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. [...]

Restless

This one was born of a desire to revisit my failed project "Sleeping Beauty." I came across and image on the DeviantArt website that just spoke to me. I knew I could accomplish the goal of sculpting another nude reclining figure, only this time, instead of a relaxed pose, I wanted to capture a more [...]

Sleeping Beauty

I started this piece before we moved from North Carolina, so it traveled across the country. I worked many months on this piece and in the end, was never able to see it completed. Like everything else I work on, this one was just inspiration out of the air. I wanted to try my hand [...]