Trending into Maine you will find lots of hiking paths with water byways. Such are the trails through the Town of Weld, home of Mt. Blue State Park, which was the inspirations for this clay sculpture.
“Weld” is a 37.5” by 17.5” clay sculpture.
Weld detail view
“Maize” is a 14” x 18” clay sculpture
“Atlas” is a 23” x 24” paper pulp sculpture inspired by aerial images that can be found on websites such as Planet Labs. I wanted the viewer to feel like an observer hovering high above Earth.
In making Atlas, I created and dyed paper pulp and later formed it into my interpretation of an Earth satellite image.
"Damariscotta" is a clay sculpture that was inspired by the oyster middens found along the banks of the tidal estuary that is the Damariscotta River and left there by Native Americans. I was inspired by the beauty of the delicate, flaking layers of shells that have survived for thousands of years.
In making Damariscotta, I hand-formed pieces of clay and placed them in thin layers to replicate my vision of the bleached oyster marvel.
“It’s Complicated’ is a 17.5 x 17.5” paper pulp sculpture.
Hand Cut Paper Collage, 50" x 62"
Bloom started as a smaller piece, but that just wouldn’t balance with my vision. To capture but a figment of the boundless sublimity of the field of wild flowers I imagined – Bloom had to be vast. I like to get up close and let it fill my peripheral, I enjoy the complexity of the shadows deep within it.
Bloom detail view
Hand cut Kozo paper and ink. 29.x x 21.5.
“Spring” is a 9 x 9” hand cut paper flower collage.
“Spring” detail view
Peaks and Valleys
“Peaks and Valleys” is a graphite on tyvek sculpture. As an avid hiker, it was designed to replicate my mind’s eye from a mountain top.