The Inside of the Inside

These works deal with a reintroduction to social interactions after the last year and a half. Each of the three works in this small series expresses a container of the self. “The inside of the inside” is a small case on stand, inspired by my experiences in seeking counseling and trying to clean out overlooked …

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The Outside of the Outside

These works deal with a reintroduction to social interactions after the last year and a half. Each of the three works in this small series expresses a container of the self. “The outside of the outside” is inspired by the mailbox of my home. It is a set of containers at different stages of being …

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The Outside of the Inside

These works deal with a reintroduction to social interactions after the last year and a half. Each of the three works in this small series expresses a container of the self. “The outside of the inside” is a vulnerable shell, standing tall, half-stabilized and half-suspended. The chair serves as a container for the body. This …

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Jaw, Paw, Hand, Drawer

“Jaw, Paw, Hand, Drawer”buckeye, bronze, aluminum, and rubber This sculpture is part of a larger body of work entitled “Domestication for Survival”. The works uses specific animals as metaphor to investigate the roles within a family dynamic. “Jaw, Paw, Hand, Drawer” is in part, a self portrait.  At some point wolves became dogs. Some say, …

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The trust you handed over

“The trust you handed over”buckeye, leather, brass, steel, Mylar, and rubber This sculpture is part of a larger body of work entitled “Domestication for Survival.” The works uses specific animals as metaphor to investigate the roles within a family dynamic. “The trust you handed over” is in part, an apology.  This body of work started …

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Gourd Banjo (23.5in Scale)

While at the Hazel River Art and Antiques in Washington, VA I came across a gourd in rough shape. Someone had drawn a tie and jacket on the gourd to make it look like a potbellied person. I thought it would make a cute little banjo….So I made it into one. It is one of …

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Perch

My amazing wife Holly was doing a number of Art markets in a row and needed a lightweight seat, but not one where you had to get all the way up and down. Also you did not want to see her disappear behind the booth. So I made her this walnut and pine perch. It …

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A violin for me

From July 2020-May of 2021 I am taking part in a year long luthiery apprenticeship in Violin making. I am making two violins. One for myself and one for my wife, and then maybe making more for other folks who are interested. This is the first one “in the white”. Which means before it has …

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Fretless Octagon Kentucky Banjo

I have always been impressed with people groups and individuals who make so much with so little. The people of Eastern Kentucky made these instruments with the most basic of tools so I thought I might do the same. This banjo is made with 5 tools; A handsaw, a coping saw, a file, a $4 …

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