Implements of knowledge, 1992: wooden tool handles, books, oil paint; dimensions variable (the largest one is about five feet long).
Circular Time, 1990: books, oil paint, wood, applied metal leaf, 30 inches in diameter. Different kinds of time are represented: these 'texts' include Midwatergate, Early Cretaceous, T'ang, Late Prohibition, Before, and many others.
Kinderschule, 1992: books, oil paint, altered chairs, used children's clothing, red yarn. Approximately 10 feet in diameter
1989 (Cultural Reliquary), 1989: window, book, applied text, brass numbers, chain. 28 x 17 x 3 inches. Text:
You will have to imagine what was here. No one saw it coming: the fear and rage got out of control when everyone and everything began to fail, run out, or die. Loss followed scandal; greed resulted in disintegration. For the revolution to succeed, some believed that a sacrifice had to be made. Before we knew it, almost everything was gone.
Old Science, 1992: books, glass, applied text, wood, velvet, 40 x 80 x 32 inches. On the inside of the book sculptures, facing the 'crystal ball,' there are five words, one on each: Health, Fame, Wealth, Respect, and Happiness.
Angelology, 1993: beeswax, 22 x 60 x 8 inches. The clothes that angels would wear if they had bodies-- which they don't.
Ghost Books, 1992: books, oil paint, ink, glass, steel, 10 feet x 6 feet x 20 inches
Time heals all wounds, 1992: windows, blackboard, oil paint, applied text & images, 93 x 44 x 9 inches. Text:
Just as a Tree grows over the place where a branch has broken off, bones & skin almost always reknit if wrapped in a bandage’s Comforting Embrace. Some parts, though, unmapped in any Anatomical Guide, are harder to restore: even with the patient aid of skilled hands. No incision will ever reveal the Bruised Core of hatred, vena cava of Desire. No machine will ever take a picture of the Organ that plays old memories of grief.
Time heals all wounds, Detail
His Story, 1993: lumber saw, applied text, 60 x 11 x 7 inches. The words are Veni, Vidi, Vinci-- I came, I saw, I conquered.-- Julius Caesar.
Trophy: Harlequin, 1992: books, oil paint, applied gold leaf titles, brass sconces, horns. These fictional Harlequin romance novel titles/authors include: Savage Capture, by Marabel Morgan; Heart Rustler, by Nancy Reagan; and Minx, by Camille Paglia
Three Baroque Hourglasses, 1993: glass, fabric, wood; 18"x 43 x 10 inches. L to r: Henry of Navarre, Montaigne, Erasmus.
Installation shot, SECA exhibition, 1992, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Character Study, 1990: books, oil paint, wood, 140" x 70" x 5". 26 book ‘characters’ imply both letters and individuals; the ‘skin’ of the book pieces is painted like—skin.