Solar Flare (private residence cooktop backsplash)
Marble, glass, gold smalti, dichroic glass. Backsplash behind induction cooktop.
Solar Flare (detail)
Private residense cooktop backsplash.
Septarian nodules (eyes), quartz points, obsidian, marble, travertine, smalti, slate, fine copper wire (hair).
Borealis is a series of sculptures inspired by Northern lights. Filati (micromosaic glass) and gold smalti on copper, cement and slate base.
Borealis 2 (call and response)
Sculptural Diptych, glass filati (micromosaic), dichroic glass and gold smalti on copper, cement and slate bases.
Glass filati (micromosaic) on copper, cement, shale and slate base.
Glass filati (micromosaic) on copper, cement, slate and shale base.
This series pays homage to the First Nations of the Americas for their millennia of good stewardship of the four elements. Each teepee is covered on the outside using only natural materials, some of which are linked to the particular element depicted. The tent poles for all four Teepees are made with used harp strings.
Water: marble, Indonesian beach pebbles, mussel shells.
Outside: Marble, Mookaite (Australian Flint), Pyrite.
Inside: harp strings, glass, gold, dichroic glass
Elemental Teepee...Fire (back view)
Elemental Teepee...Fire (glimpse of flame inside)
On the inside back wall, visible though the entrance opening, there is a glass mosaic "emblem" representing each of the four elements.
Outside: marble, amber, obsidian, coal, magnetite, fossil wood.
Inside: gold smalti
Elemental Teepee...Earth (back view)
Elemental Teepee...Air (side view)
Outside materials: marble, lapis lazuli, Azul Bahia granite.
Inside (alchemical symbol for air): dichroic glass
Elemental Teepee...Earth (view of inside gold globe)
Inside is a gold smalti globe, visible through the front opening.