Depth Perception #7


12″ x 12″ x 1″

resin, epoxy, plexiglass, digital painting, photographic print, beam clamps, metal


The “Depth Perception” series is anchored in a floating sensation, seeking out the beauty of optical illusions and contemplative, geometric possibilities offered by a shift in our perspective. I play with light, texture, and contrasting images in layers that remind the viewer to look at the world differently, and find inspiration and order amidst chaos and ugliness.

I find myself inspired by the beauty lurking behind “ugly” things, particularly those objects which suggest closure and entrapment. Manipulation of angles, light, and perspective allows us to find within the ruins some sense of hope, patterns within madness, and openings where previously there seemed to be none. This limited-edition mixed media sculpture depicts the unanticipated beauty of chain link fences and barbed wire alongside the green foliage winding itself skywards – life that manages to flourish despite the obstacles of a harsh reality.

I am attracted to the world’s hidden symmetries, and the ways in which angles, light, and open spaces merge together to form meditative imagery that too often goes unnoticed. The image itself is composed of mirrored photographs, spliced together to give the impression of a hypnotic spiral connecting everything, everywhere—and signaling that even the harshness of barbed wire cannot block out the sky, or sever the horizons of imagination.

Taken at an abandoned church in Atlanta, Georgia – near the location of some of ICE’s most brutal detention facilities, this photographic sculptural series (like much of my work) is as much about the movement of light / shadow (and bursts of hope) through these pieces as it is about the original photographs themselves. Images here reflect the many angles through which light hits the hardened resin and the variety of shadows cast – an intentional reminder that our perspective is everything.

Many years ago, a man I knew quite well told me “your heart is a razor wire pillow,” and I carry that with me: I see those words inscribed on every jagged edged fence, every spiral of bladed, barbed warnings. But the thing is, beauty comes with sharp edges, sometimes. And besides – I’ve always had a deep love for the places to which I am told I should not go.

The world belongs to us all. At least, it should.


Depth Perception #6


12″ x 12″ x 1″

resin, epoxy, plexiglass, digital painting, photographic print, beam clamps, metal


The “Depth Perception” series is anchored in the beauty of optical illusions and contemplative, geometric possibilities offered by a shift in our perspective. I play with light, texture, and contrasting images in layers that remind the viewer to look at the world differently, and find inspiration and order amidst chaos and ugliness.

I am attracted to the world’s hidden symmetries, and the ways in which angles, light, and open spaces merge together to form meditative imagery that too often goes unnoticed. The image itself depicts purple irises growing on the side of the road, and remixes a composition of mirrored photographs, spliced together to give the impression of a hypnotic spiral connecting everything, everywhere—and signaling that one arresting moment in time, or image, has the possibility of infinite expansion.


Reflections on Reflections


6″ x 6″ x 1″

hammered copper sheets, epoxy, resin, plexiglass, photo print, paper, digital painting


Like most of us, I don’t often look up enough – life has a way of focusing one’s eyes on the mundane, the everyday, and the objects directly ahead, instead of directing our attention skyward and reminding us of the vast possibilities offered with every new day.

This mixed-media sculptural piece depicts shimmers of a spectacularly full sky at sunset, glinting off the roof of a car. Mirrored with the image’s direct opposite, cloud formations take on new and different meanings, and help to focus the eye on patterns which previously went undetected.

Much like the impossibility of recording a sunset in perfect detail, the materials selected for this piece capture glints of fleeting light while remaining constantly shifting, a reflection of reflection with no end in sight. Through reflecting on the vastness of light, air, and sky, we learn to see that all is elusive. Everything, after all, must be experienced in transitory glimmers of hope as nothing remains what it seems for long.

Reflections on reflections teaches us that the natural world simply cannot be contained. Instead, life must be experienced as it defies all attempts at capture.



Depth Perception #5


8″ x 8″ x 2.5″

resin, epoxy, plexiglass, wood, photographic print, digital painting, paper


I find myself inspired by the beauty lurking behind “ugly” things, particularly those objects which suggest closure and entrapment. Manipulation of angles, light, and perspective allows us to find within the ruins some sense of hope, patterns within madness, and openings where previously there seemed to be none.

This limited-edition mixed media sculpture depicts the unanticipated beauty of an open horizon blocked by the chain link and concertina wire that ordinarily mark divisions.The image itself is composed of mirrored photographs, spliced together to give the impression of a hypnotic spiral connecting everything, everywhere—and signaling that even the harshness of barbed wire cannot block out the sky, or sever the horizons of imagination.

Taken at an abandoned church in Atlanta, Georgia – near the location of some of ICE’s most brutal detention facilities, this photographic sculptural series (like much of my work) is as much about the movement of light / shadow (and bursts of hope) through these pieces as it is about the original photographs themselves. Images here reflect the many angles through which light hits the hardened resin and the variety of shadows cast – an intentional reminder that our perspective is everything.

Many years ago, a man I knew quite well told me “your heart is a razor wire pillow,” and I carry that with me: I see those words inscribed on every jagged edged fence, every spiral of bladed, barbed warnings. But the thing is, beauty comes with sharp edges, sometimes. And besides – I’ve always had a deep love for the places to which I am told I should not go.

The world belongs to us all. At least, it should.


[Help Me] Burn It All Down #2


12″ x 12″ x1.5″

plexiglass, copper piping, hammered copper, beam clamps, resin, photographic print, epoxy


Anyone stuck in a rut knows the powerful desire for total transformation – fire, after all, destroys but also allows for a phoenix-like rebirth from the ashes. Whether it’s leaving a job, a relationship, or a home to start afresh, this series of work celebrates flames and the all-encompassing power of burning it all down to be reborn anew.