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ciimcii : miniature assemblage : sculpture

miniature things have always fascinated me. as a child, it was natural to like objects that fit nicely into my realm. i still remember that sense of wonderment and feeling of intimacy when holding something small and precious in the palm of my hand.

the creation of my work is a meditation on ordering. an obsessive-compulsive arrangement of objects. taking a minimalist approach with dadaist influence, each assemblage conveys a winsome darkness created using items that were found, curated and assembled. they appear as manifested cabinets of curiosities, subconscious memento moris, and hybrid creatures borne out of imaginary realms of strange relics and remains.

the titles of my constructions are taken from fortune cookies. never wanting to discard them, i’ve collected hundreds over the years. the key is to choose the right one. the items used in my assemblages often symbolize greater ideas, so the title becomes as important as the work and lends itself to the interpretation of each.

i started including heart shaped stones in my work because i constantly find them and wanted to share these small tokens...the earth’s own symbolic reminder of love.

the animal and insect fragments serve as reminders of the ephemeral nature of life. these creatures met their fates naturally and found their way to me through friends, family or during walks in the hills of los angeles.

Posts tagged skull

Jun 27 '14

keep it simple. the more you say, the less people remember, 2014

vintage light bulb, bitewing x-ray, rusted spring, stone heart

4 ½ x 2 x 2 inches

Jun 26 '14

everything will now come your way, 2014

antique wedgwood plaque, bakelite handle, stone heart, carved skull

2 ½ x 1 ¾ x 1 ½ inches

Mar 11 '14
don’t take reality too literally, 2014
mummified baby mouse, vintage carved wax skull, butterfly wings, rat tail skin, lamp finial, stone heart, brass tack
2 x 2 x 2 inches

don’t take reality too literally, 2014

mummified baby mouse, vintage carved wax skull, butterfly wings, rat tail skin, lamp finial, stone heart, brass tack

2 x 2 x 2 inches

Feb 27 '14
little rituals will help you achieve greatness, 2014
vintage printers block, ant encased in acrylic marble, carved jet skull, rat tooth, stone heart
3 x 1 ⅝ x 1 inches

little rituals will help you achieve greatness, 2014

vintage printers block, ant encased in acrylic marble, carved jet skull, rat tooth, stone heart

3 x 1  x 1 inches

Jan 1 '13

good sense is the master of human life, 2013

plastic doll hand, wax skull, stone heart, antique etched bone inlaid on wood, vintage leather

1 ¾ x 1 ¾ x ¾ inches

Oct 4 '12

it is very possible that you will achieve greatness in your lifetime, 2012

small bird skull, snake vertebrae, rhinestones, pill-bug, paper butterfly, pin, stone heart, vintage ormolu box

1 ½ x 1 x 2 inches

2 ¾ x 3 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches

Oct 3 '12

keep the promises that you make, 2012

vintage carved wax skull, miniature lock, stone heart, rusty nail

2 x ¾ x 1 inches

Jun 1 '12

stay close to your inner self, you will benefit in many ways, 2012

found small animal skull, stone hearts, snake rib bones, cast silver leaf, jade scarab, vintage leather, metal element

5 x 6 x 6 inches

May 29 '12
your thoughts are highly regarded, 2012
found bird skull and vertebrae, antique cast metal shell, stone heart, acrylic leaf, vintage leather, antique wooden frame
5 x 5 x 2 inches

your thoughts are highly regarded, 2012

found bird skull and vertebrae, antique cast metal shell, stone heart, acrylic leaf, vintage leather, antique wooden frame

5 x 5 x 2 inches

Feb 20 '12

things are not always what they seem, 2011

antique bone element, glass eye, found fur and feathers, antique wooden stand, vintage leather

2 ½ x ½ x 1 ⅛ inches

Feb 15 '12
in the end all things will be known, 2011
antique miniature compass, stone hearts, cast skull, antique carved bone bead
1 ⅛ x 1 ½ x 1 inches

in the end all things will be known, 2011

antique miniature compass, stone hearts, cast skull, antique carved bone bead

1 ⅛ x 1 ½ x 1 inches

Feb 15 '12
well arranged time is a good sign of a well arranged mind, 2011
watch parts, cast skull, stone heart, porcelain plaque in wooden frame
4 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ inches

well arranged time is a good sign of a well arranged mind, 2011

watch parts, cast skull, stone heart, porcelain plaque in wooden frame

4 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ inches

Feb 13 '12
our first and last love is self love, 2011
stone heart, metal ornament, antique etched bone inlaid on wood, vintage leather, glass shard, wood
2 x 1 ¼ x 1 ½ inches

our first and last love is self love, 2011

stone heart, metal ornament, antique etched bone inlaid on wood, vintage leather, glass shard, wood

2 x 1 ¼ x 1 ½ inches

Feb 12 '12
simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought, 2011
mirror, cast skull, 18th century painting scrap, antique wooden frame
5 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches

simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought, 2011

mirror, cast skull, 18th century painting scrap, antique wooden frame

5 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches