This is a project i did while renting space and attending classes at the Washington glass school, 2011-12. Really enjoyed my time with this group. I designed this three sided, welded and forged triangular frame to hold illustrated glass panels. This process of kiln formed glass is my favorite technique I learned at WGS.
Went for movement and over the top child's idea of a moonlit cowboy… or girl, this figure is kind of androgynous. Water color, Ink and mica chips on Masa paper. 15"x21"
Was feeling the colors when i did this one. Water color, Ink on Masa paper. 18"x30"
Painting of my wife Julia at the pottery wheel. Water color and ink on Masa paper. 11"x30"
Acrylic and lightweight spackle on canvas. Inspired by Icarus fable. 45"x45"
This painting was inspired by the poem "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh in which a shepherd tries but fails to win the heart of a nymph. She ends the poem by saying she cannot be moved to love him no matter what he promises. Poor shepherd… I thought he needed a top hat for some reason. Acrylic on canvas, 45"x20", custom frame.
This art was inspired by researching the origins Voodoo or Vodou. The Marasa are a central component of the Vodou religion and are renowned for their power as healers as well as the power to afflict misery. To those who enjoy their favor, the Marasa bestow good fortune and insight into the world of spirits. Ceramic, acrylic, metal work and mixed media. Five gallon stoneware jug
Vodou Jug Art: Marasa – view in round
Vodou Jug Art: Marasa – Top sculpture with cork base
Vodou Jug Art: Marasa – handle sculpture
This Jug art was Inspired by the design of Jon Contino and shoots for an over the top homage to patriotic symbolism. Had fun researching quotes of famous american patriots from all walks of life. Ceramic, acrylic, and mixed media. Five gallon stoneware jug
Patriotic Jug Art – additional views