What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath

Working with the land as well as working with junk metal, I think about decomposing matter and waste, and about the hidden life that takes place under our feet and how it’s impacted by human by-products. Birthed from these wonderings, I built tentacles, exploring the imaginative visions of something underground rising up from the soil. A playful monstrous surprise? A conglomeration of earth’s raw materials? The soils revenge?

Plante Butterfly
Plante Butterfly

Would a planet covered in butterflies be a peaceful place? This is a very small planet, 3.5' diameter, so I like to think a planet of this size covered in butterflies is a peaceful space.

Thanes Sunflowers
Thanes Sunflowers

Three large sunflowers, made from old farm parts, grow up the wall of this Centennial Farm House in Kirk, CO.

Egg of Gargantuan Butterfly
Egg of Gargantuan Butterfly

When this giant caterpillar emerges, let’s hope it can find enough to eat to avoid a life of mushroom - sitting and hookah - smoking.

A Beetle
A Beetle

One out of every four animals is a beetle. When you approach this beetle, consider that some of the bigger species of beetle have been known to eat small birds and mammals and can eat their body weight in food daily. This beetle weighs 212 lbs.

Beetle Eggs
Beetle Eggs

Insect eggs are intricately beautiful. The metal sheets I used to build these were wonderfully rusted before I got to them. This is my intersection of exciting discoveries.

Ambitious Dung Beetle
Ambitious Dung Beetle

The heroic dung beetle. Go dung beetle go!

Water Drop
Water Drop

Playing with friends inside a water droplet; dreams do come true.

Flight
Flight

Insects are the only group of invertebrates that have evolved wings and flight. Wings help them pollinate plants, which allows for us primates to eat. Thank you insects.

Larval Angst
Larval Angst

Larvae eat as much as possible so they can build up energy for the transition into a beetle. Humans eat insects in 80% of the world's nations. Beetles are the most popular, usually in the larval stage. Take-out, anyone?

Cabinet of Pollinating Curiosities
Cabinet of Pollinating Curiosities

I cut the dickens out of this cabinet my friend found by a dumpster in an alley. Pollinating garbage I'd call it.

Soar
Soar

I'm obsessed with wings. Interesting, considering I'm a fish.