"PYXIS AWRY 2021 (plunge-at rest: for P.HB.)", 2/2021, bronze, 22"h x10"w x11"d (56h x 25w x 28d 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  

It 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.






inscription - underside of base plate

For P.HB. - 1943-2020


Boats in storage at Hornbeck Boats.

    Hornbeck boats storage in nearby Olmsteadville, NY 


sculpture fabrication early march 2021