BUILDING BLOCKS    2014 H200, W300, D10 cm Carved wood, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo, Japan

BUILDING BLOCKS  2014
H200, W300, D10 cm
Carved wood, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo, Japan

 
   BUILDING BLOCKS    2014 H200, W300, D10 cm Carved wood, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo, Japan

BUILDING BLOCKS  2014
H200, W300, D10 cm
Carved wood, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo, Japan

 
 
 
   CONSTELLATION - SACHI    2013 H46, W33, D3 cm Wood panel, brads, single sewing thread Private commission

CONSTELLATION - SACHI  2013
H46, W33, D3 cm
Wood panel, brads, single sewing thread
Private commission

 
 
 
   ORIGAMI    2011 H366, W366, D1 cm Creased Japanese paper, single light source, shadow Commissioned by American Express, New York City, USA

ORIGAMI  2011
H366, W366, D1 cm
Creased Japanese paper, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by American Express, New York City, USA

 
   ORIGAMI (detail)    2011 H366, W366, D1 cm Creased Japanese paper, single light source, shadow Commissioned by American Express, New York City, USA

ORIGAMI (detail)  2011
H366, W366, D1 cm
Creased Japanese paper, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by American Express, New York City, USA

 
 
 
   GLOW    2009 H90, W90, D15 cm (Mother) H45, W45, D11 cm (Child) Sculpted wood, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Perfe Takiyama Maternity Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

GLOW  2009
H90, W90, D15 cm (Mother) H45, W45, D11 cm (Child)
Sculpted wood, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Perfe Takiyama Maternity Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

 
 
 

Fragments consists of  resin tiles which cast the shadow profiles of 40 New Mexican residents of different backgrounds and ethnicities, people I met while traveling throughout New Mexico in 2008. It is both testament and celebration of the people whose names may never make it into the history books or history museums, but who definitely make up the rich fabric of life in a pueblo, city, county, and state.

 
   FRAGMENTS    2009 H270, W400, D2 cm Cast resin, single light source, shadow Commissioned by New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, USA

FRAGMENTS  2009
H270, W400, D2 cm
Cast resin, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, USA

 

FRAGMENTS (detail)  2009
H270, W400, D2 cm
Cast resin, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, USA

 
 
 

For this commission entitled Pathway, I was asked to create a work that would capture the spirit of the late progressive City Councilman Michael Hildt. This piece celebrates those who live a robust life, who open up doors for themselves and for others with vision and fortitude, as Michael Hildt did in his life of public service. 

 
   PATHWAY    2008 H183, W150, D10 cm Aluminum with cut-outs, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Seattle City Light, Washington, USA

PATHWAY  2008
H183, W150, D10 cm
Aluminum with cut-outs, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Seattle City Light, Washington, USA

 
   PATHWAY    2008 H183, W150, D10 cm Aluminum with cut-outs, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Seattle City Light, Washington, USA

PATHWAY  2008
H183, W150, D10 cm
Aluminum with cut-outs, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Seattle City Light, Washington, USA

 
 
 
   CLOUDS    2005 H200, W120, D10 cm Cut aluminum plate, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Stellar Place Sapporo JR Tower, Hokkaido, Japan.

CLOUDS  2005
H200, W120, D10 cm
Cut aluminum plate, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Stellar Place Sapporo JR Tower, Hokkaido, Japan.

 
 
 
   QUESTION MARK    2003 H200, W150, D20 cm Stainless steel, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka, Japan

QUESTION MARK  2003
H200, W150, D20 cm
Stainless steel, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka, Japan

 
 
 

CITY VIEW  2003
H250, W500, D5 cm
Aluminum numbers, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka, Japan.

 

CITY VIEW  2003
H250, W500, D5 cm
Aluminum numbers, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka, Japan.

 
 
 
   GLIDER    2002 H160, W160, D20 cm Cut aluminum plate, single light source, shadow Commissioned by Takikawa Hall, Hokkaido, Japan

GLIDER  2002
H160, W160, D20 cm
Cut aluminum plate, single light source, shadow
Commissioned by Takikawa Hall, Hokkaido, Japan

 
 
 

Beckett In His Own Words was commissioned in 2000 by a theater based in Glasgow, Scotland to celebrate the works of acclaimed playwright Samuel Beckett. To create Beckett’s portrait, I took pages from Beckett’s handwritten notebooks and had embossed plates fabricated. I then used the technique of “frottage” - placing a fine paper over the plates and rubbing a graphite stick to have his words create his likeness.

   BECKETT IN HIS OWN WORDS    2000 H45, W35 cm Japanese paper, graphite Commissioned by Cryptic, Glasgow, UK

BECKETT IN HIS OWN WORDS  2000
H45, W35 cm
Japanese paper, graphite
Commissioned by Cryptic, Glasgow, UK