Paintings: Spray Paint on Board

A few years ago I discovered that an incredible chemical potential was hidden in spray paint rattle-cans, and then I bought cans by the shopping cart- and basket-full. The process is all about layers building and acting on the one before to produce uncontrolled but semi-deliberate organic patterns, that I then coerce into an ethereal…

Winter Sun (Art Gong)

Winter Sun, 2013 74 in L x 30 in W x 62 in H Bronze, Black Walnut, Natural Stone In honor of the elements and the materials of the earth and with respect to them through conscientous craftsmanship. The back suggests the name of the piece in Japanese Kanji. Technical sand casting accomplishments: cast in two…

Sampling of Work from Age 20 to 39 (1992-2011)

I was a self-taught, self-employed artisan in numerous mmediums and an award-winning permanent gallery artist beginning at age 21. I thank all of you who gave me the chance to work for you, and for your unique personalities and needs that resulted in a varied portfolio, a work that brought me a great deal of joy….

Precarius

Precarius, 2013 24 in L x 4.5 in W x 15 in H Bronze The increasingly uncommon artisan manufacturer as a comic book hero, and the future of American industry without him. Technical sand casting accomplishments: 22 cheeks, 2 cores on different axis, 2 heat risers, cast as a whole, undrafted wheel, numerous undercuts, no shrinkage…

Cain

Cain, 2013 12 in L x 10 in W x 27 in H Bronze Technical sand casting accomplishment: 6 heat risers, 4 undrafted cheeks, 1 core, numerous undercuts  

Fireplaces and Ovens Gallery

I created a series of modular masonry fireplaces for the patio over a decade ago, and then in the autumn of 2010  I reinvented wood-fired ovens to be more accessible and easier to use by the homeowner than the traditional black oven. The Oak Barrel Oven shown above (the largest of the ovens with the oak barrel-shaped top)…