Advice
       
     
Advice, detail
       
     
Artisanal
       
     
The Shadow (Grove of Doom)
       
     
The Shadow, detail
       
     
Miami Rice
       
     
Ecstasy
       
     
Ecstasy, detail
       
     
Okra
       
     
Okra, detail
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets, detail
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets, detail
       
     
If He Hollers
       
     
If He Hollers, detail
       
     
Planet Stories
       
     
Believe
       
     
Believe, detail
       
     
Undulations
       
     
You Should Have Your Stuff Made in Indonesia
       
     
Don't Tell Fred
       
     
Don't Tell Fred, detail
       
     
Genericity/Generosity
       
     
Genericity/Generosity, detail
       
     
Advice
       
     
Advice

2017

Hollowform woven glass bead figures of glass beads. Framework of wire, woven glass beads.

Advice, detail
       
     
Advice, detail
Artisanal
       
     
Artisanal

2018

14”h x 11”w

Neckpiece of open weave glass beads and thread.

The Shadow (Grove of Doom)
       
     
The Shadow (Grove of Doom)

2018

18”h x 11”w

Convertible tapestry neckpiece of woven glass beads and thread. Neck strap (hands) detachable; front can be mounted as a wall piece. Private collection.

The Shadow, detail
       
     
The Shadow, detail
Miami Rice
       
     
Miami Rice

2008

17"h x 8"w x 1"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads. Private collection.

Miami Rice is the nickname Hatians gave to imported US rice. Subsidies made imported US rice so inexpensive that Hatian farmers couldn't compete with it. Later, when the price of fuel went up, food became so expensive that people were eating mud pies to get the feeling of something in the stomach.

Ecstasy
       
     
Ecstasy

2005

16"h x 18"w

Tapestry neckpiece of woven glass beads

Juror's Choice award, 30th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 2009. Juror: Namita Gupta Wiggers

Ecstasy, detail
       
     
Ecstasy, detail
Okra
       
     
Okra

2017.

18"h x 7"w x 1"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads and found materials. Private collection

A tribute to the memory of Momina Bibi, who was killed by a US drone strike while picking okra in her garden on October 24, 2012

Okra, detail
       
     
Okra, detail
Wanted on Six Planets
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets

2008. 13"h x 7"w x 1"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads and thread

Inspired by the Fall 1954 issue of Planet Stories magazine

Wanted on Six Planets, detail
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets, detail
Wanted on Six Planets, detail
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets, detail
If He Hollers
       
     
If He Hollers

2007

11"h x 8"w x 1"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads with hollowform bead-woven components

If He Hollers, detail
       
     
If He Hollers, detail
Planet Stories
       
     
Planet Stories

2017

18"h x 12"w x 1"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads, inspired by Planet Stories magazine. Private collection

Believe
       
     
Believe

2005

13" h x 12"w

Neckpiece of woven glass beads. Private collection

Inspired by the people who have, directly and by example, supported my creative efforts

Believe, detail
       
     
Believe, detail
Undulations
       
     
Undulations

2010

18"h x 8"x 1"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads. Private collection

You Should Have Your Stuff Made in Indonesia
       
     
You Should Have Your Stuff Made in Indonesia

2009

17"h x 12"w

Neckpiece of woven glass beads

A shopkeeper once gave me this advice

Don't Tell Fred
       
     
Don't Tell Fred

2008

11"h x 9"w x 2"d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads and found materials

The notecard contains beads from a broken necklace found at an estate sale, along with a request not to "tell Fred" that the writer sent it. Did Fred ever find out?

Don't Tell Fred, detail
       
     
Don't Tell Fred, detail
Genericity/Generosity
       
     
Genericity/Generosity

2006

14”h x 8”w x 2”d

Neckpiece of woven glass beads

I'd been thinking about what people do to combat their often generic, impersonal surroundings when I heard a friend's story that dovetailed with this train of thought. Enraged when he saw an overpriced MC5 album at a record store, he went home, got his copy of this record, and gave it away to the first stranger he met. Weeks later he ran into this guy by chance, who told him the music changed his life

Genericity/Generosity, detail
       
     
Genericity/Generosity, detail