Yggdrasil Dying

An important aspect of art is establishing a purpose for your work. I have been reading "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman recently and given our current political climate, knew I wanted to create something that comments on our difficulties with climate change and anti-science rhetoric and how it is effecting our planet. I thought the [...]

Hello Darkness

Back to familiar territory and my darker themes... Simon and Garfunkel's song "The Sounds of Silence" has been a favorite of mine since I first heard it as a kid. Recently, a hard rock band I really enjoy called "Disturbed" remade the song. Their version is now my favorite version and I wanted to do [...]

Spring Bling

I was feeling a bit of Spring fever as the weather is getting warmer, so I thought I would do something out of the ordinary for me - something warm and colorful. Also, my wife has been looking at macrame plant hangers and that took me back to when I was a kid in the [...]

Logic Model Infographic

I created this infographic as part of an assignment for a grant writing class. Logic models are used to illustrate how grant money will be used and how it will impact the overall project.  They are typically done on a spreadsheet or some other document form.  I decided I wanted to communicate the impact of [...]

HMS Terror

Inspiration is a funny thing - you never know when it will hit or what will spark it. I was reading a book about Sir John Franklin's attempt at finding the Northwest Passage which led me to learn more about these two ships. I found a lot interesting articles and pieces about the discovery of [...]

Sculptor’s Workshop

The purpose of this exhibit was to use and create a style in Photoshop. I decided to do something related to sculpting, so I just came up with an idea for a digital flyer announcing an upcoming sculpting workshop. I wanted to grab the viewers attention with a strong image related to sculpting, so I [...]

North Carolina Museum of Art

I took this photo of my wife at the NC Museum of Art back in 2010 on one of our numerous visits. First of all, she hates her photo taken, but I couldn't resist. We were talking about another piece we had seen and I started walking away toward an exhibit. She said something to [...]