VACUUM ENCASED PAPERWEIGHTS

The work in this section is primarily done as limited editions and one of a kind work. The edition sizes may vary from 8 to 100 pieces. Each piece in a limited edition series is individually numbered with an abbreviation for the series and the number within the series. I make work as it is either ordered or needed for a show so a considerable amount of time may elapse between the beginning and end of the series, thus the design may vary somewhat as the series progresses. One of a kind pieces are designated as 1 of 1. Occasionally I make artists proofs or experimental pieces as I try out new ideas. These may or may not lead to a limited edition series.

BRAZILIAN SERIES

These pieces are all inspired by the lush jungles of South America. These pieces each feature a different flowering plant. Unlike most of my other encased work these are done in small series, no more than 10 of each design.


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MARINE SERIES

These pieces are all inspired by the beautiful world that exists in the shallow borderland between the land and the open ocean. Tidepools, coral reefs, and seaweed forests harbor an amazing variety of life.

Though I have lived much of my life far from the ocean, my early experiences included combing the beaches of Virginia and looking through books filled with bright coral and brilliant fish. With many of the coral environments now threatened because of climate change and ocean acidification I hope that by bringing the beauty of the ocean into the homes and offices of people everywhere will help remind them what is worth fighting to preserve.​


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LIMITED EDITION ALPINE FLORAL SERIES

These pieces are inspired by a visit to the Betty Ford Gardens in Vail Colorado. I was taken by the contrast between the delicacy and transience of the flowers and the hardness and permanence of the rocks surrounding them. The bright flowers stand out against the gravelly and rocky slopes they grow on. ​


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LIMITED EDITION + ONE OF A KIND POND AND STREAM SERIES

These pieces are drawn from the environments found in still ponds, rushing rivers, or deep pools. These places are home to a wide variety of creatures. Frogs, salamanders, insects, turtles, and fish all crawl and swim throughout these places. In addition to the wide variety of creatures, ponds and rivers are home to an incredible number of flowers and plants. ​


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LIMITED EDITION DESERT SERIES

Inspired by the parched and apparently barren deserts, these pieces celebrate the diversity of life that thrives and grows in the sand and sun of the arid land. Far from being just dust and sand and stone, deserts are full of life; some below the surface, some right out in the open. ​


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