2013 - 2017.
Hollowform woven glass bead figures of glass beads. Framework of wire, woven glass beads.
Craft Forms 2013, award winner. Juror: Lena Vigna
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.
16"h x 18"w. Juror's Choice award, 30th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 2009. Juror: Namita Gupta Wiggers
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.
2008. 13"h x 7"w x 1"d. Inspired by the Fall 1954 issue of Planet Stories magazine.
2007. 11"h x 8"w x 1"d. Woven glass beads with hollowform components.
2017. 18"h x 12"w x 1"d. Private collection.
2005. 13" h x 12"w. Private collection.
Inspired by the people who have, directly and by example, supported my creative efforts.
2010. 18"h x 8"x 1"d. Private collection.
2009. 17"h x 12"w. Woven glass beads.
A shopkeeper once gave me this advice.
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?
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.