Disappointment 1

Disappointment 1

2011 I have some “lost years,” because of deaths and raising small children. Because of that, I felt that I hadn’t achieved as much as I thought I would have by that age. Both medals say, “I expected more of myself by now.” Disappointment 1 has a bronze medal made...
Never Recovered

Never Recovered

2011 Reprinted from All Things Metal Clay. The long-awaited “third medal” is done. This has been years in the making. First I found the broken auto glass in the street (that’s in the center of the medal, captured in epoxy resin) and I scooped some up and put it in an...
The Society of Mothers of Dead Babies

The Society of Mothers of Dead Babies

2006 I was interviewed about this piece in Studio PMC by Suzanne Wade* and probably spoke most eloquently about it then. Briefly, about the origins of the piece. There was a call for entries that Tim McCreight wrote for a show called “Secret Identities.” I designed...
Anti-War Medal/Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye

Anti-War Medal/Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye

2007 Reprinted from All Things Metal Clay: My anti-war medal was in the Anti-War Medal Show at Gallery I/O in New Orleans. It says, “All Gave Some.” The title of the piece is “Why Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye,” a reference to the Civil War Era Song. The sheet music I have...