Unfortunately, much of the art depicted on this page has been sold, donated, or gifted. However, I have included it because it is representative of my ideas and style. I wouldn’t duplicate any of these pieces in something new, but could certainly make something of a similar theme and format.
This piece is entitled “A Gentle Reminder of Death and Rebirth”. It is a wooden shadow box about 12″ high, 6″ wide, and 4″ deep with a glass front. Death is represented by a pile of bones and skulls at the base of a tree and rebirth is represented as a bird nest in the tree with eggs in it. The bird nest and the bones are real (from our woods) and the eggs are ceramic. This piece sold in The Matrix Art Auction to a Detroit collector in 2016.
This is a glass front, wooden reliquary intended to hang on a wall. It is entitled “Reliquary of Lost Dreams”. The box contains a series of carved skulls supported on beads to represent the lost dreams. They are floating out from a bed of mica flakes to further enhance the dream like quality. Above them is a cross assembled from pieces of my hand made paper. The box is about 8″ x 6″ x 3″. This piece sold in the Matrix Art Auction to a Detroit collector in 2015.
Here is another reliquary, this one entitled “In Remembrance of Lost People and Places”. About the same size as previous one, but on legs to sit on a table. This also contains skulls and beads floating above a field of black grit and an assembled cross of my handmade paper. This piece was created to remember a friend who died from cancer and is with a private collector.
This piece is entitled “Dreams Come True” and contains the message, ‘and when the end finally came, some of my dreams had come true. The words are spelled with plastic alphabet beads and are surrounded with a ring of smile faces, to represent things coming true and some skulls, to represent the end arriving. These are all supported in a bed of gray ceramic granules in a wooden frame. Size is about 12″ x 8″ x 1″. This piece will be auctioned at the 2017 Matrix Art Auction in Detroit.