Portfolio > Buttons

Gold Digger
Mixed Media
39"
2005
Brush Hook
Mixed Media
48"
2006
Bunyan
Mixed Media
35"
2005
Hammer
Mixed Media
16"
2005
Hammer
Mixed Media
13"
2005
Hammer
Mixed Media
13"
2005
Bail Out
Mixed Media
10" high
2005
Bail Out
Mixed Media
10" high
2005
Untitled
Mixed Media
12"
2007
Untitled
Mixed Media
16"
2008
Untitled
Mixed Media
12"
2008
Untitled
Mixed Media
12"
2008
Untitled
Mixed Media
14"
2008
Untitled
Mixed Media
12"
2006
Untitled
Mixed Media
12" dia
2008
Untitled
Mixed Media
12" dia
2008
Untitled
Mixed Media
12"
2006
Untitled
collage
20" x 27"
2009

Things that have influenced me include tribal and ethnographic art, self-taught and vernacular expressions, and ancient art and mosaics. Embellishment, ornament, and pattern frequently show up in my work.

In the button pieces I've played with the idea of transformation. I wanted to recycle and reuse tools to play with their gender, disarm their functionality and embellish them in a transformative process of re-objectification: common consumer durables made intriguing, both visually and viscerally, crafted with a subversive intent.