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These common household objects--a light bulb, a pill bottle, a paper wad--are transformed by being cast.

The process is much like photography. The object makes an impression, and the resulting cast bears a one-to-one physical relationship with the original, like light that bounces off a subject then through a lens to make a facsimile.

And the choice of everyday subject matter raises the ordinary to a higher level of scrutiny and reverence. It's as if our lives were being excavated eons from now in an archaeological dig, perhaps after an apocalyptic event, and these traces are what is discovered.

What do they say about us, and the daily lives we led, the things that mattered to us and that we held in our hands?

Glass, resin, cement, steel, aluminum, mixed media.


To see "Hybrids" click here.


To see cyanotyes of "Blue Relics" click here.


To see more light bulbs, click here.

To see more mouses, click here.