It’s been a while since I posted an update and a year and a half since my unfortunate accident. I am pleased to say that I am doing really well. I walk an hour each day, work out at the gym 3 times a week and continue to do my PT exercises. This has been a delightful summer despite record high temperatures.
I am also doing well artistically. Most of July was spent getting ready for my September 3-25 solo show at Detroit Contemporary Gallery, located in mid-town Detroit. The show is a retrospective with 40 pieces from 3 series. The emphasis of the show focuses on my most recent series, Endangered. You can check out these sculptures under the Collection tab.
My most recent sculpture is the Piping Plover. I’m posting an in-progress studio shot. Professional pics of the Plover are currently in the works and will be posted in a few weeks. The sculpture is 5″x15″x7″ and is primarily made of painted, found wood and sea shells.
The Great Lakes Piping Plover
The Plover is federally registered as an endangered species. It’s known to nest along the Great Lakes and predominantly at the Sleeping Bear Dunes shorelines. They lay their eggs in the open, on pebbly beaches making them vulnerable to predators such as crows, raccoons, falcons, dogs, and humans. In 2021 there were only 35 nesting pairs. Climate change induced sea level rise also threatens the Plover, especially where natural barrier beach dynamics are impeded.