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fabricated metal beetle with wings that open to reveal a folded metal element
Fabricated copper, brass and nickel silver, etching, patina, enamel paint, terra cotta, and glass lens
2.5” x 5” x 5.25” (wings closed)
2019
Field of Dreams
Brass, various cloth, wedding dress raw silk with intaglio print, bones, photographs on Mylar, found objects, thread
3.5" x 5" x 6.5"
2012
A Sutra Offered
cast bronze, patina, enamel, deer hair
6" x 2" x 1"
2005
Blind Wisdom
copper, silver, brass, cast bronze
4" x 3" x 1"
2004
Fasal Katnaa/Harvest
stoneware, silver leaf, glaze, oxides, encaustic, silver bells
8" x 6" x 2"
2006
Prabodhan
nickel silver, earthenware, encaustic, glaze, enamel, copper
6" x 3.5" x 3"
2008
Fly
silver, bronze, earthenware, nickel silver, terra sigilatta, encaustic
6" x 5" x 1.5"
2008

Much of the conceptual and aesthetic impetus for my artwork has been derived from interest in ritual objects, shrines and talismans—the intersection of the sacred and the secular. Personal iconography often includes parts of the body and flora presented in a contemplative manner. My newest work has been focused on insect-inspired forms, which become metaphors for the present human condition and also serve as an ethical inquiry into the scientific ability to genetically modify our food, alter our bodies and prolong life. Fragmented, altered with mechanical elements or re-contextualized, these life forms are formally preserved to reference our fascination with mortality and desire. The intended effect is for the pieces to be specimens—beautiful, yet at times, disturbing.