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I am curious about the narratives embedded in relics and objects and how “things” and “materials” are containers for histories. I question how relics tell a story, how changing materials (i.e. leather to bronze), and how altering fabrication methods (i.e., manual vs. robotic), alters meaning. With the ultimate form becoming wood, cast metal sculptures, and printed words, I am going after that which is considered golden, precious, impermanent, and irreplaceable as in the athlete’s body, accessories, and personal stories. These works include sculptures and a nonfiction book of stories, relics and images linked through the sport of boxing. Some examples include 3D-scanned and CNC (computer-numeric-control) routed wood sculptures based on HAE's boxing shoes from the prestigious 1939 Golden Gloves competition.

HAE Boxing Shoe (Right/Half)
Cast Bronze
2.5" h x 8.25" w x 1.25" d
2016
HAE Boxing Shoe (Right)
Cast Bronze
8" h x 2.5" w x 2.5" d
2016
HAE Boxing Shoe (Left/Heavy)
Cast Bronze
8" h x 2.5" w x 2" d
2016
HAE Boxing Shoe (Left/Aluminum)
Cast Aluminum
8" h x 2.5" w x 2.5" d
2016
HAE Boxing Shoe (Left/Aluminum)
Cast Aluminum
8" h x 2.5" w x 2.5" d
2016
HAE Boxing Glove
Cast Aluminum
8" h x 6" w x 3" d
2016
HAE Boxing Glove
Cast Aluminum
8" h x 6" w x 3" d
2016
HAE Boxing Glove and Shoes
Cast Aluminum and Bronze
Largest is 8" h x 6" w x 3" d, Smallest is 2.5" h x 8.25" w x 1.25" d
2016
HAE Golden Gloves 1939
Acrylic on canvas
72" h x 40.5" w
2016
HAE and 1939 Boxers Sitting
Acrylic on Canvas
82" h x 58" w
2016
HAE and 1939 Boxers Sitting (abstracted)
Fluid Acrylic on Canvas
41" h x 30.5" w
2016
HAE and 1939 Boxers Walking Arm-in-Arm
Latex house paint on canvas
34" h x 45" w
2016