The art for They Remain
is inspired by the shapes, haunting skeletons and forest architecture left from fires and harsh weather conditions in woodlands. Forests make something out of what’s left—ruined and ravaged. The burnt and damaged forests give way to life that manifests all stages of development—slowly replenishing the the surroundings. Forest environs shed themselves with the seasons passing on and falling back into the land—creating seeds of life—life and hope.
Since the beginning of the 2016 my studio has been filled with all stages putting together this body of work. Twenty steel based sculptures in honor of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots—“an elite crew of U.S. wildfire firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona”. On June 30, 2013—19 of 20 members of the Hotshots group lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire—Yarnell, Arizona. This was just after the hotshots had assisted in containing the Doce Fire in the Granite Mountain Wilderness Area. Each artwork presented here is listed in my Gallery section
with several views.
The men of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were involved again and again to save forests and their surroundings from destruction. They served and protected many in their short time on earth (their average age was 27). My art for this series honors the fallen 19 and the sole survivor.
Center of Everything
33” height x 36“ length x 36” width
14 gauge steel. Digital image transfers are mixed on the surface of the steel, heat patinas, rust from a patina and mig drawing complete the textures on the steel surface plus crochet wire, digital image transfers, digital prints on beverage cans
When You Grow Up View 2
34” height x 25” length x 16” width
Materials: digital image transfers, Gilders paste, assorted wire, beads, bicycle chain pieces,
digital image printed on metal mesh, copper, wire crochet, assorted gage wires.
Lost in the Middle
32" height x 35" width x 37" length
Materials:14 gauge steel, heat patinas, digital image transfers,wire crochet,
hardware cloth, assorted wire, digital prints on copper and aluminum, beads.
Up You Go-They Remain Series
33" height x 25" length x 23" width
Materials: heat and pickle juice patinas,digital prints on metal mesh, beverage cans and brass,
assorted gauge wires, beads, digital image transfers
Embraced by the Light view 4
32" height x 27" length x 23" width
Materials:14 and 15 gauge steel, heat patinas, pickle juice stain, assorted gauge and color wire, bicycle chain parts,
copper, digital image transfers, digital prints on beverage cans, copper mesh.
22" height x 36" length x 24" width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, heated, formed, mig welded, assorted gauge wire,
Gilders Paste, digital print on metal mesh, digital image transfers, bicycle chain
Small but Mighty view 1
16" height x 27" length x 20" width
Materials- Assorted gauge and color wire, digital print on metal mesh-paper and tyvek,
pennies, bottle caps, beads, gilders paste
Banded Together- 20 circles intertwined representing the 20 courageous men of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
36" height x 48" length x 31" width
Materials:14 gauge steel, assorted gauge wire, beverage can pop tops,
bottle caps, rivets, bicycle chain parts
Leaves Float view 1
28" height x 31" length x 21" width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, assorted wire, digital prints on folded copper.
Standing Strong Front view
28" height x 29" length x 22" width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, pickle juice patina, digital prints on beverage cans, assorted wire and beads, crochet newspaper.
All Wrapped Up full view
19” height x 33” length x 25” width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, assorted wire and bead.
Entangled view 2
27” height x 37” length x 23” width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, digital prints on metal cut and strung on wire for crochet.
There are seven more pieces to be added to this series. As I finish work they will be added to this page and to the Gallery section of the site.
Taking Form View 1
23 length x 27 width x 28 height
Materials: beads assorted wire, digital image transfers, torched copper, digital prints on paper
Sculpted from 14 gauge steel I cut, shape and weld for the configuration that flows from the steel.....
On my Way View 1
On my Way
26" height x 32" wide x 22" deep
Assorted gauge wire, coppe, 14 gauge steel, paper clips,
guilders paste, digital print on aluminum,
26” height x 26” length x 17” wide
Materials: 14 gauge steel, assorted gauge wire, wire crochet, assorted beads, springs, digital print on brass, digital print on melted tyvec, guilders paste.
Emerging View 1
30” height x 29” length x 22” wide
Materials: Digital prints on beverage cans and metal mesh, assorted gauge wire, digital image transfers, crochet wire.
Resilient View 1
30" height x 22" length x 18" width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, digital prints on metal mesh and copper, digital image transfer, bicycle chain pieces, assorted gauge wire, beads
22” height x 30” length x 22” width
Materials: 14 gauge steel, digital image transfers, beads, assorted gauge wires, copper.
22" height x 33" length x 25" width
14 gauge steel, copper, assorted gauge wire, digital prints on aluminum, tyvek, metal mesh and beverage can pieces, digital image transfer on burlap.
Snapping Back 20
34" height x 32" length x 23" wide
Materials: 14 gauge steel, copper, assorted beads, assorted gauge wire, digital prints on aluminum