Throughout history, totems have been used as important religious and secular symbols in many cultures around the world. Their sculptural power lies in their primitive and elemental nature.
Various different molds were filled with concrete. The molds were then removed and the individual pieces of concrete were stacked on top of one another.
Stones and bricks salvaged from old streets were arranged so as to reflect an image of the cosmos.
Although the zen circle came last, being set in the middle of a residential block like it is, it has the interesting effect of making the houses seem like they are swirling around it. It's as if the circle has a gravitational force pulling all of its surrounding into orbit around it.
A tree was painted pink on an ordinary street boulevard so as to evoke a moment of the unexpected, and something sublime.
Participating in Franconia Sculpture Parks' Iron Pour Events is always great fun. This is only one of several iron sculptures created over the years. It was created by drilling into a sand mold with various different sized drill bits. The red-hot liquid iron was then poured into the mold later.
The Man sculpture was produced by taking a single piece of weathered wood, cutting it into pieces, and then painting the parts that used to be on the inside of wood a little chartreuse. Rearranging the pieces, and loose-stacking them in a vertical manner continues the earlier explorations with totems. The process of fashioning a new, abstract, man-like form out a single piece of wood seemed reminiscent of God fashioning Adam out of the mud.
The roots of an old, dead, evergreen bush were dug up out of the ground and the stump was given new life.