"Put me in Coach. I'm ready to play today. Look at me. I gotta be center field." *

These artworks employ athletic equipment and sports references to touch upon the psychology of personal space. Baseball bats, face guards and medicine balls have been taken out of context, augmented, and altered to create new meanings. The vastness of center field is a metaphor for the dangers and uncertainty of public and private space. The juxtapositions show the need and desire for protection from vulnerability. Athletic training can be a symbol of protection as physical and emotional attributes become "conditioned.”

Lyric by John Fogerty, "Centerfield" 1985
 
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Button Bats, 2015

Wood, aluminum baseball bats, tar, colored buttons

 
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Centerfield installation, Webb Gallery

John Fogerty lyric "Centerfield", 1985

 
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Black and Gold, 2015

31 x10 x 11", Catchers mask, gold chain, hardware

 
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Sentry Mask, 2015

28 x16 x9", Catchers Mask, steel chain, key-rings, hardware

 
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Tender, 2015

27 x 8 x5", Engraved zinc plate with cutout, 90 degree bend, aluminum baseball bat, tar, buttons

 
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Doctor, 2015

37 x 9 x 5", Metal guard with stethoscope

 
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Center Fielders 2014 Opening Day

Graphite on paper, each sheet 48 x 36", 2015

 
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American League 2014 Opening Day Center Fielders

48 x 36", Graphite on paper, 2015

 
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National League 2014 Opening Day Centerfielders

48 x 36", Graphite on paper, 2015

 
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Lacrosse Guard, 2015

18 x 10 x 6", Lacrosse guard with brass ball chain

 
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Gold Star Guard, 2015

24 x 8 x 6", helmet guard with gold chain, hardware

 
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Medicine Ladder,2015

55 x 16 x12", Bent steel, medicine balls