Snohomish High School
Located at Snohomish High School in Washington, this artwork is a memorial to a well-loved coach who touched the hearts and influenced many young people during his many years at the school.
The fountain represents the confluence of three rivers that meet in Reedsport, OR; birds and fish are representative of the local wildlife. My intent was to capture the energy and nature of this community, one that is influenced and shaped by the environment.
This sculptural grouping is an historical piece sited in Heritage Park, Lynnwood WA. Chicken farming was a central part of that heritage with a demonstration farm set up to teach newcomers (city folk) farming skills.
River of Life
The theme of this sculpture is the passing on the love and lore of the environment to the young. The sculpture shows the importance of the environment to those who live in the Willamette Valley, OR, in the past and in the present. It is sited in Riverfront Park, Corvallis, OR.
Tree of Life
Chula Vista, CA
Sited in Chula Vista, California, “Tree of Life” depicts the interrelationship of living things.
Jerry Smith Plaza
Mountlake Terrace, WA
A group of three sculptures (Playmates, The Winning Catch, and Going for the Goal) is installed in the Jerry Smith Plaza in Mountlake Terrace, WA. They represent an image of “playfulness”, a characteristic of the community of Mountlake Terrace. The children shown in this set represent the diversity of the community. Each of the sculptures depicts a different sport.
It Was a Home
Nineteen mailboxes were a landmark for Steelhead Drive, the site of the Oso, WA landslide. The sculptural representation is a memorial to the 43 people who lost their lives that day. The sculpture is installed at the site and the home of a future memorial park.
Mountlake Terrace, WA
A firefighter interacts with a child; the gentle gesture of adjusting the helmet demonstrates caring for the child by this adult. The theme is passing on the legacy of a firefighter, one of service and courage.
Peter Kirk Park
“Three Gossips” gather in Peter Kirk Park in Kirkland, WA. The park is a community gathering place. It is fitting that the three ladies form a circle in that place, involved in an animated and perhaps intimate discussion.
This sculpture depicts a moment of abandon, great joy, and the freedom of dance. It’s all about movement.
“Phase 2” represents the phase of life when one’s children are grown and away in college. It’s a time when a woman can sit and meditate. I was commissioned to depict this phase of life and the client poses on the bench with the sculpture.
I sought to capture the personality of a young girl.
Migrating birds rise up out of an environment and take flight.
Ready for Anything
This teenager is ready to take on the world. She could be ready to dream, to work in the garden, to go off to a party.
“The Gardener” is a bit whimsical and meditative. She exudes hope as she digs into the soil and plants seeds for the future.
This cellist is totally absorbed in her music. She becomes one with her cello and the melody flowing from her instrument.
The winged figure depicts a moment of great change, of swerving from an expected path, of the energy exerted in that endeavor. The emotion is one of joy. It is a spiritual journey.
Melody for Strings
Dressed in formal attire as if at a concert, the woman creates a striking silhouette. She is one with her instrument.
I sought to create an expression of power and movement in this depiction of an oarsman.
“The Shepherdess” exhibits her great love of the little one who is sheltered in her arms.
Wrapped in bindings that should bind the figure to the earth, “Unencumbered” reaches for the sky and is not encumbered by the cares of the world.
I sought to expose the power, freedom and joy exhibited by these horses in their unrestricted run.
What does it feel like to be free of intrigues, the need for worldly goods and the trappings of our technological age? I would like to think that I capture that feeling in this sculpture.
The young mother still is hesitant to let her toddler run off without her but is trying. The toddler is all set to find out what this world is about.
The story cloth is woven with mementos of her life. She holds a letter in one hand and the opened envelope in the other. I leave it to the viewer to discern the story that is woven into this piece.