Portfolio > Reliquaries

Colleges are built on the blood of adjuncts.
mixed media with pebbles
2016
Colleges built on the blood of the adjunct faculty.
mixed media with pebble
2016
Reliquary for Three Rocks
acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood with pebbles
7.5” x 4” x 3.5”
2016
Reliquary for Sand and Snow
acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood with toy car
5.5” x 7” x 3.5”
2016
Reliquary for Black and White and Red All Over
acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood with mounted magic lantern slide
10.5” x 7” x 4”
2016
Reliquary for Coming Home Camp
acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood with magic lantern slide
11.5” x 5.5” x 4”
2016
Reliquary for Heavy Hearts, open
acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood with wire, screen, glass vials, and salt
11” x 6.5” x 3.5” (closed)
2016
Reliquary for 45 Years in Sub-Urbia
Mixed Media
13.5" x 10" x 4"
2016
Blue Jeanne
Mixed Media
11.5” x 13” x 6”
2015
Reliquary for a Pink House in San Remo
Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on basswood with wire
2015
Reliquary for a Birthday Cake
Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on basswood with 35mm slides
9.5” x 10” x 4.5”
2015
Reliquary for Wherever They Wash the Color Clothes
Mixed Media
11” x 12” x 3”
2015
Reliquary for a Day of Slip Shopping
Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on basswood with wire
5” x 11.25” x 3.25”
2015
Reliquary for a Rat Family
Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on basswood and wire
10.5” x 8” x 5”
2015
Reliquary for a Room with a View
Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on basswood with 35mm slides
6.5” x 11” x 2.5”
2015
Reliquary for a Plutoid
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood
2015
Reliquary for a Pennie Doll
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood, with 35mm slide
7” x 3.5” x 3”
2015
Reliquary for Catania
Acrylic paint and papier-mâché on basswood
2015
Reliquary for a Frog Prince
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and basswood and wire
10.5” x 4.25” x 2.5”
2015
Reliquary for Renaissance Art
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché, tissue paper, and basswood, with 35mm slides
13.5” x 14.25” x 3.5”
2014
Reliquary for Art History
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché, tissue paper, and basswood, with 35mm slides
14.5" x 13.5" x 3"
2014
DISJECTA MEMBRA
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché, tissue paper, and basswood
7” x 14” x 7”
2014
Reliquary for The Big Duck
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché, tissue paper, and basswood
2014
Reliquary for a Rabbit at Mary’s City of David
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and bass wood
6” x 7” x 4”
2014
Reliquary for a Boy Down South
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and bass wood
13” x 5” x 2.5”
2014
Story Street
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and bass wood with medium format slides
9" x 4" x 4"
2014
Reliquary for Chairs on Fikes Road
Acrylic paint on papier-mâché and bass wood
7” x 9.5” x 3”
2014
Reliquary for a Hummingbird Encounter
Acrylic paint and dried flowers on papier-mâché and bass wood
7” x 8” x 5”
2014
Maintenance Sheds (or Ways of Escape)
Papier-mâché, bass wood, plastic toys
each shed: 2” x 2” x 8”
2014
Made of Stars
Papier-mâché, bass wood, plastic toy, graphite specimen
3” x 3” x 8”
2014
Healer
Bass wood, papier-mâché, 35mm slide of René Magritte's work, The Healer, and feather
20" x 5" x 5"
2013
Reliquary of the Obsolete
Mixed media with 35 mm slides
4" x 12" x 14"
2013
I Never Saw this Movie
Mixed media with 35 mm slide
13” x 4.25” x 4.25”
2012
Rousseau Reliquaries
Mixed media with 35 mm slides
8" x10" x 2.5"
2012
Mourning Gazer for Jeanne
Mixed Media with 35 mm slide (photographer unknown)
2.5" x 6" x 5"
2012
Madonna Gazers
Mixed media with 35 mm slides
15" x 6" x 6"
2012
Gazer Reliqauries
Basswood, papier-mâché, discarded 35mm slides
8” x 5 ¾” x 5”
2012
Art History Birdhouse
Mixed Media
2011
Feed Me
Papier-Mache and Bass Wood
3.35" x 3.25" x 8"
2008

According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary reliquaries are “containers in which sacred relics are kept.” Relics are “objects esteemed or venerated because of an association with a saint or martyr, souvenirs or mementos, or remains.”

In these small ephemeral works, I am interested in the transience of what cannot be contained. The archetypal house forms are ironic urns for how we attempt to contain memories, struggle to keep them alive and eventually allow them to fade into obsolescence.