Still Life #9

What If When We Die The Light At The End Of The Tunnel We See Is Just Us Being Pushed Out of Another Vagina?

How Can We Return to Mother Earth, The Womb, When She Is Parched, Dehydrated, Without Fluids And Life Force?


Mixed Media Installation, 50’ X 25’ X 11.5’


Ways of thinking about humankind’s existence on this planet, its experiences and its spirituality, all subject to the relentless march of time____ Bill Viola

Us humans spend most of our lives—surviving—by making sure that we are living life to the fullest.—Or do we?—We grow, we learn to survive and hopefully prosper; we learn skills, gain knowledge, have experiences that form who we are. We strive to succeed at the things we do: work hard to make friends, grow careers, make homes, form communities to provide for and help others. We seek leisure and some of us desire families, so we procreate to continue our legacy. This involves nurturing others and passing along oral and written histories of those before us.

On the one hand this artwork is specifically an homage to my father’s passing. It speaks to aging, death and dying—returning to the womb—to mother earth. Wondering when/where we go—to the ‘other side.’

On the other hand my intention is to create a tone, an environment in which to contemplate and question what is happening to the planet due to us humans causing climate change and wondering how we will all survive, and how long the planet can possibly sustain life as we know it?


Other Projects

Public Art

  1. Living Waters of Larimer, 2012-2016
  2. Permaculture Orchard, 2011
  3. One Mile Garden, 2008—present
  4. WeGrow, 2004-2006
  5. Listen to the South Side, 2000-2004
  6. Nine Mile Run Greenway Project, 1996-2000
  7. Urban Semi-Wilderness Area, 1994-1998
  8. Barletta’s News, 1994
  9. Commemorative Monument to Native Americans, 1993
  10. Water Rites: A Domestic Arrangement, 1991
  11. Monument to the Fall of the Television Evangelists, 1988


  1. Still Life #9
  2. The NEW R5 Travel Agency, 2008
  3. Following in My Father’s Footsteps, 2003
  4. An Island For 2 Axe Heads, A String..., 1996
  5. Eco-Mobile Home/Office Entertainment System, 1993
  6. The Persian Gulf Bowl, 1992
  7. As We Turn with the World, 1991
  8. It’s Always Greener on the Greener side, OR..., 1990
  9. The Pantheozone: Temple To The Ozone, 1989


  1. Google Earth Camouflage, A Revision Request, An Ecoart..., 2008
  2. One Tree EcoArt Proposal, 2007
  3. Greening the Andy Warhol Museum: It’s for the..., 2007
  4. 3 Sisters Garden, 2003
  5. Ecotone: A Public Art Proposal for the David..., 2002
  6. Greening Purnell: Site-Specific Sculpture Proposal to Integrate Nature..., 2000