Outdoor

I enjoy using salvaged items in my outdoor art.

I collaborate with a fellow artist, Joe Galas, on larger outdoor installations. Visiting the home of the O’Reilly handrail, Joe and I were looking at design features of the house for guidance, when one of the owners showed us two large sun shaped farm implements that were probably used for ploughing in the past.

They did not know what to do with them in part because their sharp edges seemed so dangerous, so Joe and I covered the sharp prongs with a flat-bar circle and used them as centerpieces in the handrail for their Victorian home.

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Kontek Bench

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Concrete and steel.

This bench was commissioned by Kontek, a Durham, NC-based company, for Durham Central Park. The circular shape was important to the client as it facilitates engagement between all parties sitting on the three benches.

The keys embedded in one of the benches used to open artist studio doors in the old Liberty Warehouse. The pattern in one of the bench legs references the Kontek logo.

This bench is regularly used by patrons of the Farmers Market in Durham Central Park.

Price Guide: $4,900


Zen Bench

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Painted steel and teak.

48”W x 19”H x 15”D

Price Guide: $525

(Purchased for a tranquil garden in Old North Durham)


Hand Rail 1

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Steel and cast iron

In collaboration with Joe Galas.

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This two part handrail, in North Carolina’s Durham Central Park uses salvaged wheels of boilers in a decorative pattern. This work epitomizes how my outdoor art combines form and function.

Price Guide: $1,200



Hand Rail 2

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Steel

In collaboration with Joe Galas.

Using the sculpture in the background as inspiration, Joe and I used forged rings in a variety of sizes to decorate this handrail. This is a two-part handrail in Durham Central Park.

Price Guide: $900


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Arch

Steel and cast iron.

10’H x 6’W

In collaboration with Joe Galas, I constructed this arch using salvaged boiler pipes from the Belt Line Station in Durham, NC. The decorative arch displays agricultural implements while the finials are chimney tops.

This piece can be viewed in Durham Central Park in Durham, NC.

Price Guide: $800


O'Reilly Rail

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Steel and cast iron. 

In collaboration with Joe Galas.

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This commission piece combines the industrial vibe of the former tobacco city of Durham with the Victorian aesthetic of this house in Trinity Park.

Price Guide: $1,800