Saturday, January 2, 2010

"When You Live in a Shell"

This copper wire lady is wrapped in a spiral of clam shell pieces weathered by the ocean.   

1,555     6" x 20" x 12"     June 2009

"celebrate all the seasons of your life"

Commissioned by Soroptimists International of Kodiak for the exam room in the Community Health Center.  It features a mobile representing the four seasons:  pussy willow, green leaves of summer, autumn leaves and a snowflake.

NFS     34" x 32" x 2"     December 2009  

"for you"

Three rocks from the beach, one spilt; when wired together with salvaged copper wire and glass beads becomes an elegant lady.

$150     41/2" x 4" x 4"     November 2007

"Two Won"

"Two Won"

This piece started with wiring a broken rock together.  Two figures then arose, each with half a heart inside the copper wire torso.  They hold a complete heart, made from two halves, in outstretched arms.   

12" x 10" x 6"     March 2008     $2121

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wild Wire Women

"still waiting (waiting...still)"  2009

Current selection for the juried exhibition Earth, Fire, Fibre at the Anchorage (Alaska) Musuem.

This sculptural piece is created from pieces of brick found on beaches of Kodiak, Alaska.  The base, a large piece of beach-worn drainage pipe, contains the words "still" and "waiting" written in copper wire.  The words can be read as "still waiting" and waiting, still".   It seems the only way a lady made out of stone could be waiting is very, very still.