Sculptures & Installations
For as long as I can remember, I have collected and been fascinated by seeds, pods, nests and other natural vessels. My current sculpture references the forms I so love, and what they represent to me—-containers that hold nature’s treasures inside. They also explore the fluctuating relationship between native and invasive species in the landscape (be they human, animals, plants, or other) calling attention to the disruptions, tensions, and homogeny in nature. I love making sculpture and site-specific installations with poetic gestures that challenge and engage the public in new, unexpected ways. Venues for my installations are varied and include public parks, botanical gardens, frozen lakes, bike paths, farmer’s fields, forests, city streets, and the grounds of museums, among others.
Over the past fifteen years my site-specific sculpture has been created largely with natural materials harvested from the land, or with colors and materials influenced by the land—always referencing the cultural geography of the places I temporarily inhabit. My work simultaneously explores local cultural, historical and ecological issues, often making use of ecological restoration practices as part of the work. I am currently exploring the fluctuating relationship between native and invasive species in the landscape (be they human, animals, plants or other), calling attention to the disruptions, tensions and homogeneity in nature in harmonious, elegant and beautiful ways.