Winter’s Jewels, 2019, 114″ x 66″, Polysytrene, Epoxy, Fiberglass, Acrylic, Paint
Winter’s Jewels continues to distill my inquiries into the natural world, my studies of crystals, and the habits of light. It is a large public sculpture installed in and funded by the Jackson Hole Public Art’s ArtSpot (a steel structure and public art idea began by artist Bland Hoke). It is inspired by Wyoming’s wintertime jewels of snow and ice and includes the muted colors seen in the shadows on snowfields, the rainbow sparkles on sunny snow, and the varying aquas and blues of ice; I carved chunky shapes resembling packed snow and inscribed the architectural matrices of hoarfrost.
Quartz, Mica, Feldspar, 2015, 96″ x 60″ x 60″, Polystyrene, Fiberglass, Epoxy, Enamel, Steel
Quartz, Mica, Feldspar is a sculpture made as part of Pinedale Fine Arts Council’s downtown public arts program in Pinedale, Wyoming. Pinedale is a small town surrounded by high granite peaks. When I began this sculpture I was immersed in studying gemology and I began considering our surrounding rocks and minerals to be our local gemstones. I decided to reduce the granite to its three main minerals and carve and arrange the shapes in the manner of rock piles that make up the mammoth mountain peaks. Quartz, Mica, Feldspar is carved of polystyrene, hardcoated with epoxy/fiberglass, and finally painted with pearlescent autobody enamel.