Pyxis AwryXVII", riverstone/pigmented and sealed steel,, 8.5"h x8"w x6"d (21h x 20wx 15d cm)
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 is raise questions as to personal (or a group) decisions/courses of action and
shed light on the resulting consequences, whether they are personal, political, environmental.