the taxonomy series

tax·on·o·my:  noun

 

1.  the science or technique of classification.

 

2.  Biology. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms.

 

My taxonomy series is a collection of pieces that are influenced by plant and animal forms and the hybridization of those forms.  Some are wearable, some aren’t.

 

 

 

 

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taxonomy:  Ripley

2006

1’6”x8”, dimensions vary
copper with an ammonia patina, copper with a liver of sulfur patina, gessoed copper, silver, amber

Another worn object, taxonomy:  Ripley references Aliens and Babylon 5 while maintaining a “fairy princess” feel.  This piece hybridizes both butterfly and mosquito forms to create a neckpiece that acts as armor and ornament.

 

 

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taxonomy:  Newt

2006
5”x3”
copper with an ammonia patina, handmade cotton paper, yarn

Aside from being a worn object, taxonomy:  Newt is part of process series in which, before the “arms” of the piece were soldered together, cotton replicas were cast to create paper Newts.  These pieces combine aspects of both spiders and orchids to create a grotesque hybrid form which references by name, as well as the piece’s sense of skittering motion, Aliens.

 

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taxonomy:  Paper Newt

2006
cast cotton paper, fiber, ammonia patinaed copper mesh

 

 

 

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taxonomy:  Audrey III

2006

10”x6”x6”

ammonia and kosher salt fumed copper, liver of sulfur colored copper, crochet thread, fake fur, gesso, gouache, computer paper, words, acrylic polymer medium

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