Work > Tools, Talismans, & Totems

Quiver
copper, brass, horsehair, plastic, sinew
2016
Paperweight
copper, plastic, glass, steel, dried flora
2016
Twenty Silver Eggs
brass, silverplate, copper, shell
2016
Copper Moon
etched and engraved copper
2015
Coque Headdress
dyed coque feather, iron, beeswax
2015
Shaving Brush
horsehair, beeswax, copper, sinew
2016
Silver Eggs
silver, silverplate, brass, nickel
2015
Insect Net
copper, brass, plastic, beeswax, quail eggs
2015
Compasses
hand-cut etchings, brass, copper, walnut
2015
Rake
copper, linen, horsehair, silver
2015
Mortar & Pestle
walnut, beeswax
2015
Multi-Cut Tool
189 No. 11 blades, sinew, copper, walnut
24" x 12" x 4"
2015
Level
glass, brass, copper
3" x 4" x .5"
2015
42 Bees
glass, brass, bees
2015
Nonagram
copper-plated steel, porcupine quills, copper
11" x 11" x 2"
2015
Egg Bag
beeswax, linen, plastic
2015
Urchin
2015
Wire Stripper
silver, brass
2015
No. 2 Pencil
sterling silver
2014
Bow Saw
copper, brass, sinew, pearl
2015
Fencing
Copper, silver, brass-plated nickel
2015
Cuff
brass, copper, pearl
2015
Props/Splints
copper, brass, aluminum, mink, turquoise
11" x 10" x 4"
2015

Tools, objects, and raw materials picked from the workshops of my father, my paternal grandmother and grandfather, who all passed away over the course of 13 months in 2012-2013. I am exploring my relationship with each family member as I combine their collected things with my own to make new tools, totems, or talismans.