Bronze and Found Objects
Lost-wax cast bronze with irradized glass. While this form was used as part of Just Another Gender Piece, Ripe predated Gender by six months.
The "Doorknob" series is comprised of (arguably tongue-in-cheek) variations on a spherical doorknob donated by Gene Verschelde. This model has been used in part in over 35 sculptures, some are social commentary, others are purely formal, in both lost-wax and found-texture castings.