Fine Artist. I am a multi-mediums artist working in painting, sculpture, and printmaking.
I first model the piece in clay and then cast the clay into bronze in my studio foundry. The colors are a patina using both pigments and acids burned onto the bronze. I am also casting pieces in paper, using the thousands of letters received through the Prisoner Express project in which I volunteer as art director.
Night Mutiny: This sculpture is paper cast from the letters of prisoners on San Quentin death row. The letters were given to me from PAFA alum Nancy Brandt who worked as a lawyer with these prisoners. I chose the title as Night is the time of death for death row prisoners and Mutiny because the death penalty seems as a rebellion against a higher order of compassion; forcing to wonder what would compassionate accountability look like?
I’m reading them again, the ones you didn’t burn: Paper cast from letters of prisoners, 70x36x24″
I’m reading them again….detail
Born in a diaspora, cast paper from letters of prisoners, 42x36x16″
Born in a diaspora, detail
Sky bromes water and water is known by thirst, 46x20x20 paper cast from letters of prisoners
Sky becomes water and water is known by thirst, paper cast from letters of prisoners
When you wake, you will have cake – series of 350-50 lamb heads, each head is 12″x12″x12″ – paper cast from letters of prisoners
When you wake, you will have cake, single portrait, paper cast from letters of prisoners
When you wake, you will have cake, single head of many, paper cast from letters of prisoners
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Treacy, we thoroughly enjoyed your exhibit at the Erie Art Museum.
Dear Allen, Thanks so much for your comment and for taking the time to see the exhibition! (Right now I’m at the museum doing an interview with Roman Glass (staff) for the museum’s Facebook page.)