Portfolio

Medicine Tree, 1999 Wood, Glass, Cloth, clay & Mixed 12.5" x 17" x 14" Private Collection Essentially an abstract, Medicine Tree pays visual and metaphoric homage to Kongo and Hoodoo traditions. The medicine jars are covered in cloth bags treated with red clay. The eye on the larger bottle...

All Guitars Go To Heaven, 1997 Wood, Steel & Mixed 64" x 34" x 6" Private Collection This piece began as as part of an assemblage/mixed media mural project, approximately 50' x 20' that I worked on with Juan Angel Chavez & Chris Silva. It was never finished and...

Snakes Came In & Out, 1997 Wood, Steel & Mixed 11.5" x 8.25" x 1.25" Private Collection This piece began as an accident— I was buying the postcard and the plastic snake and liked the way they juxtaposed in my hand. I built the rest of the work around...

Figure with Flames & Moon, 1996 Wood, Glass, Paper, Acrylic 6.25" x 8.25" x. 5" Private Collection The figure and moon are carved out of the painted glass in reverse. The flames and the scythe-like shape in the left corner are paper on the front of the glass. Mounted...

Torso Fetish, 1996 Wood, Steel, Bone, horse hair & Mixed 10.5" x 4.25" x 1.5" Private Collection...

Detroit Icon, 1998 Wood, Photos, Glass, steel mesh & Mixed 7.5" x 6.5" x 1" Private Collection Both the photo of Jesus and the one of a damaged brake drum were found in the garbage at a Kinkos in Ann Arbor, MI. Combined under glass and steel mesh, they...

Marriage Arch, 1997 Wood, Paper & Mixed 8" x 7" x 1.5" Private Collection...

Marriage Door, 1997 Wood, Paper & Mixed 8" x 7" x 1.5" Private Collection...

Death & Transfiguration, 1996 Wood, Steel, Glass & Mixed 29" x 16" x 1.5" Private Collection Acrylic and spray paint on steel, inset into an aged and burned wooden panel from a door. The frame of broken glass is a visual reference to the nails of nkisi sculptures. The...

Sextablos, 1999 Acrylic paint and Xerox transfer onto steel 8" x 10" x .01" Private Collection These four Xerox transfers were created for the exhibit Sextablos, curated by Michael Hernandez de Luna. "The exhibition featured the work of 60 contributing artists who were asked to adapt the Mexican retablo (small...

    Mojo Set, 1998 Wood, Steel, Bone, Velvet & Mixed 3" x 9" x 5" Private Collection The six small figures in this set bear a slight resemblance to the work of the anonymous artist known as the Philadelphia Wireman. Each small talisman is made from small bits of found...

Small Hand, 1995 Wood, Steel, Bone & Mixed 7" x 4.5" x 1" Private Collection A charred antique box for microscope slides holds the bones of an animal paw nailed to an image cut from an old book. A cloud of rusty steel....