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Root Doll No. 3, 1999 Wood, Bone & Mixed 12" x 6" x 6" Private Collection The Root Doll series was inspired by New Orleans hoodoo dolls....

Root doll, 1997 Wood, Twine, Steel & Mixed 12" x 10" x 3" Private Collection The Root Doll series was inspired by New Orleans hoodoo dolls. This was the first one, which I put together in a friend's back yard, while traveling....

  Snakedance on Two feet, 1997 Wood, Bone, Steel 36" x 21.75" x 11.75" Private Collection I found this root somewhere on the California coast while on a long road trip. The iron bands were salvaged from the strapping on a steamer trunk. The tail is steel rod....

Iron Fetish No. 4, 1997 Steel, Bone, Wood & Mixed 7" x 3.25" x 3" Private Collection The body of the figure is an old glass cutter, rusted almost beyond recognition. The notches used for snapping glass give the figure a nice profile....

Grave guardian, 1997 Wood, Bone, Steel & Mixed 8" x 5" x 4.5" Private Collection A carved figure in cedar wearing a steel mask with horns guards an open crypt....

Born Under the Thirteenth Sign, 1999 Wood, Steel, Paint 56.5" x 46" x 2" 1999 Available A pregnant beast squats to give birth. Acrylic paint and oil stick on reclaimed steel. The steel panel on which this piece is painted was signage salvaged from Maxwell Street in Chicago, where...

Calavera, 1999 Wood, Steel, Paint 56.5" x 46" x 2" Available Acrylic paint and oil stick on reclaimed steel. The steel panel on which this piece is painted was signage salvaged from Maxwell Street in Chicago, where B. B. King played the first electric blues....

Reliquary, 1999 Wood, Wax, Bone & Mixed 19.5" x 36" x 3.5" Private Collection reliquary was a study for a series in which I intended to cast various objects into large slabs of wax to be suspended from chains as space dividers, or screens. The charred board that makes...

Two Eyed Jack of Bones, 1997 Wood, Steel, Bone & Mixed 17" x 10.5" x 1.75" Available The jawbones reference Samson, hunting and strength. Rulers, of course, measure. The spears are juxtaposed against the sharp steel painted with danger stripes. The figures in the collage appear in color and...

Crossed, 1999 Wood, Photograph, Paper & Mixed 21" x 18.25" x 3.5" Available Crossed draws from various Hoodoo folk magics. The pods at the top are locust beans, alluding to biblical plagues. The poster that forms the top element of the collage was used as found. the hanging phrase...

Papa Ghede Bell garçon, 2000 Wood, Steel, Paint & Mixed 18" x 32" x 2.25" Available The song that gives this piece it's name translates: Papa Ghede, he's a pretty good guy Papa Ghede, he's a pretty good guy He's dressed all in black Because he's going to the palace The song tells the...

Jubilee Crucifix, 1998 Wood, Steel & Mixed 27.25" x 26" x 4.5" Available The wooden panel is a section of a door, burned and touch with gold spray paint. The body of the crucifix is carved and blackened wood. Found scrap steel completes the torso. The wings are from...