Walk a Mile in Their Shoes- 2023
This conceptual art installation examines earth’s non-human living beings to inform of the divine design providing the intelligence, the socialization and the networking within nature which contains answers for healing the earth.
Recent studies have shown that plant life, fungi, amoeba and bacteria have consciousness, awareness and even social lives; meaning that they live lives more similar to our own than we ever knew. With their physical limitations they make much less of a noticeable impact on our world than humans. They spend their lives consuming our unwanted CO2 and providing us with much needed O2, cleaning our oceans and air, providing us with food, fuel, shelter and medicine. It has been proven that we can’t survive without them. But what do we do for them?... create non-biodegradable waste, pollute, obliterate vast communities of them, alter their climate. Will they find a way to fight back and survive in spite of us or will they just fade away and take us with them?
Semper Augustus. The American Dream?
~42”W x 30”D x 78”H
From Somewhere in the Middle- 2022
You pass by on the street and maybe a presence doesn’t even register. No sirens wail, no fanfare trumpets, no exotic scene or halo of light, just an ordinary sight in an ordinary place. How could you know which person inspired hundreds, calmed thousands, healed the sick and brought people back from the dead; survived abuse, survived homicide, survived the death of a child? A life begins, happens and ends with the energy, force, expansivity and poignancy of “War and Peace” but from the exterior, we are lulled into only noticing the ordinary and mundane snapshot in time. Lives are filled with tragedies and triumphs, some big, some small; all are weaved together to create a fabric rich with depth, meaning and nuance.
On levels of the concrete and spiritual, through manipulation of the substrate and the applied materials, through stimulation of the five senses, with the visual art augmented through tastes, sounds, smells and tactile experience, the participant is annexed through mood weaved together as a means for expressing the sirens and fanfares of individual existences; the integration of impressionism with iconism and abstraction exposes the complex levels of our psyches to reveal the humanistic “War and Peace” from “Somewhere in the Middle’.
2023 Binge Watch: a show focused on coastal birds in the landscape
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