OLDIES & GOODIES
I was extremely fortunate to have access to a foundry in grad school.  Molding and casting my mother's hand a few years before she passed gave me lasting memories.  Due to Alzheimers, she didn't understand what I was doing in the mold process, but she knew she was helping me and that was enough.  I can look back at these pieces and see the arthritis and the years and remember her.

Tenuous Legacy,13x19x8,alum concrete and fiber,2015
Tenuous Legacy,13x19x8,alum concrete and fiber,2015

13"x19"x8",aluminum casting, hypertufa concrete and fiber,2015. My mother's hand, my hand and my niece's hand. Our place in life is unchangeable. Our connections to each other are by choice and fragile.

Tenuous Legacy
Tenuous Legacy

Reverse view

Tenuous Legacy
Tenuous Legacy

Detail

The Book of Life is Inscribed with Incoherent Riddles-detail,9x7x6,2015
The Book of Life is Inscribed with Incoherent Riddles-detail,9x7x6,2015

7"x6"x9", cast aluminum and porcupine quill, 2015. My mother's arthritic hand. She was a lover of all things written and was 82 when the mold was taken.

The Book of Life is Inscribed with Incoherent Riddles,9x7x6,2015
The Book of Life is Inscribed with Incoherent Riddles,9x7x6,2015

Reverse view

The Book of Life is Inscribed with Incoherent Riddles-detail,9x7x6,2015 (2)
The Book of Life is Inscribed with Incoherent Riddles-detail,9x7x6,2015 (2)

Detail

Fuck It! I'm Putting Myself Back Together and Going On,10x4x4,alum and steel,2012
Fuck It! I'm Putting Myself Back Together and Going On,10x4x4,alum and steel,2012

5"x5"x10", cast aluminum, 2012. I was just playing around with a casting of my own hand. When this configuration happened I couldn't stop laughing. It is still one of my favorite pieces for both its humor and its raw emotion of where my life was at the time.

Fuck It! I'm Putting Myself Back Together and Going On - detail
Fuck It! I'm Putting Myself Back Together and Going On - detail

Detail

Fuck It! I'm Putting Myself Back Together and Going On,10x4x4,alum and steel,2012 (2)
Fuck It! I'm Putting Myself Back Together and Going On,10x4x4,alum and steel,2012 (2)

Detail