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Grasses surround a plate (symbolic of life) as if to protect. At the base, concrete stone (symbols of man's affect on the environment) protect the plate, and yet hold up a rose (symbol of death and passage of time).

An old adage, "you can't get blood from a stone" means that one can only get from life what is available, that it is useless to pursue getting what one wants from a source that is not able to give it.

Installation view at Pirate, Denver Colorado

Blood from a Stone
Blood from a Stone
grasses, plate, twine, wood
12 ft (h) x 4 ft. (w) x 2 ft (d)