7" x 7" x 6", Bronze Bubinga Wood, Brass
This award was commissioned by Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to be presented to Graham Nash of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Crosby, Stills and Nash, for his contributions to conservation and environmental stewardship.
4" x 4" x 7", Iron, Enamel, Brass
This piece was commissioned by the MassArt Alumni Association to be presented to four distinguished alumni.
Toys for Elephants is a design/build class that works with the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA to create enrichment toys for the zoo's two Asian Elephants, Emily and Ruth. Through research, observation, and the knowledge and feedback of the zookeepers, toys were developed based on the Elephants individual behaviors and needs.
This is the process that went into actually making the physical mold out of aluminum to create a modular ice toy for the elephants.
Both rings were created from the same friendship bracelet which was cast in sterling silver.