Page 8: 2010/2013 – New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles.

The first four sculptures were shown in the Perishables solo presentation on the Armory Show artfair in New York in 2011 with Ambach & Rice Gallery.

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Drifting North [2010]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 242 x 108 x 16cm
(Private collection, New York, New York, United States)

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Still Life [2010]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 180 x 102 x 12cm
(collection of Gennaro Picone & Susan Nestel, New York, New York, United States)

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s.t. (Wood Stack) [2011]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 165 x 106 x 14cm
(private collection, Telluride, Colorado, United States)

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Mum (Grand Pianola Piece) [2011]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 122 x 132 x 10cm
(private collection, New York, New York, United States)


Bulwark was shown at Art Chicago in 2011 with Ambach & Rice gallery.

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Bulwark [2011]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 189 x 104 x 14 cm
(collection of Charles Kitchings, Los Angeles, California, United States)

Bulwark 1. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart. 2. Something serving as a defense or safeguard: ‘We have seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger’ (James Madison). 3. A breakwater. 4. The part of a ship’s side that is above the upper deck. [Middle English bulwerk, from Middle Dutch bolwerk, from Middle High German bolwerc: bole, plank; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots + werc, work (from Old High German; see werg- in Indo-European roots).]


The volcano and sulfur bas reliefs were part of a presentation with Eric Yahnker and Karen Sargsyan for Ambach & Rice Gallery at the NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, USA in 2012.

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Volcano (Moses and Geology) [2012]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood,  229 x 152 x 12cm
(private collection, Lee Bay, United Kingdom)

The Volcano  relief is based on an illustration of the workings of a volcano taken from the book ‘Moses and Geology’. The book, published in 1883, was an attempt to explain the physical workings of our planet in the light of the Bible and so to counter the great advances in science that had been made earlier that century.

Excerpt from MOSES AND GEOLOGY: Or The Harmony Of The Bible With Sience by Samual Kinns

… ‘In the month of June, 1759, the cultivators of the farm began to be disturbed by strange subterranean noises of an alarming kind, accompanied by frequent shocks of earthquake, which continued for nearly a couple of months; but they afterwards entirely ceased, so that the inhabitants of the place were lulled into security. On the night between the 28th and 29th of September, however, the subterranean noises were renewed with greater loudness than before, and the ground shook awfully. The Indian servants living on the place started from their beds in terror, and fled to the neighbouring mountains. Thence gazing upon their master’s farm, they beheld it, along with a tract of ground measuring between three and four square miles, raised up, as if it had been inflated from beneath like a bladder. At the edges this tract was uplifted about thirty-nine feet above the original surface, but so great was its convexity that towards the middle it attained a height of no less than 524 feet.

The Indians who beheld this strange phenomenon declared that they saw flames issuing from several parts of this elevated tract, and that the entire surface became agitated like a stormy sea. Great clouds of ashes, illuminated by volcanic fires glowing beneath them, rose at several points, and white-hot stones were thrown to an immense height. Vast chasms at the same time opened in the ground, and into these the two small rivers above mentioned plunged. Their waters, instead of extinguishing the subterranean conflagration, appeared only to add to its intensity.
Quantities of mud enveloping balls of basalt were now thrown up, and the surface of the elevated ground became studded with small cones, from which volumes of dense vapour, chiefly steam, were emitted, some of the jets rising from twenty to thirty feet in height. These cones the Indians called ovens, and in many of them is heard even now a subterranean noise resembling that of water briskly boiling.
Out of a great chasm in the midst of these ovens there were thrown up six larger elevations, the highest being 1,600 feet above the level of the plain, and now constituting the principal volcano of Jorullo, which has a regular volcanic crater, whence have been thrown up great quantities of stones and lava containing fragments of older rocks. The ashes emitted from the volcano were thrown to an immense distance, some of them having fallen on the houses at Queretaro, 150 miles from Jorullo.

How privileged were the men who saw one of these upheavals of the Earth’s crust! And though but a small matter compared with the rising of mountain-chains, yet it must have been strikingly grand to see a mountain springing up from the level ground, with all the attendant phenomena; and if they were believers in Revelation, how it must have convinced them of the truthfulness of the Biblical story, and the great power of the Creator in ordaining laws which should bring about similar results to those related by Moses!’ …
(from: Moses and Geology, page 98)

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Brimstone [2012]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood,  79 x 85 x 10cm
(private collection, Boston, Massachusetts, United States)

Fire and Brimstone is an idiomatic expression of signs of God’s wrath in the Bible. It can also refer to a style of Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of judgment and eternal damnation to encourage repentance. Brimstone is another name for sulphur.


A body of work produced for the Phasmid exhibition at Ambach & Rice in Los Angeles, California in 2013.
The Phasmid or Phasmatodea are an order of insects commonly known as stick insects. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom.

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Cold Storage [2013]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood,  194 x 132 x 15cm
(corporate collection, Houston, Texas, United States)

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Fm3m/Salt [2013]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 191 x 170 x 15cm
(private collection, Madrid, Spain)

Crystals of common salt (also known as rock salt, halite or sodium chloride) are cuboid in shape. In other words they are made up of rectangular slabs with right-angled corners. The shape arises because, at a molecular level, the sodium and chlorine ions are spaced on a regular cubic grid or ‘lattice’. The crystals belong to the cubic system (one of 7 main crystal systems), and more specifically to a symmetry class identified by the international symbol Fm3m (one of over 200 possible space groups).

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Cyclotron [2013]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 315 x 109 x 15cm in two parts.
(private collection, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece)

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Type Stack (BENWAY) [2013]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood,  144 x 142 x 16cm.
(private collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Rounds [2013]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 111 x 167 x 14cm.
(private collection, Delft, Netherlands)


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