By Our Own Hands

This series explores the Anthropocene era, which is the new geological era in which we find ourselves. Each mosaic tackles one characteristic of this new epoch. The series is complementary to and, in fact, encompasses my climate change series (Fiddling While Rome Burns), as climate change is one of the hallmarks of this new age. I invite you to explore the series by clicking on the titles below, and encourage you to read the associated blog posts to learn more about each piece.

Beyond Oceans

Materials: Stained glass, smalti, plastic cutlery, shale, limestone, Eramosa marble, mudstone

Size: 10″h x 12″w

Year: 2018

By The Time We Realized

Materials: Concrete, plastic cutlery, aluminum (Coke can)

Size: 12.5″h x 10″w

Year: 2018


Materials: Various contributions from 71 people from all around the world

Size: 4.5′h x 4′w (approx.)

Year: 2019

Everything We Touch

Materials: Shale, thinset tesserae, can of Spam, can of Budweiser

Size: 28.5″h x 24″w

Year: 2019

For Berta (They Fear Us Because We Are Fearless)

Materials: Shell casings, shale, smalti, stained glass

Size: 16″h x 16″w

Year: 2019

In The Belly Of The Whale

Materials: Plastic

Size: 24″h x 30″w

Year: 2019

In The Red

Materials: Ceramic loon, concrete, thinset tesserae, degraded shells, ceramic (broken oil bottle)

Size: 23″h x 22″w

Year: 2019

Inches From Famine

Materials: Shale, litovi, mortar tesserae, tile, brick, terracotta

Size: 23.5″h x 29″w

Year: 2019

Out of Place

Materials: Driftwood, fish bones, marble, limestone, tinted mortar tesserae

Size: 18″h x 13.5″w

Year: 2020

Surprise Is The New Normal

Materials: Marble, smalti, glass, shell, coral, quartz, desert rose, apophyllite, sea spines, porcupine quills, wire, earphones, USB cable, styrofoam, various plastic, rubber bands, knob and tube, lightbulb, harp string ends

Size: 19.5″h x 13.5″w

Year: 2018

The Three Horsemen

Materials: Slag, lightbulb innards, shale, mortar tesserae, cement, marble, knob and tube, earphones, red dog, limestone, brick, architectural glass, ceramic, smalti, circuit board, resistors, coal, hard rubber, gears

Size: 22″ diameter (approx.)

Year: 2018

Then They Took The Mountains

Materials: Smalti, marble, sandstone, limestone, shale, schist, calcite, petrified wood

Size: 23″h x 22″w

Year: 2019

We Were Here Now

Materials: Plastic, metal, concrete, mortar, ceramic, coal, red dog, limestone, shale

Size: 22.5″h x 16″w

Year: 2018

Work Less To Live Better

Materials: Marble, limestone, gold smalti

Size: 11″h x 8.5″w (x 4)

Year: 2019