The "Tide Series" was inspired by the artwork of Ed Moses (1926-2018), one of the central figures of postwar West Coast art.
This triptych incorporates brilliant colored glass drops mounted on slick aluminum bases. The water drops are juxtaposed in diagonal positions, defying gravity as the lights weave together to create natural and industrial impressions. Cobalt and aqua blues, fuchsia, and brilliant orange tones mirror on metal, representing the sun reflecting on the ocean at different times of day.
"Thirst" portrays the Los Angeles drought (2012-2017) and the corporate control over water.
Masks of 101 faces of L.A. County residents and those spending time in L.A., were created to represent the total population of just over 10,100,000 people in the region and their diverse reactions to the water crisis.
"Do not, my friends, become addicted to water. It will take hold of you and you will resent its absence." -Immortan Joe (Mad Max: Fury Road)