body of work created during residency at

beatrice wood center for the arts

This body of work contains human tools with a figurative element.   Historically, our ancestors used different tools for survival and these included tools to build, cook, defend, etc.  These tools are a part of who we are, whether we remember their use or not.  All these "tools" have helped our generations survive and thrive through today.   In this theme, I chose tools that have come from my different ancestry, which when combined are what makes up my genealogy. 

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Figurative Sculpture #1

 

Glazed ceramic

$650

This figurative sculpture references a German combination tool from the 1600s of dividers, grips, hammer, and chisel.


Figurative Sculpture #2

Glazed Ceramic with wood base

$650

This figurative sculpture references a French combination tool from the 18th century of a hammer and hatchet.


Figurative Sculpture #3

Glazed Ceramic

$650

This figurative sculpture references a German multi tool from 1580.  The tool could be used as a long hammer, nail plucker or miniature anvil


War Club

Glazed Ceramic

$350

Inspired by Blackfoot War club with a figurative handle and rattle


Figurative Sculpture #4

Glazed Ceramic

$650

This figurative sculpture represents the many parts of who we are, put together in a complete being.



Worker's bowl with weapon

Glazed Ceramic

$350

Worker bowl with ceramic weapon


Friendship Bowl

Glazed Ceramic

$250

This bowl would be offered to visitors.  They would need to use both hands to drink from it, which meant that they were unable to use their weapons.


Abex #1 (Abstract Expressionism)

Glazed Ceramic

$700

Multiple forms put together to create abstract expressionism form


Abex #2 (Abstract Expressionism)

Glazed Ceramic

$700

Multiple forms put together to create abstract expressionism form