The  Urban Fossil  sculptures, inspired by classical geometry and human proportions, are formed through the curvature of two-dimensional planes. The work imagines an archeologist finding volumetric forms pocked with the tools and trash of everyday life. Quotidian objects, pressed repeatedly into clay, mask their origins in computer circuitry, automobilia, dominoes, or script. Pure ceramic pigments and an earthen palette evoke prehistory while the pressings of industrial waste elicit the flawed beauty of the contemporary moment. The series becomes a metaphor for the imprint of globalization onto bodies and minds.   (click upper right "+" for larger image)
       
     
anatomy of a flame
       
     
science, a candle in the dark
       
     
variability
       
     
betweenness
       
     
terrain
       
     
lyric I
       
     
lyric II
       
     
rapt
       
     
urban fossil III
       
     
urban fossil I
       
     
urban fossil II
       
     
urban fossils I,III
       
     
white space
       
     
 The  Urban Fossil  sculptures, inspired by classical geometry and human proportions, are formed through the curvature of two-dimensional planes. The work imagines an archeologist finding volumetric forms pocked with the tools and trash of everyday life. Quotidian objects, pressed repeatedly into clay, mask their origins in computer circuitry, automobilia, dominoes, or script. Pure ceramic pigments and an earthen palette evoke prehistory while the pressings of industrial waste elicit the flawed beauty of the contemporary moment. The series becomes a metaphor for the imprint of globalization onto bodies and minds.   (click upper right "+" for larger image)
       
     

The Urban Fossil sculptures, inspired by classical geometry and human proportions, are formed through the curvature of two-dimensional planes. The work imagines an archeologist finding volumetric forms pocked with the tools and trash of everyday life. Quotidian objects, pressed repeatedly into clay, mask their origins in computer circuitry, automobilia, dominoes, or script. Pure ceramic pigments and an earthen palette evoke prehistory while the pressings of industrial waste elicit the flawed beauty of the contemporary moment. The series becomes a metaphor for the imprint of globalization onto bodies and minds.

(click upper right "+" for larger image)

anatomy of a flame
       
     
anatomy of a flame

2017

ceramic, stains, wood and steel base

65 x 11 x 7 in 

 

science, a candle in the dark
       
     
science, a candle in the dark

2017

ceramic, stains, wood and steel base

65 x 13 x 10 in

variability
       
     
variability

2017

ceramic, stains

32.5 x 35 x 8 in

 

betweenness
       
     
betweenness

2017

ceramic, stains, steel base

32 x 8 x 4.5 in

 

 

terrain
       
     
terrain

2017

ceramic, stains

32 x 11.5 x 8 in

lyric I
       
     
lyric I

2017

ceramic, stains, steel base

32 x 8 x 4.5 in

lyric II
       
     
lyric II

2017

ceramic, stains

31.25 x 11 x 8 in

rapt
       
     
rapt

2016

ceramic, stains, steel base

46 x 16 x 12 in

 

urban fossil III
       
     
urban fossil III

2016

ceramic, stains, steel base

46 x 16 x 12 in

urban fossil I
       
     
urban fossil I

2016

ceramic, stains

46 x 16 x 12 in

 

urban fossil II
       
     
urban fossil II

2016

ceramic, stains

46 x 16 x 12 in

urban fossils I,III
       
     
urban fossils I,III

2016

ceramic, stains

46 x 34 x 12 in

white space
       
     
white space

2013

ceramic, stains

23 x 20 x 8in