Piaculum

a victim, sacrifice, atonement

I've been searching for a metaphor that can sum up the entirety of my interests, a space that lies between the very vast and the very small. It is a system writ large into the structure of things, compounding every nuanced surface, every thought and idea.  A simple piece of humanity laying somewhere between stars and bones, summoning the great and small triumphs of our innumerable endeavors.  I look for the patterns, I look for the symmetry, and I find in them no reason for "why" plants grow, bodies die, or birds sing but there should be a "how" they happen to be this way, how their shapes have fit themselves into our ever expanding systems of complexity and knowledge.  The work I create attempts to straddle these concepts surrounding chaos, pattern, and emergence. These are the pillars I search for, the hands that hold my metaphors.


Modus Vivendi 

48"x114"x15"

wood, feather, brass, fabric   

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Illuminated Dissolution

19"x 21"x 6"

Chicken pelt, brass, wood, canvas, acrylic 


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951 Gaspra 

31" x 31"

Oil on canvas, brass


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 Body Distilled

48"x48"x6"

Wood, brass, feathers, book, acrylic, wire, fabric



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Totem 

14' x 32' x 8'

Brass, wire, wood, canvas




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 "Too our scattered bodies go"

24"x 72"x 10"

Paper, wood, motor


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Thistle  

12" x 20" x 9"

Brass, wood, acrylic 



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