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Past Work


The duality of the ladder as both practical workhorse and pathway to something higher was the provocation for my ladder structures. I am taken by the simple function and mystical quality of the Southwest Kiva ladder. In my work I expand upon the intrinsic nature of the driftwood branches by juxtaposing constructed elements with illustrated motifs and textured surfaces. I interpret the influences of nature and primitive cultures through my multilayered, citified worldview.

(front & back view)
28 in. wide x 8ft. high
driftwood, wood scrap, metal,
acrylic paint