Grate Spring

Grate Spring Tribute to Brian Mahoney Brian inspired me with his creative Horticultural Concepts and surprised me with “Tete-a-Tete” Daffodils blooming up through my garden grate. click any image to enlarge   Brian commissioned a simulation of a Cleveland Electric Illumination Company Utility Cover for me. ( I was born in Ohio) He also had Read More …

Creation of “Florida Citrus 467-1”

  I purchased oranges from Florida Growers, studied the orange rind texture, saved seeds and the stem ends. I carved oranges from Styrofoam Balls. For the growth cycle, I needed to incorporate seeds,and represent sunlight, soil and water. A fluorescent tube installed behind the Water Grate represented Sunlight. The grate openings were camouflaged with Japanese Ink Float Read More …

Decorative Sculptures

Acquedotto My decorative relief sculptures evolved due to the discovery of three elegant Kuliche Frames replicating rare Museum Period Frames.  What treasures!  They were works of art in themselves. Their gilded antique sculpted forms reminded me of the frames I had seen in the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence.  I had no idea how I could Read More …

Great Wall Medallion

Great Wall Medallion   An artistic monogram on a NYC manhole cover inspired the incorporation of Oriental Calligraphy. The symbols have a universal message of hope and aspirations for life. Chinese monosyllabic translation was chosen because it was brief and would fit around the circumference. All the symbols and letters were carved backwards into the Read More …