Artwork > Ecosystems/Installations

I bring my own kind of wildness to manmade places. I like to push up against the constraint of an empty space. It’s a primal blackboard where I can make my mark.

Choosing from my collection of urban and natural detritus and refashioning and recycling materials from past installations, I might pick long strands of dried sugarcane, rusted wire mesh, plastic abraded by pavement. As I move pieces around, binding and twisting disparate parts, and fusing or juxtaposing color, texture and form, fragments of feelings and visual memories arise.

Each world I construct is an investigation. Parts coalesce; rhythms develop and build energy. Some elements dwell in stillness, others become overgrown and chaotic. New forms of nature emerge -- quirky, unpredictable and in the midst of transformation.



Gowanatopia
Scavenged metal and plastic; broccoli stubble, grapevine, sugar cane and other natural debris
10' x 7'5" x 7'8"
2009
Gowanatopia
Scavenged metal and plastic; broccoli stubble, grapevine, sugar cane and other natural debris
10' x 7'5" x 7'8"
2009
Gowanatopia
Scavenged metal and plastic; broccoli stubble, grapevine, sugar cane and other natural debris
10' x 7'5" x 7'8"
2009
Gowanatopia, detail
Scavenged metal and plastic; broccoli stubble, grapevine, sugar cane and other natural debris
10' x 7'5" x 7'8"
2009
Gowanatopia
Scavenged metal and plastic; broccoli stubble, grapevine, sugar cane and other natural debris
10' x 7'5" x 7'8"
2009
Gowanatopia
Scavenged metal and plastic; broccoli stubble, grapevine, sugar cane and other natural debris
10' x 7'5" x 7'8"
2009
Off Spring; installation detail
scavenged materials and artists made paper
size variable
2005
Off Spring
scavenged materials and artists made paper
sizes variable
2005
Off Spring; installation detail
scavenged materials and artists made paper
sizes variable
2005
Off Spring; installation detail
scavenged materials and artists made paper
sizes variable
2005
Upsurgea
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2007
Upsurgea; installation detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2007
Upsurgea; installation detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2007
Upsurgea; installation detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2007
Flourish
grapevine, sugar cane, artist made paper
2005
Flourish
grapevine, sugar cane, artist made paper
2005
Flourish
grapevine, sugar cane, artist made paper
2005
Flourish
grapevine, sugar cane, artist made paper
2005
Ground Springs III
scavenged materials, artist made paper
84" x 108" x 76"
2004
Ground Springs III
scavenged materials, artist made paper
84" x 108" x 76"
2004
Ground Springs III (detail)
scavenged materials, artist made paper
2004
Ground Springs III (detail)
scavenged materials, artist made paper
2004
Lift Off!; installation detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
size variable
2004
Lift Off!
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2004
Lift Off!; installation detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
size variable
2004
Lift Off!, installation detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
size variable
2004
Ground Springs
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2002
Ground Springs
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2002
Ground Springs, detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2002
Ground Springs, detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2002
Ground Springs, detail
artist made paper and scavenged materials
2002