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Flame Tempered
Flame Tempered (Detail)
Slugger
Plunge
Plunge (Detail)
Slugger
A Portrait of Julio
Hammer and Nail

Flame Tempered

 

Ceramic Installation

Dimensions Variable (As Pictured: 6x8x12 feet)

2013

 

With quiet beauty and visual drama, Slugger transforms the everyday objects that were used as weapons in specific gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and hate crime cases. Here I pay special attention to the baseball bat as an American symbol of masculinity, sport and in this case, violent object. 

My large scale installation, Flame Tempered, is an organic configuration of over 70 ceramic baseball bats suspended in mid air. Illuminated with a single bare bulb casting long shadows through out the space, the work is an explosion of drama, perception and emotion. Peggy McGlone, art critic for The Star Ledger in Newark, NJ, recently described the piece as “at once beautiful and intimidating.”

 

 

Flame Tempered (Detail)

Ceramic Installation

Dimensions Variable  

2013 

Slugger

Installation Shot Including Plunge and Flame Tempered

2013

Plunge

Ceramic and Found Chair

30x32x40”

2012

Plunge (Detail)

Ceramic and Found Chair

30x32x40”

2012

Slugger

Installation Shot Including Hammer and Nail  and A Portrait of Julio

2013

A Portrait of Julio

Inkjet Print, Frame and Support

43x62x24 inches

2013

Hammer and Nail

Ceramic and Nail

12x3x2 inches

2012

Flame Tempered
Flame Tempered (Detail)
Slugger
Plunge
Plunge (Detail)
Slugger
A Portrait of Julio
Hammer and Nail