Sculpture Projects > Tools, Talismans, Totems

Nonagram
copper coated steel, porcupine quills
2015
Quiver
copper, brass, horsehair, plastic, sinew
2016
Multi-Cut Tool
189 No. 11 blades, sinew, copper, walnut
24" x 12" x 4"
2015
Fencing
Copper, silver, brass-plated nickel
2015
Twenty Silver Eggs
brass, silverplate, copper, shell
2016
Level
glass, brass, copper
3" x 4" x .5"
2015
Paperweight
copper, plastic, glass, steel, dried flora
2016
Shaving Brush
horsehair, beeswax, copper, sinew
2016
Rake
copper, linen, horsehair, silver
2015
Coque Headdress
dyed coque feather, iron, beeswax
2015
Mortar & Pestle
walnut, beeswax, hardware
2015
Egg Bag
beeswax, linen, plastic
2015
42 Bees
glass, brass, bees
2015
Silver Eggs
silver, silverplate, brass, nickel
2015
Urchin
pearls, urchin shell, wire, hardware
2015
Props/Splints
copper, brass, aluminum, mink, turquoise
2015
Bow Saw
copper, brass, sinew, pearl
2015
Insect Net
copper, brass, plastic, beeswax, quail eggs
2015
Cuff
brass, copper, pearl
2015
Bear Trap
chromed brass, copper, mahogany
2017
Wire Stripper
silver, brass
2015

Tools, Talismans, and Totems is a series of small sculptures made after the passing of my father and his parents all within thirteen months. All makers of various things, I hand-picked supplies, collections, and tools from each studio to combine with my own as posthumous collaborations.