Hilarious. This was one of my first stone carvings done with my employer/mentor Tony Solazzo… Ameriflora, 1992… Christopher Columbus bowling with the world. Proof that I am not infallible.
This plaque was my first commission in stone, 1989. It was installed over the door of a home in New Albany, Ohio. I feel like I started well, but baby, I’ve come a long way!
This was my first piece carved for Lang Stone after I left Solazzo. I stand by the interpretation of the original fresco, but I am able to laugh at my early crest attempt along with you…
This hilarious carving is now embedded into a patio in the historic German Village are of Columbus, Ohio. This is one of my first carvings and was featured in a story in the Columbus Dispatch about a new carver in town. I was mid twenties on this piece. Front page? Why not?
One of my earliest table designs. What can I say?
Another very early piece, an experiment in how to do things. Teams can do things individuals have a very hard time with.
I am struck by how much my design sensibilities have changed over the years. This could only have been designed by a young me. I wonder who owns it now?
I made this bench as a Christmas present for my in law’s. Sporty people, they are. I was thinking of them in the design stage.
It’s been years since I’ve seen this bench. I hear it is holding up well. All good.
One of my earliest commissions. A patio table. I was very young. Concept is good. I will happily do something similar, but better.
Not mine… through my boss… but 1989.
And my first am only (thus far) ramp and twist handrail. Learning by fire, as they say.
Given to my sister.