'Teardrop of Earth's Memory' Cast Iron, Volcanic Rock, New Mexico. 2003
Magically, a broom is a wand. In dreams, brooms and brushes can have a similar meaning in that they clear a spiritual space of negativity in preparation for changes to be made. The idea of clearing or cleansing is as important on a psychological level as it is on the spiritual.
I became fascinated with the common broom when working late in my studio one
night. It was a full moon and the broom just leaning there in the corner took on a metaphysical
presence. This led to the investigation of taking an ordinary object through the
transformative process of casting in metal. I am investigating what it is that imbues an inanimate object with a hidden presence. Iron, copper and aluminum all have their own associations to magic as well, each cast broom tells a story and holds a memory.
|'Katrina Broom' Cast Iron, New Orleans 2001|
|'Stick Broom' Cast Iron|
'Lassoing the Moon' Cast Aluminum
|'Rapunzel' Cast Iron, Santa Fe 2006|
|'Brush Broom' Cast Iron, Museum of Steel Sculpture, UK 2005|
|'Chinese Broom' Cast Copper, New Mexico 2007|
|'Chinese Broom with Seed' Cast Copper, New Mexico 2007|
|'Wand' Cast Iron and Copper, 2009|
'Magic Broom Series' : 2001 - Present