I have no experience with clay or sculpting, but I wanted to learn. I needed a project, so I started copying ancient animal sculptures that I found on the web. These were all made between November 2021 and April 2022. They're made with air dry clay, and painted with acrylic paints. I haven't tried kiln firing or glazing yet! [more inside]
Posting some of the metal crafts I’ve made during the pandemic – particularly my “quarantine trees.” Also posting examples of ceramics pieces I've made since I started taking pottery classes in 2019. Ongoing.
Recently I've been sculpting tiny skulls and leaving them out in public as free art for people to find and claim. [more inside]
I finally finished the ceramic sculpture I've been working on for over two months! He's made of calico stonewear, exploded in the kiln and had to be painstakingly repaired, was raku fired with a white crackle glaze, and finally embellished with individually applied pyrite crystals (smashing pyrite with a hammer is VERY fun). I have named him Steven. He initially came into this world as two pinch pots, and I'm proud of the young man he's become! [more inside]
Check out various stages of my new interactive sculpture tentatively titled "In The Dark." It's a mixed media piece that uses 3P Quick Cure Clay, glow powder, glass, water, algae, and black lights. It's approximately 5x14x5". These photos are from fairly early in the sculpture's life, and I hope the algae continues to grow thicker as time goes on. [more inside]
Having found myself with a few moments of free time, I sculpted a life sized Tatzelwurm exhibit for the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.
After much procrastination I've finally managed to get my new website together. On it you'll find a large number of examples of the art I've been making over the past 20 years or so, as well as some writing and some sound work. Any comments, feedback or suggestions WRT content, layout or structure would be greatly appreciated, as I'm kind of figuring that side of things out for myself at present.
I make artwork about the natural world; my most recent involves watercolor drawings of anole lizards and interactive live plant pedestals. I also have series of roadkill and dodo oil pastel drawings. As a bonus, I uploaded videos of students poking at the plants in the interactive pieces and saying things like, "I think we should light them on fire." And then doing so.
This is a series of sculptures based on a scanned model of the Buddha. The models were created in Blender and printed on a Makerbot 3D printer.
I've always been fascinated by objects that have journeyed through time and the scars, patinas and even energies they appear to have acquired. At first I started collecting them, and then, as I would notice certain juxtapositions, I started combining them into assemblage artworks. I recently got my first art show of these artworks, and I'm proud to show them off here! (and now you can see where my nickname, extrabox comes from!)