Guardians are on alert with this perfect storm of environmental degradation, global warming, conspiracy theories over fact and science, the jeopardy of our democracy.
"See Hear Speak" is an assemblage sculpture of three double-sided masks on poles. The brightly colored outside masks represent the ideal for humanity and the environment. See No Evil, Hear No Evil; Speak No Evil is the requirement for each of us. The inside masks depict charred Armageddon. We are on the cusp of extinction; what more proof do we need with pandemics and the dire effects of climate change? "See" is identified by large eyes created from CD disks. "Hear" has large ears and protects a bound figure representing humanity. "Speak" represents speaking out with political action.
Recycled rattan, string, bullet cases, nails, wood scraps, sticks, beads, string, toy scraps, CD blanks, fabric. (Vary 19 in. to 21 in. high)
"Nesting", wall mask represents primary sanctuary of all living organisms expressed as bird-like creatures. (front/side views)
Recycled rattan baskets, wood; acrylic paint.
(11 in. wide x 28 in. high x 10 in. deep)
"Guardian" wall mask protects the forest and all it creatures from wild fires and human encroachment.
Recycled rattan baskets, cardboard shoe inserts, driftwood, bullet casings, beads; acrylic paint. (15 in. wide x 15in. high x 16 in. deep)