"PYXIS AWRY 2021 (plunge-at rest: for P.HB.)", 2/2021, bronze, 22"h x10"w x11"d (56h x 25w x 28d cm)
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
Hornbeck boats storage in nearby Olmsteadville, NY
sculpture fabrication early march 2021