The Elegy series began during the residency at Architectural Foam Industries in Jacksonville, FL in 2003. I had seemingly inexhaustible materials from the scrap foam generated by the commercial products and unlimited access to the facility. In the two weeks in residency I was able to make 30 pieces, eleven of which were the "Elegies".
The first exhibition was one of the "Faculty Exhibits" at Lamar University, probably in 2004. In 2005 they were shown in my "One Person Exhibit" at the Art Car Museum in Houston. Not all of the pieces were finished at the same time, "Elegy 11:CAVU" was completed in 2009 and exhibited in the "Transparent/Translucent" exhibit, curated by Wade Wilson, at the University of Texas San Antonio. Others have been shown in the two person exhibit with Virgil Grotfeldt at the Ellen Noel Museum, in Odessa, TX, “Sculpture Now”, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX, and the “Oso Bay Biennial XIV”, Islander Art Gallery, Texas A & M, Corpus Christi, TX.