My Blood is a Novel (handle respectfully)

“My Blood is a Novel (handle respectfully)” Pencil on paper, steel, acrylic glazing, and wood  2021 Invented in the 1830’s as a form of entertainment the phenakistoscope (the slotted rotating disc viewed through a mirror), was the 17th century version of the GIF. Controlled by the viewer, the phenakistoscope produces short, repeating animations.  Often times …

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Predator, Prey and Pockets Full

Cast resin duck and geese skulls, dried flowers, and vinyl 2022 Duck…Duck…Duck…Duck…Goose! With the word goose we choose who we want to chase us. Some pick a lessor opponent assessing who we think we can outrun. We call the fastest ones ducks in hopes of not being caught. Participating in a game of continual exposure …

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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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