A Spire • 2020
A Spire • 2020

Approximately 12' tall. Other dimensions vary. A slender tree trunk treated with black and red stain and topped with a burnt wood grape is supported by a surveyors tripod.

A Rest • 2020
A Rest • 2020

80" h. x 32"w. x 20". The stock of a shattered musket is attached to a wood pitchfork by a pipe clamp and wire wrapping. This construction leans on a tripod composed of three oak yokes.

Level Best Extended • 2013-2020
Level Best Extended • 2013-2020

10' tall. Other dimensions vary. The trunks of two small trees are joined end to end. Red wax seals the ends of all the cut off tree branches. Atop the trees sits an industrial wood bobbin capped by a file handle. This construction is supported by a wooden photographers tripod.

Shadow 2012
Shadow 2012

60" h x 32" x 32" A full scale replica of a 18th century stone pedestal reproduced in burnt cedar.

Shed Scroll Shed • 2020
Shed Scroll Shed • 2020

15" h x 33" x33". A moose antler is joined to a burnt wooden scroll. Perched on the scroll is a small brass antler. This construction is partially supported by a vintage wood trophy base.

Shed Scroll Shed • 2020 studio
Shed Scroll Shed • 2020 studio

15" h x 33" x33". A moose antler is joined to a burnt wooden scroll. Perched on the scroll is a small brass antler. This construction is partially supported by a vintage wood trophy base.

Beacon with tin Cup • 2020
Beacon with tin Cup • 2020

32" h. x 14" x10". A branch supports several painted wood components - a ring, two bowls and a plate. A white enamel cup acts like a shoe on one of the branches extremities.

Hermit • 2019
Hermit • 2019

A section of tree trunk surrounded by burnt bentwood and supported by a wood bowl.

Hermit and Chandelier
Hermit and Chandelier

Installation of "Hermit" and "Chandelier" at Paul Kuhn Gallery.

Chandelier • 2019
Chandelier • 2019

A collection of small oil cans attached to a steel griddle and hung from the ceiling with a length of chain.

Blue Black Stack • 2019
Blue Black Stack • 2019

A stack of stained and burnt wooden bowls partially enclosed in a glass dome is placed atop an industrial pedestal.

Blue Black Stack • 2019
Blue Black Stack • 2019

Detail of "Blue Black Stack

Base Bowl Brace Beads Branch Bowl
Base Bowl Brace Beads Branch Bowl

2019 • A stack of objects described in the title sits on a wheeled platform.

Base Bowl Brace Beads Branch Bowl
Base Bowl Brace Beads Branch Bowl

Detail of "Base Bowl Brace Beads Branch Bowl" • 2019

Empty Elevated • 2018
Empty Elevated • 2018

36" h x 4' dia. A chipped cast iron cauldron repaired with bronze attachments. This piece originally shown in 1988, has been elevated by placement upon a wooden "X" shaped support.

Empty Elevated and Table Sculpture
Empty Elevated and Table Sculpture

An installation view of "Empty Elevated" and a group of five small sculptures on a narrow table at Paul Kuhn Gallery..

Small Sculptures on Table.
Small Sculptures on Table.

An arrangement of five small sculptures ( Torch, Twine, Spout, Pipe and Dogleg Saucepan) on Table. Installation at Nickle Galleries, 2018.

Torch • 2017
Torch • 2017

23.25" h. x 8.25" dia. A blowtorch and a truncated wooden cane are encased in a glass dome.

Twine • 2017/18
Twine • 2017/18

A cylinder of baling twine is encased in a glass dome. A burnt wooden cane penetrates both the dome and the twine. A wooden stopper sits atop the dome and partially covers a small tag which reads "Pull here"

Spout and Pipe • 2017/18
Spout and Pipe • 2017/18

Spout • 13.25" h x 8.25" dia. A broken spout from a Brown Betty teapot is attached to a piece of natural wood which is displayed on a wooden plant stand. Pipe • 22" h x 11" dia. A white pipe is nestled in a piece of natural wood, which is encased in a glass dome.

Dogleg Saucepan Elevated • 2017/18
Dogleg Saucepan Elevated • 2017/18

Approx. 32" high. A cast iron flange supports a bent branch and an enamel saucepan, A bunch or burnt wood grapes is balanced on the handle of the saucepan. Private collection.

Black White Heavy Light • Bond House • 2018
Black White Heavy Light • Bond House • 2018

Approx. 14' x 4' x 5" Fifty 0ne Ball peen hammers rest on 2" x 3" boards supported by cast iron pipe flanges attached to the wall. 43 of the hammer handles have been burnt with blackened hammer heads, the remaining 18 hammer handles are whitewashed with polished heads.

Black White Heavy Light • 2018
Black White Heavy Light • 2018

Detail of whitewashed hammers.

Breach • 2018
Breach • 2018

Front Piece: 8 'L x 2' w. x 3' h. Two 4x6" fir beams riding on small casters are bolted around a stone slab. On one side of the slab is piled a heap of cement. Extending from the centre of the sculpture is a 2 x 2" board which supports a small burnt and washed piece of driftwood which acts as a counterweight. Wall Piece: 2' w. 3' h. x 1'd. A heap of cement is laid on a stone slab and covers a portion of some kind of tool.

The Hatstack: 2017
The Hatstack: 2017

Dimensions: approx: 19' high x 28" diameter at centre of base. 33 bronze hats stacked brim to brim and crown to crown with cast cement base. Located at Le Germaine Hotel, 9th. ave. and Centre street S. Calgary, Alberta.

Hatstack detail: 2017
Hatstack detail: 2017

Detail view of Hatstack with base.

Cane Bundle "Dog Toy" • 2016
Cane Bundle "Dog Toy" • 2016

A wooden branch that has been thoroughly chewed by several dogs and a wooden tool handle painted red and yellow are attached to a wooden cane by a wrapping made from a metal measuring tape.

Cane Bundle "Blue Bottle" 2016
Cane Bundle "Blue Bottle" 2016

A spiral portion of small tree or vine is wrapped around a thin white cane with a metal ice grip attached to the bottom. A small blue glass bottle is threaded into the base of the vine.

Cane Bundle "Goose Neck" • 2016
Cane Bundle "Goose Neck" • 2016

A goose neck lamp fixture is attached to the bottom of a wooden cane. There is a wooden handle and ring lodged inside the lamp receptacle. The sculpture is hooked over another wooden handle attached to the wall.

Cane Bundle "Strut on Cane" • 2016
Cane Bundle "Strut on Cane" • 2016

43" h x 5" w x 2.5" d. A partially burnt wooden cane is attached to an aluminum canoe strut painted to resemble birchbark with burnt knob at the bottom. A wooden handle with green paint is passed through a metal conduit bracket and screwed into the wall.

Return to Totem with Duct •  2016
Return to Totem with Duct • 2016

Approx. 7' h x 15 ' w x 2' d. A found warped 2 x 4 is bolted to the wall with galvanized iron pipe flanges. Above the 2 x 4 hangs a handmade galvanized extraction duct plugged by a burnt mallet at one end and a burnt bowl at the other.

Return to Totem with Duct •  2016
Return to Totem with Duct • 2016

Detail of galvanized duct with attachments.

Still Life with Canes
Still Life with Canes

6'6" h x 8' w. x 30" d. The remains of a heavily pruned tree is pinned to a perforated metal table by twelve walking canes. The table is covered in plaster and latex paint. All of the canes with one exception have been burnt. Collection of the Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary.

Object Lessons • 2016
Object Lessons • 2016

Installation view of "Hooped", "Beam, Bowl, Burl" and "Scavenger and Forager" at the Glenbow Museum.

Hooped • 2015
Hooped • 2015

32.5" w. x 24" d. x 30"h. A burnt bentwood chair contained in a metal windsock hoop.

Hooped • 2015
Hooped • 2015

Detail of "Hooped".

Beam, Bowl, Burl • 2015
Beam, Bowl, Burl • 2015

42" h. x 22" w. x 26" Across the top of a reclaimed wood post are laid two burnt wooden canes. The canes support a burl and small burnt bowl. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Plank • 2015/16
Plank • 2015/16

8'8" h. x 16" w. x 15" d. A wooden plank has been partially burnt and adorned with several wooden bars and handles. Attached to one side of the plank is a found handrail made from galvanized pipe.

Dry as a Bone • 2015
Dry as a Bone • 2015

52" h. x 20"w. x 6" d. A cast iron pedestal supports a block of cedar and a smaller block of steel. Resting on the steel block is a small cast bronze bowl containing a twisted wood vine upon which is balanced a sandblasted wood bowl.

Dry as a Bone • 2015
Dry as a Bone • 2015

Detail of "Dry as a Bone".

Good Wood, Bad Wood and a Cane
Good Wood, Bad Wood and a Cane

101"w. 30" h. x 9" d. The trunk of a poplar tree with a partially hollowed burnt interior is pinned to a fir beam with a burnt wooden cane.

Good Wood Bad Wood and a Cane
Good Wood Bad Wood and a Cane

Three quarter view of "Good Wood, Bad Wood and a Cane".

A Proper Walking Stick • 2015
A Proper Walking Stick • 2015

45" h x 24" w x 16" d. A block of wood from a reclaimed fir beam is placed on a metal stool. Leaning against the beam is a piece of burnt driftwood encircled by the hooked portion of a wooden cane. Across the top of the beam is laid a short length of planed and stained wood from which is hung a blue glass bottle. Private Collection.

A Proper Walking Stick • 2015
A Proper Walking Stick • 2015

Alternate view of "A Proper Walking Stick".

Quintet • 2015
Quintet • 2015

59" h. x 15" w. x 13"d. A sculpture comprised of a heavy steel bracket bolted to a partially burnt laminated wooden slab and a sturdy branch to which is attached a green file handle and a trowel. The construction is placed on a two legged burnt pedestal.

Quintet • 2015
Quintet • 2015

Detail view of "Quintet".

Quintet • 2015
Quintet • 2015

Alternate view of "Quintet".

Anchor • 2015
Anchor • 2015

A short wooden beam which sits at an angle on the floor supports two canes and various copper, steel and wooden plugs. The sculpture can be tilted to feature one side or the other.

Anchor • 2015
Anchor • 2015

View of "Anchor" tilted to display the other side.

Warsaw Axe • 2015
Warsaw Axe • 2015

17" h. x 21"w. x 7"d. A fireman's axe held in place with a magnet is balanced atop a painted steel compressed air canister. Private collection.

Warsaw Axe • 2015
Warsaw Axe • 2015

"Warsaw Axe" installation at Paul Kuhn Gallery.

A Proper Trowel • 2015
A Proper Trowel • 2015

26" h. x 19"w. x 5"d. A trowel is placed atop a cottonwood branch which is connected to a yellow propane canister.

Underwood • 2015
Underwood • 2015

35"h x 70"w. x 16"d. "Underwood" aka "Underbrush" and "Crotch". A bentwood chair sits atop a network of branches. A second chair of similar design but missing the seat, sits over the crotch of a double tree trunk whose top surfaces have been stained different colours.