Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Sneeze

For a website called "The Sneeze", which is also the title of this piece. Yes, it is a very sad romantic tragedy. Below is the original image, then I added the base later.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Art Meets Nature

Art meets Nature

My seventh grade biology book, mixed with a few art supplies.
The female preying mantis kills the male as they are mating, then creates life from their act. The male is dead, but has done what he existed for in the first place.

In the same way, an artist's brush empties a tube of paint, leaving it a shell. But the brush then uses what the tube contained in order to create.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Here's the updated "mask" for IF (
I think he has more of a "reason" now, you know?


18 gauge galvanized wire, about 8 inches tall.

For Mask was this weeks word to illustrate, and it was more challenging than I anticipated. Not from an idea standpoint, but simply creating it for some reason. Thanks for any comments in advance!

Click on the image to make BIG.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Photography Guy

Made out of lots of photography related refuse. And, of course, some wire!

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Here's the latest "cork people", a sophisticated dancing couple. Made for a couple of wine drinkers/

dancing partners.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Mosquito is finished!!

Well, these pics stink, but I'm kinda excited about being done (I think), and I wanted to post some images of her. The "A" on her dogtag is the last initial of the family who commissioned me to make her. Why do I know it's a female? 'Cause female mosquitos are the ones that bite!
The basketball is for scale (no, she doesn't play :) ).

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Well, here's my first post on the big mosquito that I've been commissioned to make! All copper tubing, and I'm about 2 thirds done. Gotta finish the one wing and add some legs, but I'm gettin' there!

Friday, November 24, 2006


24 gauge dark annealed wire. Maybe 6 inches tall.
For Illustration Friday, this weeks word is "Invention". Don't know what this machine is supposed to do, but I bet it would be interesting.

Funny, scrolling through some of the other entries for this week, it seems boxes with funnels leading into 'em is a common idea for "invention". As you can see, it was what I thought of too. Just kind of interesting, like we all watched the same cartoons when we were young.

(Click on it to make BIG.)

Friday, November 10, 2006

"Clear" --

24 gauge dark annealed wire. For (clear was the word this week). Thanks in advance for any comments!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Smoke", for As always, comments appreciated from the illo-friday crowd, as well as any others who happen to stumble upon this! Took about an hour with 18 and 22 gauge wire.
(click on it to make bigger!)

Monday, October 23, 2006

A couple of my wine corks and wire guys that I posed for Illustration Friday ( It's a cool site, check it out sometime.
The theme word for this week (and this pic) is "ghost".

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

I got the go ahead from a client to make a giant mosquito yesterday. It'll be around 30'' high and wide, made of copper tubing. I made a herron in the same style last year, here a couple of pics of it. (Click on a pic to see it bigger)

As for the mosquito, I'll be showing the progress here in this blog in the near future.

Monday, September 18, 2006

An Applause Sign

Made this piece for a group show at LAMP Art Gallery in the fall of 2006. It's around 5 ft. long with eight 20wt. bulbs (one behind each letter). Bought by a private collector in Indianapolis (I've lost track of exactly who, bummer).

I've always thought applause signs were so strange, funny even. It's a cue to tell an audience in a studio when to clap, so that viewers at home will know what they should be appreciating. Wierd.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hello, People! Welcome to my Blog!

I made these little guys yesterday out of some wire and a couple of things laying around. Enjoy!