I’m not one for making resolutions but I’ve renewed my attention to this blog for the new year, considering it’s been almost an entire year since posting anything. I figured, it’s time to catch up before we move on.
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Winter in the studio
For the past six weeks I’ve been working on another large commission for Moon Rabbit Collective’s new retail space here in town
Finding renewed inspiration
October 6, 2021 On January 1, 2014, I decided to put down my paint brushes and focus solely on sculpting. I felt that as much as I wanted to paint, sculpture was more widely appreciated than two dimentional art. I believed that “people” engaged with sculpture in a more significant way than paintings, so theContinue reading “Finding renewed inspiration”
The origin of Fortune Cat
“The wisdom of the fortune cookie presented by Fortune Cat are truly words to live by.”
Return of the blog
September 2, 2021 So it’s been six months since I last posted. I had set aside the Cheshire cat in order to get another project done in time for an event (rescheduled twice) that I had already committed to, prior to the Covid restrictions. I’ll save that for another post. Also, in the past sixContinue reading “Return of the blog”
Cheshire Cat: Part 4
March 25, 2021 Spring is here and with it comes more progress. Now that the “separation problem” has been solved, the rest of the forms of the tree and cat need to be blocked out. At this point it’s a lot of repetitive glueing and carving of foam, but here are some of the highlights.Continue reading “Cheshire Cat: Part 4”
Cheshire Cat: Part 3
February 25, 2021 Making a connection: Although a series of snow storms had slowed my progress, also why this post is about ten days later then I hoped, I managed to determine how the top and bottom sections will connect. Understanding that the weight and leverage of the upper section (which will be the catContinue reading “Cheshire Cat: Part 3”
Cheshire Cat: Part 2
The continued progess on the Cheshire Cat sculpture, carving foam.
Welcome to 2021: revisting the Cheshire Cat
With the changing of the seasons comes the cleaning and organizing of the studio and creating new work. This year is seeing a shift to fairly larger work as I revisit a Cheshire Cat project that was started in 2017.
Preparing for Illuxcon 2020, virtually.
For the past month I have been going through the process of photographing some old pieces and more recent work in preparation for the upcoming Illuxcon that will be, for the first time, completely virtual due to the pandemic restrictions on public indoor gatherings. Illuxcon would usually take place every October for five days inContinue reading “Preparing for Illuxcon 2020, virtually.”
Creating a Custom Shifter Handle
I was recently comissioned to alter a shifter handle from the manufacturer’s logo to a personal symbol.
Here are a couple of projects that I have been working on over the past couple of months, Both of them have an overall concept of incorporating found mechanical, or industrial looking objects and each with the intent for submission to juried publications.
The curse of social media
June 27, 2020 Over the past couple of weeks, I have spent a lot of time considering the amount of time and energy that gets devoted to various social media outlets. Specifically, how much time I have spent on trying to juggle Instagram, two Facebook pages, Patreon, this website and how to “engage” with “relevantContinue reading “The curse of social media”
Getting a little “Heisenberg” or maybe “Rauschenberg”
April 29, 2020 Copper sulfate looks remarkably like the crystal blue meth in Breaking Bad. Taking some inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg, I have delved into the world of electroforming. Not that Rauschenberg did electroforming, but he was always looking to incorporate new processes and new materials, adding to the vocabulary in his body of work. Continue reading “Getting a little “Heisenberg” or maybe “Rauschenberg””
Stay home, stay creative, stay positive
April 9, 2020 Here’s another finished piece, “American West.” I still have a lot more in progress but I’m discovering the challenge of not being able to run to the store and grab supplies or materials that I would prefer to use. In any event, I’m trying to work with what I have but thatContinue reading “Stay home, stay creative, stay positive”
Starting and finishing
April 3, 2020 While I currently have five ongoing pieces, I managed to finish one this morning. That gave me a reason to start another. The finished piece incoporates a couple of castings from a few years back. I was never really happy with the original sculpting, but at the time, I was eager toContinue reading “Starting and finishing”