Completed shortly before I left California in 1989, this piece was made for an invitational show at the American Craft Museum in New York that was never actually held. It was to have been funded by the Dixie Cup company on the theme of “To Drink”, but funding fell through, and the show was cancelled. […]
Sold by a gallery in New York (I never received my share), this piece was one of three or four I did using plastic draped over objects to create my masters. I took molds of the tableau and cast it in glass with copper inclusions. They all sold. I would love to do more.
A drawing from my college days. Working it. Still available.
One of my earliest commissions. A patio table. I was very young. Concept is good. I will happily do something similar, but better.
Carved early in my association with Tony Solazzo, this marble carving is an example of the road less traveled. Painted marble.
Long ago sold. The fruit in the bowl is fabric cut from Goodwill suits and overlaid with acrylic gel. I hope the buyer still likes it… that was twenty years ago.
That was a wonderful summer. Some of these works on paper are still available.
This painting was the last piece I did in California. I’ve always liked it, and today it hangs in my dining room. Magic is as magic does.
I’ve never known where this image came from- as though a painter of invented images knows where any of them come from. I painted with only black, white, and yellow ochre for a year or two, after my paints were stolen from my panel van, and I was flat broke as a student with a […]
One of my earliest table designs. What can I say?
One of my earliest fans and collectors, my ex-roommate Megan, apparently suffered the indignity of me swiping an old bedspread when I couldn’t afford canvas. Turns out it was her grandmother’s and she almost killed me. Subject is a near death experience I had.
As I recall, working on this piece I was hooked for life. One of my earliest pieces. I have no idea where it is now.
As my son outgrew his clothing, I found the abandoned things I had held so dear poignant in a strange way, and did a series of glass castings taken from clothing he had outgrown. This piece, with it’s severe cracking, has always stuck with me. The pants and the shirt are two different castings. I […]
A thief stole my paints from my vehicle while my band was rehearsing, and I spent the next yuear paintin with only black, white, and yellow ochre, in homage to Rembrandt’s poverty period, in which he also used only those three tints.
For a long while I did a series of acrylics on paper. This is a sample. The image is of Trotsky.
I used the coffee pot as a surrogate such that I could do self portraits incognito. College was a fun time. Long ago…. this piece is long ago sold.
A piece from my college years. Learning to paint. Everybody has a past.
This is my first limestone carving, done in 1989 shortly after arriving in Ohio from California, where I had studied art. This was done entirely by hand, as I had no idea about pneumatic tools yet, or diamond blades, etc. When I finished it, in the lot of a kitchen and bath and monument marble […]
Someone stole my paint bag, with all my gear. Broke, UI could only afford a little. I had read that also broke, at one point Rembrandt could only afford white, black, and yellow ocher, and that for a time he painted with that limited pallet. This college painting comes from that, and the idea that […]
The annealing process makes large scale glass casting very tricky (and expensive), so I tried to create life sized works by combining casting and mixed media. I still love the look and feel of cast glass, and look forward to an opportunity to do more.
Did you notice the dancers? Another piece from my college days. A prelude to windless days with a big sail. This piece is still available.
This piece was built on the ground floor of an apartment I lived in as a much younger man. It took the full yar of the lease, and when the lease was up the piece had to go, so I took it to my then-girlfriend’s (later wife’s) parents farm and we burned it. It was […]
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!
A friend loaned me a chain saw while I was in art school, and I made this coffee pot, now owned by my sister. I was a good art school student. Been trying to live up to it ever since.