Statement

A recurring theme in my work is the worship of religious icons, particularly Our Lady of Czestochowa. The original icon in Czestochowa, Poland bears scars from the sacking of the church during the many wars the country endured as it fought partitioning and absorption by surrounding countries. Its face and hands are stained brown from constant veneration by besieged but faithful worshippers. I perceive this icon as a reflection of the enduring devotion and faith of a culture living in a constant state of siege and turmoil. My work contemplates the parallels of past historic conflict and contemporary global crisis.

Our Lady of Czestochowa Pray For Us (back)
2019
Ceramic, glass, metal
NFS
12" h x 8" w x 4" d
Raku fired stoneware, glass decal in fused glass, Murano glass, fused reclaimed wire glass, metal.
Our Lady of Czestochowa Pray For Us (front)
2019
Ceramic, glass, metal
NFS
12" h x 8" w x 4" d
Raku fired stoneware, glass decal in fused glass, Murano glass, fused reclaimed wire glass, metal.
Our Lady of Mercy, Pray for Us (front)
2019
Fused glass with waxed metal inclusions
NFS
12" h x 8"w x 4" d
Raku fired stoneware, glass decals in fused glass, reclaimed wire glass, metal.
Our Lady of Mercy, Pray for Us (front)
2019
Fused glass with waxed metal inclusions
NFS
12" h x 8"w x 4" d
Raku fired stoneware, glass decals in fused glass, reclaimed wire glass, metal.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for Us (front)
2019
Fused glass with waxed metal inclusions
BUY
$100.00
6" h x 4" w x .25" d
Glass decals in fused glass with waxed metal and glass inclusions.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for Us (back)
2019
Fused glass with waxed metal inclusions
BUY
$100.00
6" h x 4" w x .25" d
Glass decals in fused glass with metal and glass inclusions.
St Agatha, Patron Saint of Breast Cancer (front)
2019
Ceramic, fused glass, metal
BUY
$100.00
4" h x 6" w x .25" d
Raku fired stoneware with fused glass, Murano glass and metal inclusions.
St Agatha, Patron Saint of Breast Cancer (back)
2019
Ceramic, fused glass, metal
BUY
$150.00
4" h x 6" w x .25" d
Raku fired stoneware with fused glass, Murano glass and metal inclusions.
The Narrow Gate 1
2005
Ceramic, ambrotype
BUY
$1,500.00
17" diameter
Raku fired stoneware with ambrotyple glass plate negative addition.
The Narrow Gate 2
2005
Ceramic, ambrotype
BUY
$1,500.00
17" diameter
Raku fired stoneware with ambrotyple glass plate negative addition.
The Narrow Gate 3
2005
Ceramic, ambrotype
BUY
$1,500.00
17" diameter
Raku fired stoneware with ambrotyple glass plate negative addition.
The Narrow Gate 4
2005
Ceramic, ambrotype
BUY
$1,500.00
17" diameter
Raku fired stoneware with ambrotype glass plate negative addition.
Veil of Tears
2006
Ceramic, metal, glass
BUY
$300.00
10"h x 6"w
Raku fired stoneware with metal and glass additions.
Valley of Tears
2006
Ceramic, metal
BUY
$1,000.00
17" diameter
Raku fired stoneware with metal addition.
Mother of Mercy
2004
Ceramic, metal, glass, acrylic
BUY
$350.00
10" diameter
Raku fired stoneware with glass, metal and acrylic additions.
Our Lady of Czestochowa 2
2004
Ceramic
BUY
$350.00
8" diameter
Raku fired stoneware.
Our Lady of Czestochowa 3
2004
Ceramic
$300.00
8" diameter
Raku fired stoneware.
Holy Queen
2004
Ceramic
$300.00
6" diameter
Raku fired stoneware.
Crown of Thorns
2005
Ceramic, metal, glass
$600.00
11.5" h x 6.5" w x 2" d, irregular
Raku fired stoneware with glass and metal additions.
Our Lady of Czestochowa 1
2004
Ceramic
$700.00
6" diameter
Raku fired stoneware.
Mother of God
2004
Ceramic
$300.00
6" diameter
Raku fired stoneware.