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    Untitled: Wilderness Study

    December 5th, 2013

    Unititled Wilderness Study (1)







    Untitled: Rhino Skate Study

    December 5th, 2013





    a study for a larger work thinking with the Lisbon Rhinoceros

    December 5th, 2013




    Bird Shop: Lower Astronomy 2




    It’s been a while

    December 5th, 2013

    It has been over a year since my last post.

    Playing Willy Wonka.

    a small preview.


    June 20th, 2011

    Images from big sky country.

    It was my first time out there and it was amazing.

    There are so many kinds of clouds in the sky at once.

    When stopped on the road you could hear the birds and wind.

    what a lovely place and I saw a moose. What more can you want. well a big horned sheep, but I’ll settle for a moose and a lovely weekend.

    block building video!

    May 19th, 2011


    block building video Chukk put together. so fun. thanks KK.

    this and that

    May 16th, 2011

    bundle of stools

    Frechie in process

    Prancing pony on stilts.

    look close. upper left, midlle-ish of this image there is a Red Drink Thermos stuck in the tree. Probably 100 ft in the air.

    Tagged cactus. At least it was with marker and not a knife like most of ‘em.

    That’s how I would store my boat too.

    new pelican head piece.

    heart window. I heart so cal.

    um. why so many?


    masks and a squirrel

    April 25th, 2011

    Small Masks for Auctions this spring and summer. I really like the smaller size.

    A Mask for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Auction


    Mirror frames with carved birds for my friends Sara and Justin and their twins Caroline and Penelope who I can’t wait to meet! The birds were a new way of carving. I wanted them to feel simple and drawn. These are on their way to Austin and will post an image of them with mirror glass!


    And Wilson, who I started last month in Arkansas while visiting the ULAR. I am really enjoying all the parts and pieces and connections. He will be partly carved, partly blocky, with architectural components The signs of joinery are something I like, the big mortise through his neck and all the dowels. They will be exposed on the finished piece.


    and a Whale!

    April 21st, 2011

    my largest piece yet, a Blue Whale with a roof rack!

    He is a big piece, 11′ long, but small for a whale.

    In the middle of this image is a small stool. The stool and other architectural elements add layers of scale. The whale gets enormous, larger than life, when you put yourself on the stool.  Elements or architecture are more suggested and drawn, he transforms from from carved to assembled from nose to tail. He is both coming and going, becoming and disappearing.

    he breaks into 6 pieces. When taken apart he looks like a whale ship wreck. Which I really like.


    April 11th, 2011

    my hands.

    and some drawings done in January in Bolivia. My nephew Arua helped me with color selection. He also helped me name my new body of work by asking me what I was drawing.

    Edificios Imposibles translation Impossible Buildings.

    Arua makes fantastic drawings, mostly of cars, trucks, and animals. One of my favorite things that he did was to have both the sun and the moon in his drawings. I copied him, because I thought it was brilliant. He also started drawing birds with four legs. I have yet to do that.