It’s been eight years since I started creating these Foundlings. Now, more then ever, I am convinced that I have found my voice with these works. They not only speak of some unknown purpose or history but they have given me a purpose and they speak of my history.

I have taken a very methodical approach to creating my assemblages. Found objects are arranged in a style following in the tradition of such artists as Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Balance, composition and texture are integral to my work that explores the redemptive qualities of discarded material. My limited color palette comes from the materials used, such as: aged, dark wood; brass and gold leaf; machine parts; rusted metal; glass and natural elements. Lately, I have been exploring silver tones as well. Ultimately, in contrast to their humble origins, these assemblages transcend the found quality of their individual parts to become shrine-like objects of beauty

Green Room  12"x15"x8"  Assemblage (hand cultivator, discus, Christmas tree base, decorative tin, wooden rulers, misc. brass)

Broken Roses 10"x17"x5"  Assemblage (decorative silver, stove part, door latch, rose drawer pulls, wine bottle, lamp part, gear, brass finial)

Gate Keeper  4"x11"x3"  Assemblage (wooden gear, chestnut tree ball, teak carving, misc. copper parts, old key, gas lamp part)

Stasis  7"x11"x4"  Assemblage (teak screen, balance mechanism, butter mold frame, decorative brass, snail shell)

Spiral  6"x11"x5"  Assemblage (drawer pull, alabaster shell, misc. hardware, decorative tin, curtain tieback)

Ebony  8"x16"x4"  Assemblage (peacock feather, brass furniture parts, piano keys, decorative metal, drawer pulls, wooden typo)

Liz  8"x`10"x4"  Assemblage (brass lizard pin, model T battery, misc. decorative brass, teak panel)

Aries 1   21"x68"x11"   Assemblage (barn pulley, ram's head inkwell, mica fan, candelabra, shutters, cast iron stove part, furniture finial)

.Old West 18"x23"x4" Assemblage (tuning pegs, carved door panel, candelabra, furniture part, needlepoint hoop, fire extinguisher part, shelf brackets, animal skull, chicken wish born)

Autumn  7"x14"x5"  Assemblage (tree branch, ink well, decorative brass, drawer pull, lamp part)

Mom  8"x10"x6"  Assemblage (sake cup, machine form, crank, knife switch, cigar box, deer bone, misc. hardware)

Measure in C  8"x12"x6"  Assemblage (decorative brass, coral, needlepoint hoop, brass rod holder, antique rulers, brass hardware, card punch base)

Winter  7"x7"x7"  Assemblage (coral, gear, shaker box brass hardware, lamp base)

Leonardo  7"x14"x5" Assemblage (decorative brass, laboratory glassware, turtle shell, brass hardware)

Patience  6"x17"x4"  Assemblage (drawer pulls, pewter lion paper weight, pheasant feather, grinding wheel, steel grill, carriage bolts, decorative finial)

Nicholas  7"x10"x3"  Assemblage (spindle speed dial, misc. brass hardware, brass orb holder, wooden bowl, brass buffing wheel)

Hollywood  11"x15"x5"  Assemblage (mushroom coral, wooden bowl, coffee screen, machine part mold, metal grill, misc. hardware)

Will Call  6"x12"x5"  Assemblage (lamp parts, decorative brass, saxophone key, service bell, sign painter's brush, pulley part)

Washington 9"x`13"x5"  Assemblage (machine level, antique brass paper clip, rusted drain, lamp surround, wooden type, copper plate portrait, decorative hardware)

Cribbage  9"x27"x4"  Assemblage (drying rack, peacock feather, drawer pulls, cribbage board, frame parts)