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Public Art Practice

The focus of my public art is defining the site with a cultural and historical reference that resonates with the local community. The concepts of Creative Placemaking are integral to my work. Two public art projects have received a Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Awards for Public Art. The first award was in 2008.  I was a design team member with Dayo Adelaja, Sylvester Collier and Adolfo R. Gonzalez for the sculpture "Ancestral Gateway." The second award was in 2011 for "Flourish", a cultural urban trail consisting of twelve sidewalk enhancements along the Cultural Corridor. I have completed 9 public art projects to date.

Meadow of Barbs

References the site's history, 102 acres of alfalfa and the loss of the area's pastures and fields by encroaching development. Also references the historical ranchers perspective: Fence it, brand it and claim it. Barb wire is iconic to the wild, wild west's mystique. There are 580 barb wire patents and over 2000 known types. The first patent was in 1867. Barb wire is still in production and utilized by contemporary ranchers in Nevada. Barb wire is now considered a collectible.