Protein Chains and chromosomes        1996 to 2003

 

Swift Stream   2003

about 7.5’ across

Mixed Media

#1    1996

23” x 12” x 5”

Mixed Media

Nomads All Figures         2002

Varying sizes   40” to 57” high 

Mixed Media

Confluence    2002

70” high

Mixed Media

Meander   2002

60” high

Mixed Media

Last Known Address        1999

58” high

Includes more than a dozen metal tags stamped with my first phone number

Broken Line            2002 47” high

Mixed Media

Dolly Series #4    1998

36” high

Mixed Media with Stamped Brass Tags

Frosted  Chromosome         2001

50” high

Mixed Media

    Initiated after the birth of ‘Dolly’ the cloned sheep in 1996, the forms and devices that found their way into these sculptures continued in my work through the following two decades.


   Chromosomes employ the helical form over many scales to produce proteins.  They function by their ability to make connection with various cells of the body.  The additional materials attached to the sculpture, such as knots of twine, keys and other fasteners, allude to these connectors and their ability to unlock the functions of our bodies.

Chromosome with Keys  1999

         52” high

Mixed Media

Chromosome with Rings     2001     

52” high

Mixed Media

    This series of works draw their inspiration from the organic form of protein chains and chromosomes.  Built on a steel armature, they are wrapped with layers of materials such as foam, cloth, knotted twine and plastic mesh and then painted with latex rubber and acrylic paint.

Dolly Dance    1996

20” high

Mixed Media

Chromosome with Fish Hooks     2002

33” high

Mixed Media