Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly, and when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally plant you.
-David Foster Wallace

This sculpture, placed in an outdoor garden, is a meditation on youth and the passage of time. It celebrates budding sexuality, the seeds of our future selves, and our connection to the earth.

How many of us have traveled through this season unaware of the gift of the bloom?

(Spring. 2010)

These past few years have been marked by a growing interest in creating small outdoor shrines and gardens; meditations on loved ones and prayers for a greater planetary trend in earth based consciousness.

(Detail, Spring. 2010)

Spring, and everything outside is growing
....I am filled with you. 
Skin, blood, bone, brain, and soul….
- Rumi 

(Detail, Spring. 2010)

MEDITATIONS: Forgiveness

Creating a work of art is not a harmless thing. .. Art is extraordinarily powerful and important. It challenges peoples lives. So there are two choices: either you create black magic to turn people’s heads, or you create some kind of basic sanity. Those are the two possibilities, so you should be very, very careful.

- Chogyam Trungpa

Prayer flags are traditionally used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space.

(Installation: The Wedding Dress, accompanied by 44 flags. 2008)

Monday, November 1, 2010


"... in the actual day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And an outstanding reason for choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship- be it J.C. or Allah, be it Yahweh or the Wiccan mother-goddess or the Four Noble Truths or some infrangible set of ethical principles- is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive."
– David Foster Wallace

Photo: On Top of the World (digital composite)

MEDITATIONS: Sanctuaries in Time

In a world saturated with negative imagery, fear, and uncertainty, I aim to create transcendent imagery, providing an opportunity to contemplate a physical moment/space in time with time eternal.

(Namesake, 2010)                                                                             (Peruvian Origins and Inca Kola, 2010) 

Creative work is a prayer, a meditation on the eternal where the creative act serves as both filter and change agent.  Connected to something larger than ourselves, mysterious and eternal, the ordinary becomes sacred and, in A.J. Heschel’s words,  “beyond the confines of measured time”. 

 In Peruvian Origins and Inca Kola, the modern world and ancient sit side by side. In Namesake, time and memory are suggested to be set both inside time and beyond it.