I am inspired by Life- The skyward dance of a growing seedling, stretching and reaching for the sun. Seeds begin so small and innocuous but have the potential to become a beautiful flower or a mighty oak. It is this fascinating idea that they all start from the same humble beginning as a seed that intrigues me. Similarly, we humans start from the tiny form of a fertilized egg, each with our own potential to become that flower or tree (or whatever we want to be).
This latest series of work morphs elements from the balance series (hopefully in a subtle way). The oculus is still present as well as the straight lines. However, in this inspired [by nature] reinvention, there is a fluidity, a movement that I was missing from my previous work. This movement to me is a representation, in an abstract way, of the growth of a seedling.
Powder coated steel
9 1/2 ft x 3ft x 3ft
"The arrangement of three circles" **kinetic (2017)
9ft x 5ft x 5ft
"Skyward" (yellow edition) (2016)
Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint
6 ft. 6in. x 30in. x 30in.
80in. x 80in. x 34in.
12 ft. 7in. x 4ft. x 4ft.