Much like puzzles, I arrange and join pieces of natural wood forming structures in which shapes relate to each other and create negative spaces and strong lines. Some of these works are ephemeral and have short lifespans. Others employ metals, plastics, wire, or twine to reinforce joints making them more durable.
Assembly No. 4, 2014
Joined with copper strips and screws.
Assembly No. 2, 2014
Assembly No. 3, 2014
Flotsam 2, 2008
Copper strips and screws join this structure.
Assembly No. 1, 2014
Two pieces of wood support each other.
Assembly No. 5, 2015
A study of negative space and enclosure, joined with plastic strips and screws.
Flotsam 1, 1997
A root system for a base, pieces are tied with wire resembling indigenous binding with animal tendons.
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