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
       
     
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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

2013 - 2017. 

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

Craft Forms 2013, award winner.  Juror:  Lena Vigna

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Wanted on Six Planets, detail
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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 components.

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If He Hollers, detail
Planet Stories
       
     
Planet Stories

2017. 18"h x 12"w x 1"d.

Neckpiece of woven glass beads. 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.

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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?

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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.

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Genericity/Generosity, detail