When One,

Feels Another,

Is Part,

Of The Stringy Fabric,

Of Their Being,

Or Love,

Or Gravity,

And The Elasticity Of Metaphors

2014-Present (work-in-progress)

Weight unknown

44 in H, 38 in L, 32 in W / 111.76 cm H, 96.52 cm L, 81.28 cm W

24 ga 14k gold filled wire, 22 ga 14k gold filled wire, 24 ga copper wire, 24 ga copper wire (heat treated and water treated), 22 ga copper wire, 20 ga copper wire, 18 ga copper wire, 16 ga copper wire, 12 ga copper wire, 8 ga copper wire, 8 ga copper wire (heat treated and water treated), 6 ga copper wire, 6 ga copper wire (heat treated and water treated), 4 ga copper wire, 4 ga copper wire (heat treated and water treated), copper pipe, copper sheeting, copper sheeting (heat treated and water treated), copper tubing, copper tubing (heat treated and water treated), 18 ga coated aluminum wire, 12 ga coated aluminum wire, concrete carved and polished by the artist, 18k gold leaf, ammonite from Morocco, agatized coral from Florida, amazonite from Madagascar, amethyst from Brazil, amethyst from Brazil polished by the artist, amethyst with hematite from Canada, polished phantom amethyst from Brazil, apache tear obsidian from Arizona, apophyllite from India, apophyllite with scolecite from India,  Archean butterstone from South Africa, azurite from Morocco,  black amber, black kyanite from Brazil, blue apatite from Brazil, blue calcite from Mexico, blue kyanite from Brazil, blue kyanite with quartz from Brazil, bloodstone from Brazil, bornite (peacock ore), cactus quartz from Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, calcite from Turkey, candle quartz with lithium from Madagascar, carnelian from Madagascar, celestite from Madagascar, chiastolite, chevron amethyst from Brazil, citrine (natural) from Brazil, citrine (natural) from Democratic Republic of the Congo, copal, copper nuggets from Michigan, crazy lace agate from Mexico, danburite from Mexico, diamond from Arkansas, diopside from Brazil, emerald from Brazil, epidote from Brazil, opal from Welo, Ethiopia, fancy jasper, fire opal from Mexico, fuchsite from Brazil, fulgurite, fluorite from Brazil,  fluorite with pyrite from Meknes, Morocco, fluorite with pyrite and quartz from Meknes, Morocco, fluorite on quartz from Peru, garnet from Brazil, geode from Mexico, geode from Morocco, grape agate from Indonesia, green aventurine from India, green quartz from Brazil, Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, Iceland spar calcite from Iceland, iridescent calcite from Iowa, jade from China, jasper from Mongolia, jet from China, kunzite from Brazil, labradorite polished by the artist from Madagascar, larimar from the Dominican Republic,  lemurian quartz from Brazil, lepidolite from Brazil, malachite from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, malachite with azurite from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, polished malachite from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, polished malachite with azurite from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, mangano calcite from Peru, marble carved by the artist salvaged from the old Tampa courthouse, moldavite from Czech Republic, moqui marbles from the Navajo Sandstone Formation in Utah, mosasaur teeth from Morocco, polished nuummite from Nuuk region of West Greenland, obsidian from Mexico, orange aventurine from Chile, orange calcite from Mexico, orbicular jasper from Mahajanga Province, Madagascar, peach aventurine from Chile, pebble collected by the artist from Fletcher Cove Beach, Solana Beach, CA, pebbles collected by the artist from Lake Ontario, Irondequoit, NY, peridot from Arizona, perennial flowers salvaged and dried from the artist’s cousin’s wedding, pink calcite from Mexico, Pomacea canaliculata shell ((golden apple snail or channeled apple snail)(one of the world’s worst invasive alien species)) collected by the artist along Hillsborough river Tampa, FL, porcelain hand-built by the artist and fired, pyrite (dodecahedron) from Brazil, pyrite (pyritohedron) from Brazil,  pyrite (cubic crystal cluster) from Peru, pyrite (pyritohedron) with quartz from Brazil, quartz from Arkansas, quartz from Brazil, quartz from Peru, quartzite from Utah, rose quartz from Madagascar, ruby in zoisite from India, sand collected by the artist from Blacks Beach, CA, sand collected by the artist from Clearwater Beach, FL, sand collected by the artist from the Imperial Dunes, CA, sand collected by the artist from Saint Petersburg, FL, sand collected by the artist from Salvation Mountain, CA, sapphire from India, scolecite from India, selenite from Mexico, selenite from Morocco, selenite desert rose from Mexico, selenite desert rose from Oklahoma, septarian from Madagascar, shark teeth from Morocco, Shiva Lingam from Narada River, India, smoky quartz (natural) from Brazil, smoky quartz (irradiated) from Brazil, smoky quartz with amazonite from Teller County, CO, smoky quartz with amazonite and hematite from El Paso County, CO, smoky quartz with rutile (gold) from Brazil, smoky elestial quartz from Brazil, sodalite from Brazil, star aragonite from Morocco, star ruby from India, super seven crystal from Brazil, tektite from Wenshan Yunnan Province, China, tigers eye from Brazil, turquoise from Kingman, Arizona, yellow amber, yellow aventurine from Chile

(Incomplete)

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Imperial Dunes, CA

I collected some sand here to put in the concrete base of this sculpture.

San Diego, CA

I collected some sand here to put in the concrete base of this sculpture.

Salvation Mountain, created by Leonard Knight in California

I collected some sand here to put in the concrete base of this sculpture.

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