Confused Chameleon, June 2002
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
My Coco (Conan O'Brien) Tribal Mask was on display at the NYCOCO MoCA Gallery located in New York City. I got the call yesterday that it was stolen right off the wall! Apparently, it was swiped even though the show had personnel on guard. Well, on the bright side, someone must have really liked it a lot!
Monday, October 24, 2011
There was a lot of work involved with this one. I even made a template so the turtle's shells would be embossed. But the whole thing is just too...I don't know...sterile? It looks like the turtles were spit out of a machine or something. Anywho, this is a paper sculpture, although the shells and shark tooth fossil are real.
Turtle Beach, July 2003
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Concrete was a comic book character that I used to follow several years ago. It was a very well-written series by Paul Chadwick and published by Dark Horse Comics.
This version of Concrete was brush and india ink on illustration board. It was cut out and photo added for the background. January 1993.
My second shot at the character is paper sculpture with an airbrushed background. I think the butterfly adds to the feel of the piece. January 1996.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Have you ever played hangman on paper? Tater and I were playing last night and it was his turn to come up with a phrase for me to guess. He got stuck while marking down the dashes for the letters. So Tater says, "How many letters are in the word 'lime'?" I just go with it, "Four". Tater finishes his puzzle. Now it's my turn to start guessing the letters.
"Hey", Tater says, "That's cheating!"
"Hey", Tater says, "That's cheating!"
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
I finished this heart design months ago, but never got around to making it into something. With the temperatures getting cooler and the leaves starting to fall, it seemed like a good time to use my heart design. It is almost 50mm (1 15/16") at the longest dimension and made of polymer clay extrusions.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
My Coco Tribal Mask was selected as one of the fine arts of the NYCOCO MoCA Gallery located at the world-famous Time Warner Center in New York City from October 24th till November 3rd! I mailed out the original polymer clay sculpture to the gallery and spruced up the digital version just a smidgen.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Continuing with my logo theme, here is a logo I designed for a sports clothing line called Top of the Key. The half basketball design is on all their clothes. What you see here is a paper sculpture consignment for the owner of the company.
Top of the Key logo, February 2002
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I work for USAirways in the tower in Philadelphia as a weight and balance coordinator. Every year we raise money for the United Way by playing a little tug-o-war with one of the airline's jets. I named our group and designed the t-shirts in 2009 and 2010.
Monday, October 3, 2011
I love these little jewels of the rainforest. Here are four of my earlier attempts to illustrate them. Starting upper left and moving clockwise, they are Amazonian Poison Frog (D. ventrimaculatus), Strawberry Poison Frog morph (D. pumilio), Harlequin Poison Frog (D. histrionicus), and Red-Backed Poison Frog (D. reticulatus). All skin patterns were done in Photoshop and made into 3D paper sculptures.
Poison Frogs, August - October 2006
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Here is the latest addition to my Animal Pendant Series, a little Razorback Musk Turtle. As with all the other pendants, it is made of Premo polymer clay. I cut out a stencil for all of the shell segments and models and molds for the head and feet. Speaking of the shell, I also made a clay form, from which the turtle shell lays on and is molded and baked. Once again, faux wood and faux leather techniques were used to create this little creature.