Hat Muir Woods – movement of the branches
Hat Muir Woods – movement of the branches

$850

inspired by John Muir and William Kent

copper, brass, redwood, patina

5" h x 12" w x 12" d

2013

 Hat woven of brass and copper with redwood ornamentation. Traditional basket weaving techniques were used. Inspired by Muir Woods National Monument. Designed in the style worn by John Muir and William Kent early 20th century. (Muir, an author, contemplated man's relationship to nature, concluding that all life forms have inherent significance and the right to exist. William Kent bought the land to save it from destruction. Red wood purchased at the monument. Incorporated as on of the leaves on the California redwoods.)

(detail) Hat Muir Woods – movement of the branches
(detail) Hat Muir Woods – movement of the branches

$850

inspired by John Muir and William Kent

copper, brass, redwood, patina

5" h x 12" w x 12" d

2013

Hat woven of brass and copper with redwood ornamentation. Traditional basket weaving techniques were used. Inspired by Muir Woods National Monument. Designed in the style worn by John Muir and William Kent early 20th century. (Muir, an author, contemplated man's relationship to nature, concluding that all life forms have inherent significance and the right to exist. William Kent bought the land to save it from destruction. Red wood purchased at the monument. Incorporated as on of the leaves on the California redwoods.)

Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland –  inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”
Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland – inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”

$1500

copper, enamel, silver foil, glass, mesh, patina

5" h x 6" w x 6" d

2014

Tam O'Shanter was a character in Robert Burns poem by the same name. He lived and worked in Edinburgh where the natural outcropping Arthur's seat is located. This complex interpretation of the Tam has many different techniques including pierce, etch, enamel and glass work. The hat removes from the stand.

Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland –  inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”
Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland – inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”

top view

Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland –  inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”
Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland – inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”

detail, stand and hat seperated

Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland –  inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”
Tam – Arthur's Seat, Scotland – inspired by Robert Burns “Tam O’Shanter”

bottom view, fused glass and mesh

The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England –  Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin
The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England – Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin

$4200.00

copper, brass, bronze, steel, leather, magnets, patina, enamel paint

80" h  x 19"w  x 29"d

2013

This impressive sculpture stands 80" tall and takes control of the conversation. Aira Force, falls and meadows in northern England inspires art and literature alike.  Both men were so inspired by the natural beauty they wrote extensively. Many of their words are incorporated into the work as text. the base is an oversized book.

Close up of the book that doubles as a stand, 24" h x 18" w x 2" d, it looks like an old fashioned atlas with a genuine leather laser etched label. Very elegant.

Top hat on top of the sculpture is inspired by William Wordsworth’s poem Daffodils while he lived in Grasmere, England. The meadows above the falls are an amazing color green with lovely fences and small brooks. His words are etch/stamped into the "water" falling to the Ruskin hat below.  It is part of the work The Falls.

Top hat at the bottom is inspired by John Ruskin's writings while he lived at Coniston Water, England. I was so impressed by the waterfall and surrounding trees I gave the hat hyper detail of the roots like Ruskin would have noticed.

(side view) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England –  Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin
(side view) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England – Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin

$4200.00

copper, brass, bronze, steel, leather, magnets, patina, enamel paint

80" h  x 19"w  x 29"d

2013

 

(detail top) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England –  Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin
(detail top) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England – Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin

Primarily brass, copper and enamel coated knit wire, secured to stand, yet removable.

Full size man's hat, falling water elements are removable and movable. the color is indicative of the meadows above the falls and the band represents the stone walls scattered across England.

Close up-top hat inspired by William Wordsworth’s poem Daffodils while he lived in Grasmere, England. The meadows above the falls are an amazing color green with lovely fences and small brooks. His words are etch/stamped into the "water" falling to the Ruskin hat below.  It is part of the work The Falls.

(detail bottom) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England –  Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin
(detail bottom) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England – Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin

Close up-top hat inspired by John Ruskin's writings while he lived at Coniston Water, England. I was so impressed by the waterfall and surrounding trees I gave the hat hyper detail of the roots like Ruskin would have noticed.

Close up of the book that doubles as a stand, 24" h x 18" w x 2" d, it looks like an old fashioned atlas with a genuine leather laser etched label. Very elegant.

(detail bottom) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England –  Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin
(detail bottom) The Falls – Lakes District National Monument, England – Inspired by William Wordsworth and John Ruskin

This hat is primarily copper with brass rivets, bronze cast elements, glass bottom insert and etched hat band finished with patinas and heavily textured.

Full size man's hat with cut out shape on top and glass bottom to represent the pool at the bottom of the falls.

Close up-top hat inspired by John Ruskin's writings while he lived at Coniston Water, England. I was so impressed by the waterfall and surrounding trees I gave the hat hyper detail of the roots like Ruskin would have noticed.

Close up of the book that doubles as a stand, 24" h x 18" w x 2" d, it looks like an old fashioned atlas with a genuine leather laser etched label. Very elegant.