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Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

Materia Remedium

Binding together the paradox of things absent with things present. We can never know what is absent, only the measure of it, as it haunts the place where it once existed.

Collective

The part of life that continues to fascinate me most is how human beings affect each other. I’m especially curious about the strength and beauty of the collective. What roles people will play, how they’ll interact, and what they’ll contribute…

XS011 with Removable Brooch

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

Surgical Mask in Copper

Ferguson works alone to produce his art, preferring to start each new piece with just raw materials and tools, in hopes of moving as far away from ideas and techniques of mass production as possible. The goal of his work…

Wedding Ring

My recent work explores human relations and their inherent complexities. I believe that absurd extremes can make us see complex issues in a different context and, on occasion, be amusing. I frequently use humor to address issues that I see…

First Aid: Famine

My work incorporates a variety of mediums including metal, wood, glass, and found objects. I employ traditional techniques to produce sculpture that evokes items of manufacture while attempting to bring humor and frank attention to issues of global importance and…

a gentle pull

I call them “Partially Undone” and that’s all they can ever be. They are gestures rendered slowly in between being fully tightened and unraveled. They are given the allowance and power to be perpetually unresolved. They are objects of tension…

Tornado Warning

This work represents a new direction for me. Many of my metal surfaces are etched or fused – they provide heavily textured grounds so even the first layer of enamel has imagery I can respond to. The decals I use…

Link

“Link” was initially designed for SNAG’s Goldsmith ‘20 exhibition in which designs were solicited in response to work shown in the original Goldsmith ‘70 exhibition. However, through the process of making of this work, its meaning became far more personal,…

sequence (carved rosewood)

Influenced by nature and indigenous spirituality, my work explores the act of preservation in an often desperate attempt to safeguard and pause the natural cycle of time. By treating found natural elements with reverence, my intention is to restore a…

Lessons Beyond Lazaretto: Tontine

Lessons Beyond Lazaretto: Tontine represents transitioning decades of an in person hands-on course, restructured for teaching remotely online. With persistence, ingenuity, patience, humor and loaned tool kits, we found our way. In fact, I am proud of what they have…

Idol to Exceptionalism 6

Post-Industrial Fetish Series All humans desire happiness. To help achieve this, every culture has created objects to bring about things they want and defend against those they don’t. Fetishes are the physical manifestations of potent spirits used for magic, prayer,…

Seed Starter

In my work, I explore an imaginary world that contains a crossover between human and plant-like conformations. These pieces often reference flowers whether native or exotic, trees, and root systems fictitiously enhanced to speak about connections we as humans share…

Agua Fria

I construct sculptural jewelry, influenced by nature, architecture, travel, and the materials themselves. I combine wood with Mokume Gane; they complement each other visually, but contrast in terms of natural vs. man-made. Maps are incorporated to offer visual clues and…

Signs of Peace in the Midst of Rubble

Peace and hope can be shining through the rubble, but too often, we focus on the misery. To notice actions that foster hope and encourage peace, we have to look for them, or we will never know they are there…

Heart Throb Brooch

Heart Throb Brooch is from a series of large heart themed brooches I’ve made over period of several years. Each is housed in a sculptural box thematic to the work. Hearts have always been a favorite form of personal expression,…

Demand/Offer

Demand/Offer was made for an exhibition called “Paper Alchemy” which uses a laminated paper called Thurmanite, created by James Thurman. After I sanded and polished the surface of the Thurmanite, the only readable word was “Demand(ed).” I want to offset…

Reconstruction

Exploring the effects of corrosion and decay that infuses universal existence is an integral part of my work; in particular, the ways in which man-made structures are affected by time and neglect. As humans we have unrealistic expectations when it…

Iris Sunset

Iris Sunset Behind the continuing evolution for this body of work is a complicated jumble of material exploration, visual representation, fantasy and nostalgia. Working through materials to explore form and colour, without a specific expectation, my intent was to expand…

Intentional Serendipity #3

In my current collection Intentional serendipity, I look at “scribbles” of hair hanging on a bathroom wall. This hair, considered unappealing and even repulsive, prompts me to look openly and question my inherent reaction, allowing a redefinition of my learned…

Listening is Harder

Talking is Hard, and Listening is Harder. This piece is part of a series of non-functional vessels and explores the dichotomy of interpersonal communication, what we take in versus what we put out, and the faux pas that make us…

Golden Botrus Teapot

When designing this teapot I drew inspiration from my childhood adventures from a local gem and mineral shop. I was drawn to a strange mineral smithsonite that had “botryoidal” formations. These bumps were were what inspired the bumps on the…

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