Completed Works

the SHRINE

[1998-2001]

The Shrine is a place for celebrations, weddings, birthday parties,  and memorials.

Ferro-cement and quartz rock with clay and mineral colored cement and elastomeric paint.  Catches water off roof to fill a 150 gal font.  The acropolis, middle world site is on an east-west axis with the major geologic landmark- a gray limestone cliff filled with fossils known locally as "the pilas". The design consists of seven quartz rock columns supporting a conical  structure with a chimney opening and wide overhangs.  The columns are in an oval plan and lean out.  They are like abstract caryatids and occupy the space when no people are there.  The roof catches water and fills a font at the E. end.  A portable brazier is available for occasional use.  Fire, water, earth and air: the basic elements of life.