Ox and O's Series of Artist Boxes - In 2003, I started making carvings on the bottoms of a series of cast plaster hands. These served at the time as chops to sign and date works on paper. In 2009, I began to expand the idea with additional carvings based on symbols of a personal significance.
In 2009 I began to organize the sixty plus symbols into Artist Game Boxes that I call Ox and O boxes in honor of the Zen ox-herding illustrations. The symbols are paired in a boxes containing Tic Tac Toe grids. I think of the grids as decision fields and each game as a meditation on the nature of each symbol and choice.