Work > Vessels

This is a series of mixed media conceptual vessels with concept suggested by the title – the viewer fills the empty vessel with his own reactions. The vessels illustrate my belief in the beauty of common, transitory, and recycled materials as diverse as facial tissue, epoxy resin, scrap sheet metal, blue roof tarp, concrete, fruit skin, cast iron and rope lights. They trace my frustrations with an unsympathetic electorate pre-Katrina through the emotions of post-storm recovery. My choice of materials was augmented by the massive amount of debris created by the hurricanes and subsequent floods.

Vessel for a Precarious Position
Wood, paint, polyurethane, glass
15"H x 17" x 17"
Vessel for a Moment of Clarity
Flood salvage, rope lights, cable ties
16”H x 26” x 26”
Vessel for a Leaky Situation
Katrina debris, wire, spray foam insulation
22”H x 27” x 22”
Vessel for a Faltering Economy
Sheet metal, hemp
30”H x 20” x 18”
Vessel for Diminishing Returns
Pomegranate skin, thread
6”H x 7” x 7”
Vessel for What Has Been Lost
Epoxy resin, construction tube, plexiglas, light, critters
20" H x 9" x 9"
Vessel for the Ties That Bind Us
Salvaged electrical cords and cables, cable ties
13”H x 31” x 28”
Vessel to Contain My Sorrow
Plastic fencing, wire, facial tissues
17”H x 22” x 22”
Vessel for Disappointment
9”H x 21” x 12”
Vessel for a Blues Town
Blue roof tarp
18”H x 18” x 17”
Vessel for a Trust Fund Baby
Steel, chicken wire, polyfill, fabric, fake fur
19”H x 30” x 24”
Vessel for a Concrete Solution
Steel, concrete, wire, paint
64” x 71” x 41”
Vessel for a Grey Garden
Flood salvaged trees, wire, paint
64” x 71” x 41”
Vessel for the Real Cost
Polyester resin, cast iron, chain, bones, feathers, fern
18”H x 15” x 15”
Vessel for a Half-Formed Thought
Aviary wire, steel, duct tape, fabric, cement
10”H x 16” x 16”
Vessel for a Closed Mind
Cast iron
3”H x 27” x 24”
Vessel for a Deaf Ear
Telephone wire, copper wire
11”H x 24” x 14”