We are drawn to the natural forms and shapes in our surroundings. Nature provides us questions and answers to many thoughts as we move through our world. I am inspired by the natural form and enjoy being it into different mediums to evoke visceral inquisition.SEE FoRtitude series
Created over 5+ years to invite people to look at nature for its secrets. This series is a group of oak leaves curled around a stem that follows the Fibonacci Spiral. This spiral is found in many living things and is important to us all. To some this sequence is known as the spiral of life. For me it is a reminder to gain knowledge as I grow and that life itself may never end.TAKE A LOOK
Fortitude 1 was an extension of an idea that we are loosing touch of nature and forgetting about it. I wanted to mix forms of nature with the feel of and urban setting to remind viewers of their relationship with nature. It has since found a perfect home along Main St. in Chattanooga TN.See more in Chattanoga
A lot like F1 but with a new patina. Spanish moss and the colors of the sea pushed me to think about how this piece will fit into the South Carolina landscape.See MOre
With new proportions that include the golden ratio this piece was designed to emphasis balance, nature and man.SEE MORE
Looking at modern east coast beach architecture and seeing blue influenced me to powdercoat in this particular blue. I sanded back to the steel in a few places to see the contrasting rust colors and add an element of time to this beauty.See more online
Making mockups for the final fortitude, I think a reflective surface will pull in viewers while placing them into their changing habitat. The only thing left is to scale it up for public use.
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This series was inspired by the New Mexican landscape and the people that lived here. Wile living and exploring this landscape I found a very unique element and history very specific to the region. Throughout New Mexico classic cars coming out of the earth. These cars were ineffectively placed here to prevent eroding during flash flood season in the middle of the century and have now become relics.
My favorite was a 1956 chevy that was filled with bullets and char. On it's surface it had amazing graffiti style ideographs etched with a wax graffiti crayon over the rusted sheetmetal of the car. They resonated with the landscape and the people perfectly. These images hooked me to think about the land, the sky and the people that are walking the earth looking at the same stars. This area of the world has preserved it's history and the spirits that seem to connect the landscape to the skies above.
A few images things from the past few years, I will try to update new projects here when I have a chance, feel free to select the image to see more!
These are my paintings or sketches for 3d projects I am dreaming up. They start as a way to work out details in my head while having the general shapes down on canvas. One or two live with me everyday to allow myself a place to focus, break apart visuals or just let go.
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