Personal Work

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying," she said: "one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Lewis Carroll

“Oranges” – I saw a lovely old pitcher in an antique store and decided model it in 3D as an exercise. Simple enough, but the exercise evolved into a composition, which often happens.. this is the result.

“No Marbles” – Created as a promotional piece for print.

“The Maritime Express” –
Competition Award Winner. Don’t ask, because I really don’t know. It made sense at the time, and people seem to like it. I probably could have called this “Whistle while you work”.. Dolphins always seem happy, even when towing a belching monstrosity across the pond.

“November” – This was an unplanned image that took me for a ride as I modeled and staged it. I never was sure where it was going. If you have ever been totally immersed in a creative journey, you may know what it’s like when your muse drags you down the rabbit hole. I still look at this and wonder what the storyline is..

“Boo!” –
Competition Award Winner. These look like the sort of pumpkins I carve. No store bought templates or dental tools.. just a kitchen knife and some elbow grease, yeilding simple squash of great character.

“The Atmosaur” – Competition Winner. The competitive theme was “The Intergalactic Zoo”, and spawned incredibly creative work from many artists. Perhaps my museum experience gave me a leg up. I composited my son into the image, and he and the beast seem to have found a common wavelength.

“Check Please” – Competition Winner. The subject was “Falling Apart”. Most entries involved dilapidated buildings or broken toys. I chose a different interpretation of the theme, which may have helped the piece succeed.