Grutson

Grutson

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This Side Down

This Side Down

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Skylight

Skylight

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Wainscot

Wainscot

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Help

Help

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Tiger Log

Tiger Log

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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…
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…
Sampler

Sampler

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Peace Marker

Peace Marker

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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…
Harmony Delight

Harmony Delight

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Constanza

Constanza

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Croton Adios

Croton Adios

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Swifty

Swifty

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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…
Stop

Stop

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Croton Verde

Croton Verde

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This Way, That Way – Model

This Way, That Way – Model

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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…
Sir

Sir

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Self Portrait Right Middle

Self Portrait Right Middle

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The Blue Poodle

The Blue Poodle

Edition of 10 more…
Croton Tropical

Croton Tropical

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Chair

Chair

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Thinking About It

Thinking About It

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Croton Zarzamora

Croton Zarzamora

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Tuna Windows

Tuna Windows

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

Landscape

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Billy Boy

Billy Boy

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Jumper

Jumper

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Adirondacks

Adirondacks

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Index

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Index

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Sample

Sample

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Thumb

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Thumb

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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…
Hearth in the Park

Hearth in the Park

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

Tidal Pool

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Your Eyes

Your Eyes

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Caution

Caution

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Arborvitae

Arborvitae

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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…
Black Water

Black Water

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Beneath the Glare

Beneath the Glare

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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…
Art for Attleboro – Windcatcher Installation

Art for Attleboro – Windcatcher Installation

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Red & White Marker

Red & White Marker

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Sunny Side

Sunny Side

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Barnacles

Barnacles

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Can Man

Can Man

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House Plant

House Plant

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Perfect Health

Perfect Health

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Croton Boda

Croton Boda

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Squawk

Squawk

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Harlequin

Harlequin

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

Child

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Galaxy of Prawns

Galaxy of Prawns

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Looking Out to Sea

Looking Out to Sea

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Lunatic Fringe

Lunatic Fringe

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Window Box

Window Box

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Double Wonders

Double Wonders

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Hubba-Hubba

Hubba-Hubba

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Self Portrait Right Pinky

Self Portrait Right Pinky

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Treepee

Treepee

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Loving Cup 38-D

Loving Cup 38-D

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Croton Calle

Croton Calle

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Jeannie

Jeannie

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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…
Playful

Playful

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Hey You

Hey You

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Tile Study

Tile Study

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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…
Danio Malabaricus

Danio Malabaricus

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Slide Collection

Slide Collection

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Croton Blando

Croton Blando

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Brick

Brick

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Bike Rack – Flower

Bike Rack – Flower

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93

93

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Croton Fresco

Croton Fresco

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Seascape

Seascape

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The Light Show

The Light Show

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Croton Grande

Croton Grande

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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…
Self Portrait Right Ring

Self Portrait Right Ring

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Croton Celofan

Croton Celofan

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Mother

Mother

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Croton Los Alamos

Croton Los Alamos

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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…
Flag

Flag

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Scotty

Scotty

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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…
Croton Delgado

Croton Delgado

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Spindle

Spindle

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Croton Roja

Croton Roja

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Striped Marker

Striped Marker

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Garden Cone

Garden Cone

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Best Friends

Best Friends

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Purple Tree

Purple Tree

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Skinny

Skinny

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Line Stick CB-542

Line Stick CB-542

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Annie

Annie

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Blue Jumble

Blue Jumble

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Croton Fantasma

Croton Fantasma

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Croton Clasico

Croton Clasico

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Road Kachina

Road Kachina

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Skin House

Skin House

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Fragment

Fragment

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Dragon & Phoenix

Dragon & Phoenix

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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…
Architecture

Architecture

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

How To Triptych

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Relentless Rain

Relentless Rain

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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…
Oranges

Oranges

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Twist

Twist

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Backbone of the Record Industry

Backbone of the Record Industry

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Floating Wainscot

Floating Wainscot

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GE Afghan

GE Afghan

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Bear Right

Bear Right

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9 x Twist

9 x Twist

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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…
Legs

Legs

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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…
Bishop Woods

Bishop Woods

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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…
Puzzle Marker

Puzzle Marker

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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…
Virginia Biltmore

Virginia Biltmore

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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…
Self Portrait In Chenille

Self Portrait In Chenille

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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…
If You Want It Get It

If You Want It Get It

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Zipper Box

Zipper Box

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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…
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…
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…
Floppy Disks

Floppy Disks

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Pawtucket Garage Mural

Pawtucket Garage Mural

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Sentry

Sentry

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Earth to Earth

Earth to Earth

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Soon But Not Yet

Soon But Not Yet

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Two Blues

Two Blues

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Specimen

Specimen

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Ova Da Summa

Ova Da Summa

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Labyrinth Marker

Labyrinth Marker

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Self Portrait Right Index

Self Portrait Right Index

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Flux Cone Project

Flux Cone Project

Invitational Flux book project Providence Athenaeum, Providence, RI Edition of 17 unique cones. more…
Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Ring

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Ring

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Parrot Jungle

Parrot Jungle

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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…
Like Candy

Like Candy

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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…
Raucous

Raucous

This is an interactive sculpture, it can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Line Stick 3•14•45

Line Stick 3•14•45

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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…
Color of Black

Color of Black

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Above the Wainscot

Above the Wainscot

Study for a large wall relief more…
Uh Oh

Uh Oh

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Inspiration for Loving Cup 38-D

Inspiration for Loving Cup 38-D

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Collected Works

Collected Works

This is an interactive sculpture, that can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Better Safe Than Sorry

Better Safe Than Sorry

Edition of 11 Prints more…
Croton Dorado

Croton Dorado

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Video Chignon

Video Chignon

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Windows on Technology

Windows on Technology

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

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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…
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…
Zucca Cone

Zucca Cone

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Couple

Couple

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Border Crossing

Border Crossing

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

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Over Here

Over Here

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Happy Nest

Happy Nest

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Black & White Marker

Black & White Marker

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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…
Hook, Hanger, Flap

Hook, Hanger, Flap

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Pinky

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Pinky

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Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Middle

Self Portrait On Rice Paper – Middle

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The Other

The Other

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Shadow

Shadow

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Traveling Croton

Traveling Croton

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Maquette For More

Maquette For More

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House Special

House Special

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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…
Croton Carnaval

Croton Carnaval

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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…
Red

Red

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First Tree

First Tree

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Checkered Marker

Checkered Marker

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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…
Newport Art Museum

Newport Art Museum

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I Get It

I Get It

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Lunacy

Lunacy

This is an interactive sculpture, that can be arranged in various configurations. more…
Pole On Wickenden Street

Pole On Wickenden Street

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Croton La Ploo Ma

Croton La Ploo Ma

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Warning

Warning

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Bike Rack – Crab

Bike Rack – Crab

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X Squared

X Squared

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Line Stick 220-320

Line Stick 220-320

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Small Pond

Small Pond

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