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The View from Pelican House January 8, 2015 1 Comment

      Some Thoughts on Beauty– Shells, all kinds, broken, whole, barnacled–all of them The ocean and how it never fails to open my heart, wave upon wave A basketball pass completed from one running girl to another across the entire court The moon A mackerel sky, a butter milk sky, almost any sunset […]

Markers of Time March 15, 2014 No Comments

I have a lot of bottle caps and jar lids.  A LOT.  I stopped even attempting to keep track at around 100,000 or so.  10 or so friends and family collected them for me for about 10 years.  I stopped when I could not store any more.  Clearly I had enough to tell the story, […]

The Fox January 29, 2014 No Comments

“The size of the place that one becomes a member of is limited only by the size of one’s heart.” ― Gary Snyder “Though both the red fox and the gray fox live in North Carolina today, the gray fox is the state’s only native fox species. The gray fox is slightly smaller than the […]

What Is Mr. Duke Thinking? September 25, 2013 No Comments

Last Friday, on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC, I made a super hero cape for James B. Duke, himself.  This happened while students built “Fort Duke” out of used move-in boxes in a successful attempt to break a world record.  All of this was a big kick-off for Duke’s Fall Arts Festival […]

Home September 1, 2013 2 Comments

  HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS–Pliny the Elder I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell […]

PURIFIED: A River In the Desert June 19, 2013 1 Comment

Saturday evening I returned home from Odessa, Texas where I spent last week constructing my newest show, PURIFIED: A River In The Desert.  This installation, at the Ellen Noel Museum of Art, is made of 10,000 plastic water bottles collected by the museum’s small and dedicated staff, led by Curator of Education Doylene Land.  Being […]

Mushrooms June 6, 2013 No Comments

  “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  ― Richard Buckminster Fuller “Find a problem, not an idea.  Then solve the problem.”  Burt Swersey, professor, Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute Since late February my world has been a rapid stream of residencies, workshops, shows, and installations. […]

“If I Had Wings….” May 8, 2013 No Comments

  The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. -Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama of Tibet) It is a sunny morning on the North Carolina coast. I hear the sound of the ocean and I hear birds.  Birds chirping, birds peeping, […]

STREAMING: New Art Out of Old Bottles September 27, 2012 No Comments

STREAMING: NEW ART OUT OF OLD BOTTLES opened at the Gregg Museum of Art And Design at North Carolina State University  in Raleigh, NC–September 27, 2012.  This show will be up until Mid December 2012. Below is the statement I wrote for the show: Most plastic is used only once yet lasts forever.  In the […]

STUFF: Where does it come from and where does it go? April 11, 2012 3 Comments

In the United States we buy stuff all of the time, and are very often not responsible for where it goes when we are finished with it.  I look in trash cans all of the time.  In a way, as an environmental artist, I consider it my job.  This is what I know, just by […]