Shown at Public Glass in San Francisco, CA 2013
"The Colony" and "The Swarm"
Yellow Jackets, Wood, Acrylic 6.5”tall, 11”wide, 2” thick These two American Flags are made out of yellow jackets and flies caught by the artist. The two flags juxtapose my feelings on being an American. On one hand, the yellow jackets show our pride in our military and show strength and comradely. On the other hand the flies show our “every man for himself” mentality and ruthlessness.
'Weapon Of Mass Conception"
Blown and Fused Glass, Copper Fittings, Bull Frog tadpoles, Bearded Dragon Eggs, Snake Eggs, 28”tall, 20”wide, 20”deep This glass rocket is filled with tadpoles and reptile eggs. When the rocket is activated the two chambers would blend together, creating fertilized eggs that would rain over the detonation spot. This rocket plays with the ideas of using life as warfare and cautioning the technologies we use.
Hot-Sculpted Glass, Concrete, Mixed Media 28” tall, 12” wide, 12” deep “Baby’s Breath” represents a baby human born in the distant future, were climate changes have become so drastic that humans are born with respirators attached to their umbilical chords. The baby contains trash bag lungs that breathe to match the viewer’s breath. This creates a gentle breathing noise and movement in the piece.
hot sculpted glass, copper, and cement 24” tall, 31” wide, 22” deep “Raccoon” a copper bodied, glass boned sculpture made to mimic that of a raccoon skeleton. The abstraction however leads to a relation between it and a dinosaur skeleton, making it seem old and pre-historic.
copper, hot-sculpted glass, cement, and motor oil 11” wide, 20” height, 11” deep “Crying Vulture” is a linear bird, meant to mimic an oil-rig, with a copper body and glass bones. The bird’s head fills with oil until it eventually overflows, allowing the oil to pour out of his eyes.
hot-sculpted glass, copper, cement, and motor oil 12” wide, 20” height, 14” deep When the “Drooling Hawk” is filled motor oil menacingly drools out of the birds beak, he is hungry. The motor oil has become his adaptation to our future world, oil to him is as important as water.
hot-sculpted glass, copper, cement, and motor oil 12” wide, 14” height, 14” deep “Vomiting Raven” is quite sick. Her mouth continuously fills with motor oil, until she must vomit. Though sick, when this raven hatches chicks this mother’s love will be enough to fuel her chicks and is as essential to their survival.
Hot-Sculpted Glass, Pig Fetuses, Mixed Media 2.5’tall, 1’ wide, 15” deep “With Fetus” is a large hot-sculpted pregnant woman that has been stuffed with pig fetuses. She has a jar lid and is placed on a high shelf, creating the idea of her as an object for sale. This piece comments on the present fertility