The Lives of Birds is an installation composed of a multitude of birds depicted as organic, ephemeral nature of life. They symbolize the spiritual experience of my participation with nature, and give visual form to the confrontation of beauty and horror witnessed in the lives and deaths of all beings in the world. Composed of raw materials like wood chips, wire and plaster, they are shaped to depict fragile, elegant animals. The idea of the sublime co-existing with grisly reality, of life, death and regeneration, is embodied in this ironic contrast of material and form. All of the work together creates a vocabulary that is mutable, and is given new meaning by every space that it occupies.
University of South Florida, Tampa FL
Master of Fine Arts, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque NM
Tamarind Master Printer
Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ