Body of Water, detail
Cast iron, steel, glass, water
24" x 28" x 60
"
2003

Body of Water was designed for the graveyard of the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, SC, for the traveling exhibition, Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spirituality, curated by Eleanor Heartney. It is a cast iron representation
of the weatherworn, cradle-style grave markers that are common in Charleston. My sculpture houses rows of glass jugs that contain ten gallons of water, which is equivalent to the sixty percent of water that makes up an adult body. This basic, fact compels the viewer to consider the boundary between matter and spirit, as it demonstrates the insignificance and wonder of life.