|ARCHITECTURE -- This is Casa
unusual mountain home in tropical Puerto Rico. It is made mostly
of recycled nylon fishnet and cement, a material I call
"nylon-cement". Above ground, the house consists of a cluster of
There is also a vertical shaft in my livingroom and tunnels underground, all made by hand. The doors are cement, the washing machine is cement, and the flush toilet is cement.
I have over thirty five years working with the stuff and still love it.
|TRELLISES -- The trellis concept
applies to architecture and to agriculture. The same sort of
rebar trellis is what I used to support nylon-cement in making my
house. Theoretically, I could keep cementing my trellises
and building more trellises on top of them. The end result,
carried to the extreme, would be a termite nest city. Trellises
provide food, and also shade. Shade is a good tool to consider in
dealing with global warming. The trellis keeps my house a lot
-- I love to experiment with materials and to develop new
techniques. I have worked with clay, welded steel, silicone
rubber, plastic and cement. This hanging fish is made of PVC
mattress foam, and silicone rubber. For the most part, I use
local materials from the hardware store.
-- Most of my paintings are done with acrylic paints. I
like to experiment with different styles and techniques.
-- These are mostly digital photo collages. A current
of humor flows through many of them.
COMPOSITIONS -- These are all original
-- Included are some philosophical and technical essays,
newsletters, and co-authored creative writing projects.