Atmospheric Coast, and Coastal Spectra, 2021, Acrylic, Crystal, Abalone, String, Wood, Copper, (installed at Larry Spring Museum).
A continuation of my investigation into the physics of refraction, a stunningly beautiful and transitory phenomenon of light spectrum bending. Colored acrylic, crystals, and abalone shell engage with the sun to create slow moving paintings on the backdrops, bend sunlight, and represent the visible spectrum. These works also create a three dimensional watercolor painting with transparent overlapping layers.
Sky Remnants, 2019, sizes vary, Mixed Media, Acrylic
A small series of sculptures translating my observations of the winter sky alpenglow seen above the mountains at dusk. During the deep winter months of the high mountains, the sun’s last light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere and causes a spectrum display of pale beautiful colors. These works are best viewed in full sunlight as the colored acrylic slowly paints different effects onto the white surface of the shapes.
Park’N’Gaze, 2019, 120″ x 96″ x 96″, Acrylic, Rope, Wood, Steel, Hammock
Transparent and geometric color shapes are layered and can be enjoyed from the relaxation of a hammock. Long white ropes that sway in the breeze and become dyed by the color shadows connect the shapes. Abstract color paintings appear on the ground and move throughout the day with the sunshine. Park’N’Gaze was originally created for and funded by Jackson Hole Public Arts for the 2019 Jackson Hole PARKing Day, a worldwide art celebration that transforms urban parking spots into temporary art installations.
Winter’s Jewels, 2019, 114″ x 66″, Polysytrene, Epoxy, Fiberglass, Acrylic, Paint
A public sculpture funded in part by Jackson Hole Public Art (Jackson, Wyoming) and installed at ArtSpot (a changing public sculpture location).This work includes muted colors seen in snowfields, rainbow sparkles on sunny days, and varying color shades of ice. The chunky shapes resemble packed snow, and acrylic sheet engraved with architectural matrices of hoarfrost protrude from the top shape. The sculpture has a single center post that is set on bearings and spins in the wind. (Pictured here: the work installed in the ArtSpot location and on a temporary structure.)
Quartz, Mica, Feldspar, 2015, 96″ x 60″ x 60″, Polystyrene, Fiberglass, Epoxy, Autobody Enamel, Steel
A public sculpture funded by Pinedale Fine Arts Council in Pinedale, Wyoming, a small town surrounded by high granite peaks. When I began this sculpture I was immersed in studying gemology and was considering the surrounding rocks and minerals to be like gemstones. I reduced the granite to its three main minerals and colors. I carved and arranged the shapes in the manner of rock piles that make up the mammoth mountain peaks. In this work I also aim to illustrate the links of the microscopic to the massive that occurs across the natural world, for example small chips of mica can be the same shape as a mountain feature.