 (Side View)
Mirror4.jpg
Mirror4.jpg
Mirror4(side).jpg
Mirror4(side).jpg
Mirror4(close).jpg
Mirror4(close).jpg
RedDress.jpg
RedDress.jpg
RedDress(side).jpg
RedDress(side).jpg
Red #4
Red #4
Mirror #3
Mirror #3
Mirror #3 (Side View)
Mirror #3 (Side View)
Gold Dog On Black #1
Gold Dog On Black #1
Gold Dog On Black #1 (Side View)
Gold Dog On Black #1 (Side View)
Blue #2
Blue #2
Red3.jpg
Red3.jpg
Turquoise #3
Turquoise #3
White2.jpg
White2.jpg
Silver #6
Silver #6
Turquoise #2
Turquoise #2
Turquoise #1
Turquoise #1
Gold2.jpg
Gold2.jpg
Red #2
Red #2
Red #2 (Side View)
Red #2 (Side View)
Silver #2
Silver #2
Mirror #1
Mirror #1

Gaps and Cracks

Artist Statement: Gaps and Cracks Series

 

     The industry of man breeds devastation. Drills and explosives obliterate the native order of rock and mineral, leaving in their wake only ruin. It is from this ruin I draw inspiration. There’s beauty in scarred rock, exaltation to be found deep beneath the surface of the earth.

     I come from a pocket of northeastern Pennsylvania once famous for its mines. As progress advanced, coal fell out of favor. These desolate caves and quarries still stand sentinel, like tombstones in the woods where I spent my youth.

     This series turns away from mainstream superficiality, exploring a more visceral, organic inner beauty. In some instances I caricature the vapid acceptance of “costly as beautiful” by mimicking the natural glamour of gemstones with Styrofoam, aerosol paints, epoxies and plastic crystals. This set is part sculpture, part painting, and part diorama; it’s an attempt at true creation, a something-from-nothing conjuring that had, until now, been reserved for the gods.

 

Sculptures

Coral

Works

Rock

Fur

coral facelight 1 (on)
coral facelight 1 (on)
coral face light 1 (off)
coral face light 1 (off)
CoralRed.jpg
CoralRed.jpg
CoralRed_(sideView).jpg
CoralRed_(sideView).jpg
CoralTan1.jpg
CoralTan1.jpg
CoralRed2.jpg
CoralRed2.jpg
CoralRed2(side).jpg
CoralRed2(side).jpg
CoralPurple1.jpg
CoralPurple1.jpg
CoralBlue.jpg
CoralBlue.jpg
CoralBlue(side).jpg
CoralBlue(side).jpg
LampCoralRed1.2.jpg
LampCoralRed1.2.jpg
LampCoralRed1.1.jpg
LampCoralRed1.1.jpg
LampCoralRed1.3.jpg
LampCoralRed1.3.jpg
LampCoralBlue1.2.jpg
LampCoralBlue1.2.jpg
LampCoralBlue1.3.jpg
LampCoralBlue1.3.jpg
LampCoralBlue1.1.jpg
LampCoralBlue1.1.jpg
Silver1back.jpg
Silver1back.jpg
Silver1front.jpg
Silver1front.jpg
blue1front.jpg
blue1front.jpg
Blue1back.jpg
Blue1back.jpg
Rock Miners Light #1 (on)
Rock Miners Light #1 (on)
RockBrass1.jpg
RockBrass1.jpg
RockBrass1SV.jpg
RockBrass1SV.jpg
Rock+Black1.jpg
Rock+Black1.jpg
RockWhite1.jpg
RockWhite1.jpg
RockWhite1SV.jpg
RockWhite1SV.jpg
FurGrey1_close.jpg
FurGrey1_close.jpg
FurGrey1.jpg
FurGrey1.jpg