2002-2003 - stone; metal: steel
This work is a study in contrasting materials and textures. The combination of the egg-like stone forms, worn smooth by years of erosion, with the hardened steel bands that encircle these stones, fashioned through man-made process, creates a balance and a sense of restraint. The six elements are gathered into a group that emits a quiet stillness. In the artist's words, "The valley I live in is the context for the work. It is a place for dialogue with ancient stones and trees. These materials are interwoven with the man-made medium--steel--to form a union of wholeness. My metaphor for the way it should be."