2011, welded mild steel, 76 x 98 x 74 inches
Commissioned by Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California
2007, bronze 116 x 48 x 46 inches Photo:Bill Timmerman
Award Commission, Cesar Chavez Library, Phoenix
A spark is ignited when two giant mesquite seeds are placed nose to nose. These two shapes, suggesting the
infinity sign, invite the viewer to explore how infinite possibilities spring from simple origins. From cardboard
strips stapled together the sculpture is transformed into bronze inspiring library patrons to
expand the way they see and not to judge a book by its cover.
Commissioning Agency: Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
2010, cardboard, staples, shellac, steel base, 110 x 42 x 42 inches
Permanent Public Art Collection, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette, California
The title references Glenn Miller’s joyful jazz song while the sculpture represents the virtures of
resourcefulness. All of us can relate to the real life experiences of balancing acts or
how high you can build something before it collapses.
Commissioning Agency: City of Lafayette
2003, steel, fiberglass 12 x 8.5 x 8.5 feet
Photo: Lee Fatherree
Health Services Building in the State of California Capitol Area East End Complex, Sacramento
A steel woven basket inspired by the Maidu tribe of the Sacramento Valley holds large abstract forms
and balances on a spun steel sphere. The sculpture alludes to abundance—or the precariousness of it—
and the balancing acts that define our lives. This sculpture was featured in Americans for the Arts Public Art Network’s (PAN) 2004 Year in Review, a guide highlighting the country’s best public art projects.
Commissioning Agency: General Services Administration and State of California
Photo: Lee Fatherree
2006, bronze, 9 feet 6 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches and 8 feet 6 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches
Award Commission for Skyline Park in downtown Denver.
Transforming the humble material of recycled cardboard by casting it into
bronze enables me to explore the idea of creating something from nothing, turning straw into gold. In
these sculptures the shapes allude to the pinnacles and valleys of everyday life; the textured layers represent
the strata of the surrounding mountains. Female and male elements suggest a contemporary
re-examination of the complexity and beauty of modern relationships.
Commissioning Agency: Denver Arts and Culture Commission