Artifacts

Walking through the woods and fields in Vermont as a child I would find old arrow heads and rusted farm equipment. It was fascinating to see objects of another time, artifacts left behind. Now, by searching through scrap yards I find lost or forgotten objects. Corroded from human neglect these forgotten objects begin to regress to their natural states. After composing the shapes, I fossilize these lost objects by casting them into concrete. The resulting panels tell a story of man, nature, and technology and put a magnifying glass on a society so layered that we can often not identify objects produced by our own culture.

It is not the fault of the iron, but a virtue, to be so fond of getting rusted, for in that condition it fulfills its most important functions in the universe, and most kindly duties to mankind.
— John Ruskin, On Art and Life