Pyxis AwryXIV", riverstone/pigmented and sealed steel,, 4.5"h x16"w x8"d (11 x 40 x 20cm)


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.