Monuments to the Might Have Been

Triumph of the Light

2019, Unglazed Terracotta

Inspired by an an empty plinth in a forgotten park on top of a hill in San Francisco, The Triumph of the Light updates the concept of the original sculpture. Bringing light to the battlefield where capitalism has consumed itself, the female figure calls forth a new era.

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Celebrating the Transcontinental Mail Service

2019, Unglazed Terracotta

In the narrative familiar to most Americans, the Transcontinental Mail service was fraught with danger as horse riders, later stagecoaches, and small airplanes plied the routes from sea to sea. What if all this happened much earlier, with trained pigs bringing messages and small trinkets from station to station across the North American continent? This monument celebrates the people and pigs who dedicated their lives to facilitating early communication.

Nuwa Makes People

2019, Terracotta

Legend has it that dragon-goddess, Nuwa, decided to make humans. Unfortunatly, the first batch wasn’t so good, they were too floppy and couldn’t stand up on their own. So she washed her little clay people away with some water, and started again. For the second batch, she used twigs and little bits of straw to firm up the people she made, so they could stand up and walk on their own.

The Invention of the Meatball

Work-In-Progress, Glazed Ceramic

In my estimation, one of the most important American culinary inventions was the meatball. They are divine - they are delicious, regardless of cuisine, type of meat or fish, and they transform simple ingredients to something sublime.