Cuban Cactus, Bustelo, 2016
       
     
Golden Cactus, 2017
       
     
Paper Spine Cactus, Chinese Bowl, 2017
       
     
Aloe Rose, 2016
       
     
Agave, Chase & Sandborn, 2017
       
     
China Barrel, 2016
       
     
Suprema Caribe, 2016
       
     
El Pico, 2016
       
     
Tahini Barrel, 2016
       
     
Gold Medal Torch, 2016
       
     
La Llave cactus, 2017
       
     
Peyote Bowl, 2017
       
     
Cereus Cactus, 2017
       
     
Scafani Crab, 2017
       
     
Golden Key Peyote, 2017
       
     
Tephro-like Cactus, 2017
       
     
Honeymoon Cactus, 2017
       
     
Grandmother's Agave, 2017
       
     
Cuban Cactus, Bustelo, 2016
       
     
Cuban Cactus, Bustelo, 2016

The CACTI series comes from my long-time interest in the non-object and capturing the memory of a thing. In the merging of two disparate materials, plaster casting and a found object container, there is a beautiful contrast that is created. Ideas of the cacti’s strength and resiliency amid scarcity is unified with vessels signifying prosperity and abundance. Contrary to a cacti’s symbolic durability, the plaster forms made from originally casting clay, are inherently fragile in nature and yet cannot be hurt by neglect of lack of care. 

Golden Cactus, 2017
       
     
Golden Cactus, 2017
Paper Spine Cactus, Chinese Bowl, 2017
       
     
Paper Spine Cactus, Chinese Bowl, 2017
Aloe Rose, 2016
       
     
Aloe Rose, 2016
Agave, Chase & Sandborn, 2017
       
     
Agave, Chase & Sandborn, 2017
China Barrel, 2016
       
     
China Barrel, 2016
Suprema Caribe, 2016
       
     
Suprema Caribe, 2016
El Pico, 2016
       
     
El Pico, 2016
Tahini Barrel, 2016
       
     
Tahini Barrel, 2016
Gold Medal Torch, 2016
       
     
Gold Medal Torch, 2016
La Llave cactus, 2017
       
     
La Llave cactus, 2017
Peyote Bowl, 2017
       
     
Peyote Bowl, 2017
Cereus Cactus, 2017
       
     
Cereus Cactus, 2017
Scafani Crab, 2017
       
     
Scafani Crab, 2017
Golden Key Peyote, 2017
       
     
Golden Key Peyote, 2017
Tephro-like Cactus, 2017
       
     
Tephro-like Cactus, 2017
Honeymoon Cactus, 2017
       
     
Honeymoon Cactus, 2017
Grandmother's Agave, 2017
       
     
Grandmother's Agave, 2017