The word chalice comes to us from the the Greek word kalyx, which refers to a husk or a shell. Double Chalice (With Chambers Joined and Separated) was designed with this in mind. The form was an overturned chalice made architectural through increased scale.

Both cup and chamber are defined by empty space. Double Chalice featured twin accessible chambers joined by a bulge protruding from one of the two connecting each of the structures into the other. Inhabiting one of these chambers a viewer looked down the shaft of this protrusion. Inhabiting the other chamber this same viewer might be confronted with the protrusion invading his or her space. In Double Chalice this encroachment was less aggressive than in Long Pierce.

Double Chalice like Long Pierce was constructed with steel skeletal frames covered in insect screening. Inhabitants were enclosed and yet visible.

Double Chalice, 1996
Baumgartner Gallery, Washington DC
insect screening, steel

Double Chalice, 2004
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
shadecloth, steel

Double Chalice