Exuviae: an animal's cast or sloughed skin, especially that of an insect larva.
The human-like molted skins are left behind by a creature dependent on life in the trees to survive.
These tree installations began during my artist-in-residence at the Mary Anderson Center in Indiana. A permanent installation of Exuviae are on view at Coffman Park in Dublin, Ohio. Other installations have been exhibited at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood, Kentucky.
In the summer of 2022, the Dublin Arts Council invited me to return to Dublin, Ohio to recreate 3 of the 4 Exuviae sculptures that have since fallen from the trees. I spent 2 weeks constructing sturdier sculptures before re-installing them in their original trees in Coffman Park. Please check them out along with all the works in Dublin’s award winning public art collection. Find out more at www.dublinarts.org/publicart/
I also led 2 public workshops on the tape casting method, installed an original Exuvia in the sycmore in front of DAC, and interacted with visitors in my outdoor studio.