"PYXIS AWRY 2021 (plunge -blackbuck II)", 2/2021, bronze, "7.5h x18"w x8"d (19h x 46w x 20d cm)


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Pyxis is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for a mariner's compass   Pyxis is completely visible in latitudes south of 53 degrees north from January through March.

awry  1 : in a turned or twisted position or direction: askew      2 : off the correct or expected course: amiss

The works in this series feature a “vessel” form - historically understood in art and literature as a

symbol or metaphor for the self, a group of people, human kind. If the vessel's compass is awry it will likely end up adrift, untethered, off course.

My intent with this series is raise questions/search for answers relative to personal (or a group) decisions or courses of action and

shed light on the resulting consequences, whether they are personal, political, environmental.


Black Buck | MT Ranch

Black Buck Antelope

Last part of the sub-title derives from the cast bronze section

of black buck antelope horn used in this peice.




fabrication Feb 2021

stainless threaded rod for extra fastening security - subsequently cut down and welded over