Advice
       
     
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Advice, detail
       
     
Miami Rice
       
     
Ecstasy, 2005.
       
     
Ecstasy, detail.
       
     
Okra, 2017.
       
     
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Wanted on Six Planets
       
     
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If He Hollers
       
     
If He Hollers
       
     
Planet Stories
       
     
Believe
       
     
Believe
       
     
Undulations
       
     
You Should Have Your Stuff Made in Indonesia
       
     
Don't Tell Fred
       
     
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Genericity/Generosity
       
     
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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
       
     
Advice, detail
Miami Rice
       
     
Miami Rice

Neckpiece, 2008.  Private collection.  17"h x 8"w x 1"d.

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, 2005.
       
     
Ecstasy, 2005.

16"h x 18"w.  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, 2017.
       
     
Okra, 2017.

18"h x 7"w x 1"d.  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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Wanted on Six Planets
       
     
Wanted on Six Planets

2008.  13"h x 7"w x 1"d.  Inspired by the Fall 1954 issue of Planet Stories magazine.

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If He Hollers
       
     
If He Hollers

2007.  11"h x 8"w x 1"d.  Woven glass beads with hollowform components.

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If He Hollers

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Planet Stories
       
     
Planet Stories

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

Believe
       
     
Believe

2005.  13" h x 12"w.  Private collection.

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

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Believe

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Undulations
       
     
Undulations

2010.  18"h x 8"x 1"d.  Private collection.

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You Should Have Your Stuff Made in Indonesia

2009.  17"h x 12"w.  Woven glass beads.

A shopkeeper once gave me this advice. 

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Don't Tell Fred

2008.  11"h x 9"w x 2"d.  Woven glass beads, 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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Genericity/Generosity
       
     
Genericity/Generosity

2006.  Woven glass beads, glass and enamel bead by Jim Jones of Bullfrog Beads.  Hollowform peyote stitch, Ndebele stitch, and right angle weave.

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 (extra) 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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