The Couples series (2006-2011) seeks to reintroduce the concept of love and relationships back into contemporary sculpture. Each Couple is made up of one "meeting" and one "kiss".

Currently the series includes four pairs.

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Percival Meets Augustus, 2006, oil, pencil, and marker on canvas, 12” x 12” x 1 ½”.

Zebras Kiss, 2010, shipped and gift-wrapped box, plastic striped bag, 2 plush toy zebras, and a silk scarf, 17” x 18” x 13”.

Percival Meets Augustus, 2006, depicts two zebras embracing for the first time. Zebras extend their physical area and visual fields in this way in order to guard against predators. Zebras Kiss, 2010, is a private moment between two stuffed animals.

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A Nevadan-Phoenician Meets a Pittsburgher-New Yorker at a Dinner Party in Boston, 2010, MIT telephone receiver, Heinz 57 ketchup bottle, New York souvenir penny, Arizona saguaro cactus bell, Nevada state pin, Boston souvenir penny, various keepsakes, and wire, 9” x 18” x 6”.

Copper Kiss, 2011, copper pipe, 90 degree copper elbow, and black cable tie, 13” x 49 ½” x 1 ½”.

A Nevadan-Phoenician Meets a Pittsburgher-New Yorker at a Dinner Party in Boston, 2010, is mobile made from various objects including a discarded MIT telephone receiver, a Heinz ketchup bottle and a ceramic Arizona saguaro cactus chime. Copper Kiss, 2011, is two copper pipes bound together. The taller pipe curves over the shorter.

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Goldfish Kiss, 2009, etched copper pipe, found spray paint lids, found brick, seashells, gold paint, 7” x 10” x 4”.

A Mickey Mouse Astronaut Meets a CalArtian, 2009, copper plate, ribbed copper pipe, found wooden box, polished rocks, gold paint, 8” x 9” x 5”.

Goldfish Kiss, 2009, is two identical goldfish etched into a pair of copper pipes, which are filled with seashells and are crowned with two spray-paint can tops. As the goldfish kiss, their combined tails form a small heart. A Mickey Mouse Astronaut Meets a CalArtian, 2009, is a golden wooden box (with rocket boosters) filled with a spectrum of polished rocks supporting a folded copper plate. The mirrored-shape of the goldfish from above has been inverted vertically creating a new form reminiscent of two cosmonauts shaking hands.

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A Swedish-American Army Officer Meets a Mexican-American Army Nurse in Northern African during WWII, 2010, an American eagle bell, Army dog tags, telephone bells, jewelry chains, St. Christopher medallion, Mexican heart of gold medallion, Nevada pendant, 65 anniversary pin, and brass commemorative ashtray, and paint, 4” x 24” x 4”.

Grandparents Ralf Kiss, 2010, found bird baths, Almond Roca candy, Tootsie Roll candy, 21” x 24” x 10 ½”.

A Swedish-American Army Officer Meets a Mexican-American Army Nurse in Northern Africa during WWII, 2010, is a chime made from keepsakes I inherited after my mother’s parents passed away in 2008. Grandparents Ralf Kiss, 2010, is a playful scene of two hummingbirds turning away from their bowls of wrapped candies to brush beaks.