Youre Going to Reap Just What You Sow This sculpture was created for a group show entitled Ecovisions. The theme of the show was mans impact, good or bad, on the surrounding environment. I used pear tree branches and cut them in to different lengths to create a sphere when suspended from the ceiling, imitating the shape of the Earth. However, as you walk around the work it changes from a sphere in to a more man-made shape, a Rhombus/Diamond. Using the pear tree branches as a natural resource I burnt each branch and scattered the ashes below to create a hollow circular shaped void; a possible outcome for the Earth if we continue to squander our resources. The title, taken from a line in the Lou Reed song Perfect Day seemed an appropriate choice.
Traveling West This landscape series was inspired by the similarity between the surface texture of tree bark and the view of the western U.S landscape from an airplane window.