The Fighter

(Update 2: September 8th, 2018- "The Fighter was awarded a first place ribbon at the Utah State Fair in the Creative Arts Amateur division! The Greenman won BEST OF SHOW!) (Update: August 11, 2018 - So I entered this piece in our local county fair. It won first prize in the Fine Arts (FA) Sculpture [...]

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 [...]

The Green Man

(Update 2: September 8th, 2018 - The Greenman won a first place ribbon and BEST OF SHOW at the Utah State Fair in the Creative Arts Amateur Category!!! I'm thrilled! My other piece, "The Fighter" was awarded a first place ribbon as well!) (Update August 11, 2018 - I entered this piece along with "The [...]

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 [...]

By Our Own Lies

Inspired by the current political climate. I started with a plaster cast of my face and hands using alginate and plaster. I covered the mounting board in chicken wire for texture, then painted the plaster casts with gloss black spray paint and the did a splatter effect of browns, blacks, and gray on the board. [...]