Personal archeology   2005  Ceramic with rusted toys  25 x 9 x 11   Exploring who are and why we are here and where we are going is rooted in understanding what we were and how it makes us into the people we become.

Personal archeology

2005

Ceramic with rusted toys

25 x 9 x 11

Exploring who are and why we are here and where we are going is rooted in understanding what we were and how it makes us into the people we become.

  Precariously perched upon the thoughts of a distant past   2006  Ceramic, branches and wire  86 x 48 x 34   Hope comes with wings made not for actual fight, but rather a lifting of the spirit to land at a safe distance.

Precariously perched upon the thoughts of a distant past

2006

Ceramic, branches and wire

86 x 48 x 34

Hope comes with wings made not for actual fight, but rather a lifting of the spirit to land at a safe distance.

  Bearing the accumulated weight of memory   2005  Ceramic with rusted toy  76 x 17 x 21   Digging in the backyard dirt of the past. Weighed down with mixed memories and buried truths.

Bearing the accumulated weight of memory

2005

Ceramic with rusted toy

76 x 17 x 21

Digging in the backyard dirt of the past. Weighed down with mixed memories and buried truths.

  Unconscious forgetfulness   2006-2007  Ceramic, wire, branches with rusted objects  50 x 17 x 24   The figure is weighed down and entangled in detritus of the past that is evidence of suffering that leads to renewal.

Unconscious forgetfulness

2006-2007

Ceramic, wire, branches with rusted objects

50 x 17 x 24

The figure is weighed down and entangled in detritus of the past that is evidence of suffering that leads to renewal.

  Excavating the present   2005  Ceramic with rusted toy  23 x 12 x 18   A toy machine penetrates the spine of the figure, creating a life of pain and limitations.     (my neck vertebrae C-7 was fractured in 1979)

Excavating the present

2005

Ceramic with rusted toy

23 x 12 x 18

A toy machine penetrates the spine of the figure, creating a life of pain and limitations. 

(my neck vertebrae C-7 was fractured in 1979)

  Loquat dreams of dark metallic seeds   2006-2007  Ceramic with loquat branches  73 x 46 x 25   A few shorts weeks each April, the loquat trees were a special place for a child to hide in and enjoy the sweet, sticky fruit with large dark seeds.

Loquat dreams of dark metallic seeds

2006-2007

Ceramic with loquat branches

73 x 46 x 25

A few shorts weeks each April, the loquat trees were a special place for a child to hide in and enjoy the sweet, sticky fruit with large dark seeds.

  The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay   2003-2007  Ceramic on rusted steel  (dimensions vary)   When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay

2003-2007

Ceramic on rusted steel

(dimensions vary)

When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

  The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay   2003-2007  Ceramic on rusted steel  (dimensions vary)   When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay

2003-2007

Ceramic on rusted steel

(dimensions vary)

When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

  The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay   2003-2007  Ceramic on rusted steel  (dimensions vary)   When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay

2003-2007

Ceramic on rusted steel

(dimensions vary)

When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

  The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay   2003-2007  Ceramic on rusted steel  (dimensions vary)   When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

The recollection of fragmented remains, shielded by decay

2003-2007

Ceramic on rusted steel

(dimensions vary)

When we uncover who we are, it comes in bits and pieces of what we are made of, thus the fragments of skeletal remains hint at what the whole was and can be.

  Bonded with ancestral strength   2007  Ceramic, wire and found object  27 x 14 x 15   Connecting to the core of one’s past, linking to the ancient, archaic need for humanity’s redemption.

Bonded with ancestral strength

2007

Ceramic, wire and found object

27 x 14 x 15

Connecting to the core of one’s past, linking to the ancient, archaic need for humanity’s redemption.

  Gently and slowly rising   2001  Ceramic, steel & wire  60 x 53 x 8   The steel and barbed wire of our cages, when transformed into wings, becomes that which lifts us above the suffering and into a life of vital transcendence.

Gently and slowly rising

2001

Ceramic, steel & wire

60 x 53 x 8

The steel and barbed wire of our cages, when transformed into wings, becomes that which lifts us above the suffering and into a life of vital transcendence.

  Rooted in an ever ascending spiral   2003  Ceramic and wood  69 x 16 x 26   Locked into the strengths of the earth and family, we ascend into an ever increasing view of the grandeur of the fullness of living.

Rooted in an ever ascending spiral

2003

Ceramic and wood

69 x 16 x 26

Locked into the strengths of the earth and family, we ascend into an ever increasing view of the grandeur of the fullness of living.

  Dropped like a stone on my still living breast   1999  Ceramic and wire  53 x 13 x 16  “The heaviness of a life lived in the limitations of these bodies can feel like a stone bearing us down under the load.”

Dropped like a stone on my still living breast

1999

Ceramic and wire

53 x 13 x 16

“The heaviness of a life lived in the limitations of these bodies can feel like a stone bearing us down under the load.”

  Darkness follows twilight   2001  Ceramic  22 x 12 x 3   The inevitable flow of natural patterns speaking of life essence.

Darkness follows twilight

2001

Ceramic

22 x 12 x 3

The inevitable flow of natural patterns speaking of life essence.

Experience, memory, reflection

Mt. San Antonio College Gallery, 2007