Relentless Rain

Relentless Rain

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Swatch

Swatch

I bought a box of red and yellow hacksaw blades at a job lot store.  As I worked with these blades in my studio I began to see the possibilities outside their intended function.  These blades became a material to fabricate and weave into patterns reminiscent of both traditional American Indian blankets and modern abstract […] more…
If You Want It Get It

If You Want It Get It

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A Meandering Intuition

A Meandering Intuition

This commission sculpture is currently under consideration to be included in the sculpture park of a large investment company.  Following the design of a classical walking labyrinth, this human scale sculpture will be constructed out of 4” diameter stainless steel tubing, meandering around in a field of wild flowers and tall grass.  The path leading […] more…
Sir

Sir

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Like Candy

Like Candy

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Sample

Sample

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Purple Tree

Purple Tree

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Double Wonders

Double Wonders

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Croton Ancho

Croton Ancho

This giant Croton Ancho leaf which means “Wide Croton” in English is from a series of over 20 different leaves, some of which have over 35,000 sequins individually held in place with small custom made stainless steel pins. more…
Floppy Disks

Floppy Disks

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Middle

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Middle

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Wind Columns

Wind Columns

These tall colorful free standing kinetic sculptures can be configured to fit just about any available site.  Each sculpture made up of recycled multicolored plastic detergent caps, attached to a sturdy flexible 3/8” fiberglass rod is mounted to a solid concrete base for stability.   Designed to pick up the slightest breeze, they gently sway in […] more…
Croton Boda

Croton Boda

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Black & White Marker

Black & White Marker

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Crate

Crate

I’m very interested in the process of packaging things and the relationship between an object and its container.  I’m fascinated by the perception that a collectible, such as a toy, is made more valuable if its original package is still intact. more…
Pawtucket Garage Mural

Pawtucket Garage Mural

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Wind Lilies

Wind Lilies

These sculptural “Wind Lilies” are constructed out of a full range of man made materials; plastic bottles, aluminum cans, industrial hoses, stainless steel wire, wood and foam.  The use of common urban objects and recycled materials to build a flower that will move with our water and in our wind is a metaphor for Nature […] more…
93

93

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Captails

Captails

This commission is part of an outdoor sculpture park that is being established in Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI.  These 14 colorful kinetic “CAPTAILS” six feet tall, float on the water among the water lilies and sway in the wind, creating an ever-changing formation for the viewer. more…
Croton Verde

Croton Verde

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Puzzle Marker

Puzzle Marker

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Warning

Warning

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This Side Down

This Side Down

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First Tree

First Tree

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Harlequin

Harlequin

This is an interactive sculpture, it can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Zucca Cone

Zucca Cone

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Skinny

Skinny

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Backbone of the Record Industry

Backbone of the Record Industry

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Croton Los Alamos

Croton Los Alamos

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Index

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Index

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Newport Art Museum

Newport Art Museum

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Line Stick CB-542

Line Stick CB-542

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Above the Wainscot

Above the Wainscot

Study for a large wall relief more…
Your Eyes

Your Eyes

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Hubba-Hubba

Hubba-Hubba

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Line Stick 3•14•45

Line Stick 3•14•45

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Croton Tropical

Croton Tropical

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Better Safe Than Sorry

Better Safe Than Sorry

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Night Bloomers

Night Bloomers

With these pieces titled, “Night Bloomers” I continued to explore the hidden material of the 3.5” floppy disk – out of it’s shell; to touch, twist and bend this thin, black, shiny, opaque disk of film. I started to experiment by pushing the disk into different size round indentations that I made in wood.  I […] more…
Tuna Windows

Tuna Windows

Proposal for a series of 15 stained glass windows for the RI Convention Center, upper level. more…
Jacks

Jacks

These large outdoor sculptures were inspired by the child’s game of Jacks. Set off on a slight rise these colorful sculptures are the first public works of art to be commissioned for Slater Park, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 200 hundred years, and were the kick-off pieces for their new Sculpture Park. more…
GE Afghan

GE Afghan

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Window Box

Window Box

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Rug

Rug

I am interested in working with small units (stitches, tiles, mosaics, pixels) to build a larger idea as illustrated in “Reflecting Pool”, “Sun Dots”, “Wind Columns” and “Black Water”. more…
Inspiration for Loving Cup 38-D

Inspiration for Loving Cup 38-D

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Oranges

Oranges

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This Way, That Way – Model

This Way, That Way – Model

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Road Kachina

Road Kachina

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Croton Blando

Croton Blando

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Landscape

Landscape

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Flag

Flag

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Mother

Mother

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Happy Nest

Happy Nest

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Constanza

Constanza

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Peace Marker

Peace Marker

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Bubble Gate

Bubble Gate

Artist’s Statement: Gates don’t usually attract people but rather act as a deterrent to progress, as very tangible obstructions and barriers, part of a system of commands and rules.  The implication of gates in our current culture is that of traffic control. My interest in the gate is opposite this, I wanted to explore the […] more…
I Get It

I Get It

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Small Pond

Small Pond

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Paperwork Reduction Act

Paperwork Reduction Act

  The attorneys that commissioned this sculpture specialize in Tax Law, so it was only fitting that I make the piece out of the actual IRS Tax Forms these people work with.  At tax time, when emotions are running high, and the tax forms get wadded up and thrown around the room, this installation is […] more…
Labyrinth

Labyrinth

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Black Water

Black Water

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Beneath the Glare

Beneath the Glare

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Border Crossing

Border Crossing

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9 x Twist

9 x Twist

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Tidal Pool

Tidal Pool

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What Is A Book? How Do We Learn?

What Is A Book? How Do We Learn?

  This sculpture has two components both of which address the idea of the book as an object, the process of learning and teaching students to think. The first component is the formal structure of this installation that starts with a large maple bookcase measuring 4 feet high by 12 feet wide and 15 inches […] more…
Sentry

Sentry

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Croton Fantasma

Croton Fantasma

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Red & White Marker

Red & White Marker

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Windows on Technology

Windows on Technology

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Self Portrait Right Middle

Self Portrait Right Middle

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Soon But Not Yet

Soon But Not Yet

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Treepee

Treepee

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Catalonian Fantasy

Catalonian Fantasy

On a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain I came back inspired by the iron gates, grilles, fences, doors and railings made by Catalan metal workers over the centuries. Those metal shapes and forms I saw in Spain all felt so familiar to me having lived in Providence for more than 45 years, living in and […] more…
Croton Fresco

Croton Fresco

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Jumper

Jumper

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Scotty

Scotty

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Hey You

Hey You

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Flux Cone Project

Flux Cone Project

Invitational Flux book project Providence Athenaeum, Providence, RI Edition of 17 unique cones. more…
Hearth in the Park

Hearth in the Park

This installation is located at the newly built Harvard Street Park, in Cambridge, MA more…
Skin House

Skin House

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Looking Out to Sea

Looking Out to Sea

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Art for Attleboro – Windcatcher Installation

Art for Attleboro – Windcatcher Installation

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Seascape

Seascape

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Balls to the Wall

Balls to the Wall

This sculpture was designed specifically for a Sports bar on deck #5 of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s new ship, “Adventure of the Seas”.  It is constructed out of new and used golf balls, mini golf balls, logo and range balls. more…
Raucous

Raucous

This is an interactive sculpture, it can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Adirondacks

Adirondacks

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Skylight

Skylight

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Self Portrait Right Index

Self Portrait Right Index

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Barnacles

Barnacles

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Squawk

Squawk

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Why Pay Less?

Why Pay Less?

Body printing on chicken eggs series of prints for an experimental print show, at AS220 Gallery, Providence, RI more…
Best Friends

Best Friends

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Bike Rack – Flower

Bike Rack – Flower

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Spindle

Spindle

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A Ray Of Peace

A Ray Of Peace

I was asked to build a sculpture that would fit into a very large cavernous armory building without getting lost in the space.  The reason for building this piece was to help the City of Providence draw attention to the need for renovating and restoring this historically significant building and raise money for it’s construction […] more…
Can Man

Can Man

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Bike Rack – Crab

Bike Rack – Crab

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Child

Child

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Tile Study

Tile Study

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Collected Works

Collected Works

This is an interactive sculpture, that can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Croton Dorado

Croton Dorado

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Chair

Chair

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Getting Around

Getting Around

This sculpture was commissioned by the advertising agency to honor one of their clients, Dexter Shoe.  I went up to Dexter, Maine and toured the factory where the shoes are made.  After two days of dumpster diving I returned with a car load of shoe making materials that I then used to build this sculpture. more…
Uh Oh

Uh Oh

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Ring

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Ring

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Loving Cup 38-D

Loving Cup 38-D

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Sunny Side

Sunny Side

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Sampler

Sampler

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Virginia Biltmore

Virginia Biltmore

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This Way, That Way

This Way, That Way

I was asked by the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA to make a series of sculptures for a street level window installation at a construction site in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.  This piece was one of 5 life size sculptures that were inspired by road construction and Hopi Indian, Kachina Dolls.  Collection […] more…
Zipper Box

Zipper Box

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Caution

Caution

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Lunatic Fringe

Lunatic Fringe

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Traveling Croton

Traveling Croton

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Self Portrait Right Pinky

Self Portrait Right Pinky

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Shadow

Shadow

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Danio Malabaricus

Danio Malabaricus

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Kimono

Kimono

As part of an invitational gallery show based on the theme “Kimono”, I chose to construct my kimono out of asphalt roofing shingles, a material that always reminded me of subtle colored fabric with an interesting texture. more…
Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Thumb

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Thumb

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Over Here

Over Here

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Couple

Couple

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Video Chignon

Video Chignon

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Swifty

Swifty

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Big Flower

Big Flower

The yellow plastic bags of this kinetic sculpture catch the wind and swell up with air creating movement and a light rustling sound.  Coming up and out from between two trees it looks like a “BIG FLOWER” against the Providence skyline. more…
Two Blues

Two Blues

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Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

This is an interactive sculpture, it can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Shimmer

Shimmer

From the first time I saw a audio cassette laying smashed in the road, it’s shiny black magnetic tape snaking across the asphalt, rippling in the breeze, sparkling in the sun light, I knew this mysterious black film was an important material. more…
Reflecting Pool

Reflecting Pool

A site specific outdoor sculpture 30 feet in diameter for the Visitor’s Center of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Institute at their Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, Rhode Island. This sculpture won the “Commercial Cast-In-Place Concrete Pavement Award”, from the Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Illinois more…
Architecture

Architecture

This is an interactive sculpture, that can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Annie

Annie

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Full Circle

Full Circle

In this piece “Full Circle” I continued to explore the hidden material of the 3.5” floppy – out of the shell; to touch, twist and bend the thin, black, opaque disk of film. I started to experiment by pushing the disk into different size round indentations that I made in wood.  I found that different […] more…
Croton Delgado

Croton Delgado

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Lunacy

Lunacy

This is an interactive sculpture, that can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Croton Calle

Croton Calle

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Brick

Brick

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House Special

House Special

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Croton Adios

Croton Adios

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Self Portrait Right Ring

Self Portrait Right Ring

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Thinking About It

Thinking About It

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Self Portrait Right Thumb

Self Portrait Right Thumb

5,000 pieces from slides of my life, pictures of friends, places, art, memories.  Punched out by hand using a 1/4” paper punch.  Secured to Homosote with 5,000 brass plated pins Tracing the whorl and loop of my thumb print like so many molecules of DNA following a skin pattern virtually unchanged since birth. more…
Puppy / Dog

Puppy / Dog

This piece titled “Puppy Dog” plays with the idea of one sculpture that is both a Puppy and a Dog. With its head down and black nose sniffing the ground it is Puppy, while it’s red mouth open, neck stretched out it is Dog. more…
The Light Show

The Light Show

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Bishop Woods

Bishop Woods

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Slide Collection

Slide Collection

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Help

Help

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Red

Red

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Bear Right

Bear Right

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Wainscot

Wainscot

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Set Design for Brian Jones

Set Design for Brian Jones

One night installation for a tap dancing review at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI more…
Nice Garden

Nice Garden

This sculpture was commissioned by a manufacturer of plastic and rubber garden hoses.  I wanted to build a sculpture that would honor the products the company made and show their customers and staff that while it might only be garden hose to them, it was a fascinating and beautiful material to me outside of it’s […] more…
Blue Jumble

Blue Jumble

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X Squared

X Squared

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Grutson

Grutson

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Harmony Delight

Harmony Delight

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The Other

The Other

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Earth to Earth

Earth to Earth

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One Step Closer

One Step Closer

Study for an architectural installation to be constructed out of ceramic tiles and cast concrete. more…
Legs

Legs

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Fragment

Fragment

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Playful

Playful

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Checkered Marker

Checkered Marker

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Maquette For More

Maquette For More

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Pole On Wickenden Street

Pole On Wickenden Street

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Hook, Hanger, Flap

Hook, Hanger, Flap

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Billy Boy

Billy Boy

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Parrot Jungle

Parrot Jungle

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Croton Grande

Croton Grande

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House Plant

House Plant

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Sun Dots

Sun Dots

  A site-specific sculpture for the courtyard of the DOT Headquarters, Visitor’s Center and Auditorium.  Using materials that honor the Department of Transportation and the work they do, I constructed a large planting of colorful, kinetic, and reflective flowerlike dots sparkling in the Florida sun, swaying in the tropical breeze. more…
How To Triptych

How To Triptych

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Stop

Stop

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Twist

Twist

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Labyrinth Marker

Labyrinth Marker

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Jugs

Jugs

“JUGS” was made for the lobby of a company that manufactures garden hoses.  Using a strong sculptural shape that is easily identifiable with the holding and carrying of liquids, I chose the classical urn, jug form and built them out of the actual products that the company made, rubber and plastic garden hoses, a product […] more…
Line Stick 220-320

Line Stick 220-320

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Ova Da Summa

Ova Da Summa

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Striped Marker

Striped Marker

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Galaxy of Prawns

Galaxy of Prawns

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Self Portrait In Chenille

Self Portrait In Chenille

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Garden Cone

Garden Cone

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Jeannie

Jeannie

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Dragon & Phoenix

Dragon & Phoenix

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The Blue Poodle

The Blue Poodle

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Tiger Log

Tiger Log

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Arborvitae

Arborvitae

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Specimen

Specimen

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Croton La Ploo Ma

Croton La Ploo Ma

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Croton Clasico

Croton Clasico

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Croton Roja

Croton Roja

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Color of Black

Color of Black

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Pinky

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Pinky

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Floating Wainscot

Floating Wainscot

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Croton Zarzamora

Croton Zarzamora

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Croton Celofan

Croton Celofan

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Croton Carnaval

Croton Carnaval

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New Skin

New Skin

There laid in the grass, along the river, the body of a large fallen tree.  No leaves, no limbs, no roots, in some places no bark.  My proposal for this permanent sculpture was to bring a dead tree back to life through the magic of art and paint.  A work of art to be looked […] more…
Perfect Health

Perfect Health

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