One-of-a-kind sculptural art in fiber, ceramic and mixed media
A Drove of Hares
When we replaced our front lawn with low water pollinators, we were visited by a pair of huge jack rabbits who feasted on our new plants. Deciding we needed a "scarecrow" hare, I created On Guard, shown here. He was soon followed by his posse.
Combining traditional materials (pine needles and ceramic) and traditional methods (coiling and slab), I push the final product into a non-traditional sculptural vessel, while honoring the original rhythms of the materials. The finished vessels make statements about a moment in time, a sense of place, a cycle started, a cycle complete.
I started working with pine needles in 1996, a direct result of living under some messy long needled pine trees. Pine needle baskets are an elegant recycled art form: the needles are only used when they are down and dry.
I enjoy combining them with other natural objects to create a piece with refined elegance.