“a moment at the narrows”
A stylized moment, caught within the immediacy of a towering canyon landscape, cool water reflecting erratically concentric rings and arching striations up the bold contours of expressive canyon walls, hundreds of rock feet to rise before tumbling into the immensity of the omniscient blue sky patiently reflecting back from above. Approximately 10,000 square feet of terrazzo artwork incorporating recycled glass and various stone aggregate including marble and local river rock. 
In 2006 i was commissioned through the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture to design two public art installations for the new Phoenix Convention Center. The massive complex includes a monumental installation from internationally renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois as well as fabulous work by Tom Otterness, fellow Arizonan Stephen Farley and others. My work titled “a moment at the narrows”, was inspired by the unique canyon landscapes found across Arizona. In effect the installation becomes a highly stylized landscape reflecting on the aesthetic relationship between sky, water and earth. The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association named it one of North America’s top ten terrazzo projects for 2008.
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“Sanctaruim”
Until recently, stained glass had been reserved for our most sacred and revered locations. By placing this noble art form, even temporarily, in our public spaces, we are acknowledging the importance of these places within our communities, neighborhoods and mental landscapes. My concept for the Scottsdale Public Art belle tower project is essentially to create an abstract sanctuary space within the open-air tower. By engaging public notions of place making the installation is meant as a comment on architectural ornamentation and individual concepts of “sanctuary”. A dynamic experience of subtle color gradations and the sparkle of shifting light dancing through the virtual textures of glass, an exploration of aesthetic possibilities, a visual celebration of random fragmentation.
 
Sanctarium commissioned through Scottsdale Public Art, completion scheduled for late 2012
 
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