Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Part of a long term project.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

the mole's are back in town

The moles have been resurfacing in the studio over the last few weeks. Here are prototyped versions of the scan data, smooth, textured, and mini mole, plus a little model for a plush toy of the Slasher that I designed last summer (so secret that I may be forced to remove this post). Mole molds have been made and some new sculptures are on the way.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bright Ideas

Poland was great, and I would like to thank all of the symposium participants who for a short month became my good friends and family. I did not know what to expect, but I managed (with help) pretty well with the factories resources.
Each of the 26 completed Lenin busts are uniquely ornamented with factory decals, cutting them into tiny triangles and applying with tweezers. I began with the harlequin pattern, but like Lenin I began to deconstruct order and the pattern became more and more fractured.
Shown above is the work from the exhibition at the Walbrzych Museum, later this winter it will be traveling to the Ceramic and Glass gallery in Wroclaw, Poland.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another day in the factory

Some shots of my work area in Walbrzych Porcelain plus looking out the window of the factory. As you can see my main subject matter here has become Lenin, the Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician. I found this mold here and knew that I had to have it.
Our exhibition in the Walbrzych museum opens in a week so images of finished work are coming soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Almost two weeks into the symposium in Poland, though tired and tongue twisted things are happening . I am currently working in The Walbrzych porcelain factory shown here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I have had the pleasure of working with RUX a Manhattan based design firm over the last year on this secret project that was launched at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
RUX designed this uncanny bust featuring seven of our great fore fathers previously featured on US currency now better than ever morphed into one porcelain bust.
I have taken on the responsibility for the benefit of RUX and this great nation to undergo the painstaking task of fabricating the mold and master mold that will produce these busts.
Shown above is the original model with finished mold and to its left one of the first porcelain prototypes. Wait until you see it finished in black.

Here is the master ( a mold of a mold ) with a detail and what it makes on the right. Check out the finished work on the RUX website.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

hanging dead squirrell chandelier " PVR's Garden", in the dark

Here is the squirrel chandelier in full effect. Titled PVR's Garden, we are acknowledging the source of the squirrel, who had been terrorizing a crop of tomatoes. The materials involved are digitally imaged porcelain from my own taxidermy practice, hand and die cut paper, cast iron, yarn, and neon.

Monday, May 31, 2010

New Work

Katie was showing at Prairie, so in addition we thought it would be a good time to present a couple of our new collaborative projects.
More images at Future Retrieval
above: PVR's Garden.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

porcelain painting harlequin style

I have not painted in a while, here is some new stuff. Other and more complete versions by Katie and I can be seen at Future Retrieval
  1. Harlequin A conventional buffoon of the commedia dell'arte, traditionally presented in a mask and parti-colored tights.

  2. A clown; a buffoon.

adj. Having a pattern of brightly colored diamond shapes.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Small Favors V

This years contribution to the clay studios small favors show, the squirrel. I dont have much to say about this.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Replanting the Garden

The submission above is for Replanting the Garden, an exhibition curated by Richard Saja at Big Car gallery in Indianapolis. I decided to follow the Bosch painting of The Garden of Earthly Delights with a triptych of objects reinterpreting each of the three panels of the original. From the left, The Joining of Adam and Eve, The Garden, and Hell.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Toad Mode

A bit of progress on the cane toad initiative, click the image for detail. These guys made their debut at Musicnow, an incredible three day festival of performances held at Memorial Hall in Cincinnati. We (Future Retrieval) devised and installed work specifically for that event which was presented by Country Club Projects. It is true Cane Toads can and will eat rodents. The labor that has prevented my posting will come to light within the next month and a half where there are a few shows/ products that have been underground.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

preparation for the transformation and gettin squirrely

I have been getting this 3-D printed squirrel ready for some mold making, infusing it with epoxy to harden the gypsum powder. On right is the original taxidermy squirrel, painted white, leap-frogging its enlarged replica. The tail is such a distinguishing characteristic of these varmints, and I have come up with a few off the wall takes on the form. Stay tuned for some really wild stuff.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Marine Toad aka Cane Toad aka

This recent acquisition to my collection of invasive species is Bufo Marinus, the infamous Cane Toad. These giant toads multiply by the thousands and are probably the most widely introduced amphibian in the world. Growing to devour small rodents, there is also a milky toxic secretion coming from perotoid glands that will burn the eyes and inflame the skin . A dog or a cat that bites a Cane Toad will sicken and may die.
I will be using these toads in the Garden of Earthly Delights exhibition " Replanting the Garden" coming up this May at Big Car in Indianopolis.