Cochius_Marieken_1
Cochius_Marieken_1

2000 9.5x 9.5x 10 in. (24x24x25cm) Broken car glass, butterfly, medical equipment, metal

Chinati
Chinati

2002 Paper, mother of pearl, plaster, earth. 32x10x8 in. (80x25x20cm)

Detail of Chinati
Detail of Chinati

Paper

detail
detail

2003 Paper, wood. 8 x 9 x 9 in. (20x23x23cm)

River wash
River wash

2004 Plaster, ink. 21x9x9 in. (53x23x23cm)

Icon
Icon

2003 Bone, sinew, Venetian plaster, stone. 12x14x10 in.(30x35x25cm)

Hathor's young
Hathor's young

2003 Bone, venetian plaster. 18x11x8in. (45x 28x 20cm)

Aleutian breach
Aleutian breach

2006 Plaster, bone, stone. 10x8x7in. (25x20x18cm) In private collection.

Wing
Wing

2013 21.5 x 28 x 18 in. Found animal ribs, rice paper, blown eggs, wood covered with Venetian plaster. In private collection.

Tidal Bore
Tidal Bore

2011 Bamboo, Metal 72 x 36 x 10 in.

Small Sculptures

2002-2006

a selection.

In NYC before 9/11, I made sculptures and assemblages with found objects and man-made materials.

After 9/11 happened, I could't make anything for months. I sublet my apartment and 

started traveling solo in the US.

I drove my '82 Coupe deVille with my German shepherd dog in the back seat,  and left for 3 months at a time.

The first place I ended up in was the desert of West Texas, south of Marfa.

There I ended up managing Chinati Hot Springs, in the winter of 2002. 

In that beautiful and stark environment, I started working again. Inspired by the fossils, geology, plants and animals I encountered in the desert. From then on, I started making sculptures predominately with natural materials, wood, bones I found etc,  

For the next 10 years I would leave NYC in the summers and make art in various remote places: on a ranch in Eastern Arizona, in a dry cabin in Montana, a tipi in Colorado, in Nova Scotia, etc.

Each place influenced me and informed my art.