Sculpture

LUDINGTON

Ravens intrigue me. They are the stuff of myth and legend in many cultures. Throughout history, Ravens have been considered magical: complex and contradictory. They have been associated with wisdom, prophecy: good fortune as well as trickery and evil. These…

Holding Generations

The act of holding, both physical and emotional, is a central theme explored in my work. Holding Generations speaks to the human bond formed across generations, through the performance of ritual practices with inherited objects. Through touch, our DNA is…

chewed.up

This piece was started at the Center for Metal Arts (CMA) in Johnstown, PA during my winter forging residency. Conceptually, the work speaks about fatigue and the aftermath of physical and mental exhaustion. The piece takes the form of a…

Life’s Struggles

During the election cycle of 2020 I created this teapot in response to Trumps rhetoric about immigrants and all the possibilities of losing insurance etc. it is a fabricated, brass teapot with silver. It was crafted beautifully before I distressed…

Silver Muscle Pendant

This piece is sterling silver pendant with an embedded garnet. It was made from a mold of a muscle shell, make in wax, and then cast in metal.

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Using the power of sound and music, my work becomes activated by not only the wearer, but the audience. Wearable objects that emulate surreal depictions of my own body are integrated with Bluetooth speakers that can be paired with a…

Line & Edge #1

Everything is Treasure Series. The chaotic evanescence of daily life with a toddler, both consumes and inspires me. When I watch her build or draw, she does so with no particular intent – just to enjoy the act and observe…

Laughable Loves: Kiss Vessel

I create works that play with the traditional materials, processes and typologies of metalsmithing, but often with a twist of dark humor. I typically create works in series that play with familiar forms and themes. Subtle metaphors are integrated into…

Tribute

Presenting a stunning necklace that draws its inspiration from the captivating allure of African ethnic culture. The necklace features gracefully carved colored wooden horns, beautifully polished with beeswax for an authentic touch. At the center of the necklace, a glass…

It Sings a Song of Sorrow

Touch and interaction are an inherent outcome in jewelry. I use ‘desire of touch’ as the basis for creating the work in my series “When…” With each piece, I try and find a balance between material and concept. My works…

Dotard. Two Finger Racist Ring

Over a five decades-long career my studio endeavors has engaged in an extensive study of Political and Social themes that contemporized terror driven issues keeping a jewelry idiom as a platform to launch my narratives. These many years of research…

Life Sized Black Chicken Sculpture, Public Art Piece for Brockway High School, Future Farmers of America

A fundamental aspect in my own work is the development of individual expression through metal. As a metalsmith I consider function to be an important aspect in my jewelry, wearable art and objects. I design jewelry that can be worn…

ruby between the raindrops

Ruby between the raindrops is a series I have been working on that playfully conveys a private message within a magical talisman to cheer on the wearer.

“I don’t know if the deer or the combine have taken more soybeens out of that field.”

Home. Nothing has been so central to my identity. 200 odd acers of the poorest dirt money could buy has shaped my family for nearly as many years. It has made us rich, then left us poor, and now it…

The Hunger

I make work that focuses on macabre subject matter without sacrificing beauty and function, creating couture jewelry that caters to unique aesthetics in the market. My designs speak in terms of eccentricities and incorporate unsettling visuals. I am inspired by…

Pisces

As a designer and metalsmith I am inspired by our natural world. In this piece I wanted to showcase the grace of two pisces fish and the sparkle of bubbles through metal and diamonds. Using the technique of chasing and…

Baby Elephant Walking on Water

I sculpt images directly into metal with an ancient technique of repoussé. Each piece tells a story or is a commentary on a living thing. I combine these with stones many of them I cut myself to create the expression…

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Gleichgewicht is an ongoing body of graphic metalworks which catalog the voids we seek to fill, the equilibrium we long to attain. The bold visual language of vigilance reflects the raw nature of a corrosive society. Nüll link chains ponder…

Sinesis Bangle

SINESIS by Zangar started as a piece of fruit skin, grown in CA, and peeled in NY. It was twisted into a shell and left to dry into form to be saved in a mold. Then, cast in silver, it…

“Entangle” bracelet

This bracelet is part of the Force of Nature series, the unseen and structural natural elements that occur in environmental and climate changes. Wind, fire and erosion are part of the structure. It also relates to my collide series in…

Sandbag in Suspense

Construction sites fascinate me. The orange construction sandbags are used to hold down construction signs. Necessary, temporary, seen, then discarded. Their anthropomorphic forms draw me in every time I pass them by. Some bags seem to be holding on with…

Moving Target

Throughout all of human history, there has been a fascination with the idea of self. Whether it is crudely rendered with pigment and animal fat smeared on a cave wall or snapped on a phone and augmented with the latest…

Digging in the Dark

Movement, gesture, purpose and progress define work. The motion of digging with hands creates a dialogue with the earth, where tools leverage the action of bodies enacted for ages. Shovels aid aspects of labor: a new hole dug better, a…

Her Tears Turned to Flowers

I am researching plants and animals that can hide, hibernate, or go dormant. I am interested in utilizing this as a metaphor to discuss how it would be nice to hide from the current social and political events. These works…

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