Tuesday, December 6, 2011


As an extension of the series of busts I have been producing I thought I would try out a human figure.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Autumn Exhibitions

Here are the exhibitions that Katie and I have been in this last Autumn, on top a lithophane for BYOB ( Bring Your Own Beamer) at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, in the middle is some imagery from the exhibition HERE at the Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts in Philadelphia as seen as critics picks in Art Forum, and third the Fresh Figurines show at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton Massachusetts's, featured in the Boston Globe. Something is happening with Future Retrieval. I now need a little time to reflect and play around in the studio without a heavy deadline.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lenticular Lenins

Here are some examples of the lenticular prints that I have been working  on with  Jordan Tate, who has been doing a lot of research into new ways processing imagery. The Prints were made from both video and 3-d scans of Vladimir Lenin's ceramic bust that I worked with while at the porcelain symposium in Poland. The lenticular print is a transformational image that becomes active based on the movement of the viewer. Above is a sequential panorama of the communist politician becoming a polygonal mass in the midst of an exploding star. Below you can see how one works in life.

Friday, October 7, 2011

STILL(ED) LIFE the exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art

Katie and I are exhibiting ten porcelain busts of of Alphonso Taft, influenced by Hiram Powers, that tower over detailed sculptures based on the only 18th century Dutch still life painting housed in this museums unique collection. "The Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House, a National Historic Landmark built about 1820 for Martin Baum, is the oldest domestic wooden structure in situ locally and is considered one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the Palladian style in the country.
Today, the Tafts’ distinguished collections are displayed in the Federal villa, which stands as one of the finest small art museums in the nation."
"Inspired by the Taft's permanent collection, Parker and Davis' fanciful and ironic porcelains combine the idealized beauty of historical decorative arts with the realism of the naturalist's eye"
Images courtesy of the gentleman, scholar, and recent collaborator Jordan Tate.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The man, the myth, Alphonso Taft

Here are a couple versions of Alphonso for the Taft Museum.
Katie and I have taken full advantage of the Sinton gallery and images of the installation will be emerging soon. Our exhibition is deceptively homogeneous with the museum, to the point that one may assume that it had always been there.
more here
city beat review here

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Taft Museum of Art

Nearly a year in the making, Katie and I as collaborators have our first solo Museum show on view at the Taft Museum of Art. Up next the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Fuller Craft Museum.
Here is a sample with links to explore, and more to come (click here)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

hands work well, often faster than computers .

A block of plaster, hammer, chisel, a potters trimming tool, and my bare hands.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Design Week New York

A little shot of our project for Model Citizens in concurrence with New York Design Week at the Chelsea Art Museum.
You must check out our project at our Future Retrieval blog as well as Katie's blog to get the full scope of the project .

Monday, May 2, 2011

Ceramic Busts

Over the last several months I have been involved in the production of these porcelain busts. Lenin from Poland, the RUX cameo, Alphonso Taft for the show Katie and I are working on at the Taft Museum of Art, as well as the many animal heads, there seems to be a theme. I began a new collaboration today using busts, and the visiting artist came in also mentioning how he wanted to make a bust. You gotta get yourself some ceramic busts.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

changing my mind

I am in the process of redesigning the branch like forms, carving them from plaster. The size and shapes are changing as well as the strategy for fastening, assemblage, and mounting.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The word is out

My take on a project we are working on for a museum show in Massachusetts's. We have been attacking the new shape on multiple fronts, with more to come. I have been adding hand cut decal triangles to our nasty hunting dog head. Katie has been china painting to an insane degree.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

XXXIV International Ceramics Symposium "Porcelain Another Way"

The second exhibition on the symposium that I participated in last September in Poland opens Feb 3 and runs through March 4 in Wroclaw, Poland. I wish I could make the trip to see everyone there. Here is another glimpse at my work station at the Walbzrych Porcelain Factory.