Russet Potatoes 🥔 🥔
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted art, but I’m going to make it a regular practice again. I’ve found it difficult to be creative since the pandemic started and felt less connected with the work I’ve been making. It’s important to keep creating, though, especially when feeling uninspired. I’m not sure what direction I’ll grow in, but this is the art I was working on before the future felt so uncertain.
The project is sculpting breasts onto store-bought decorative foam fruit and veggies. Technically, it’s a great color/ texture matching challenge. I enjoy matching the flawed finishes, putting a perfect handmade detail on something clearly fake and mass produced. Conceptually, I’m interested in how women’s bodies are often compared to fruit, in playing with the juxtaposition of still lifes and naked women in art.I’m still deciding on a series title. So far, I’ve got Feminine Fruit or Breastables. What do you think? This Granny Smith has already sold, but there’s more fruit in the works. Would folks be interested in prints in the future?
See this lovely lady-pin in person and do some bowling this Thursday at Comet! A bunch of talented artists have customized bowling pins for their silent auction which will benefit local nonprofits. The Comet Pub & Lanes and Creature Comforts will host the Get Comforta-Bowl tournament on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The tournament will benefit local nonprofits, including Friends of Refugees, Our House and College AIM. Check out their page for details @thecometpubandlanes
Both colorways of Gumheads have sold out!
Thanks so much to everyone who brought one home. 🖤 I hope they bring you good luck and the best kind of mischief. This is the last of these colors, but I’ll be doing more variants in the future. Glow-in-the-Dark, maybe?! Keep an eye out here.
Gumheads are elemental spirits. They begin as forgotten wads of gum, stuck under tables and chairs. Most bubblegum is ordinary, but every once in a while, through a twist of fate (and a little saliva), old gumwads awaken as mischievous sprites.Sticky and malleable, they love to steal and hoard tiny objects. They’ve got your DNA in them, but gumheads aren’t always friendly. They have a penchant for chaos when left unattended, but are easily won over with gifts and attention. Under the right circumstances, gumheads are fun companions and can bring good luck and adventure.
This Amber Eyed Peeping Bloom always keeps an eye out for dreamers lost in slumber. Our internal landscapes are vast and complicated. We could all use a friendly guide in the upside down of our imagination. Where do you go when you sleep?
See all the weird things I’ve been working on, plus beautiful new work by @danielcurranart and @ryshu at Galeria Regina tonight, Saturday August 17th 5-9pm.
Casting a Woolly Caterpillar
This is a split mold, which means I poured it as a single block and cut it open for casting. Check out the below picture to see the original sculpt set up for molding. I put vents in the middle to prevent air bubbles. The blocks beneath the caterpillar are reservoirs to make pouring the resin easier.
Get your own cutie this Saturday at Galeria Regina, 5-9pm.
Solar Fire Bloom 📸 close up
The petals are finished with a color shifting chameleon paint, and the inside piece is painted with holographic pigment that reflects rainbow. See it in person along with fantastic new work by @ryshu and @danielcurranart this Saturday, August 17th 5-9 at Galeria Regina.
Buttermilk Sky Dreamer ️
On view at Galeria Regina, encore reception this Saturday, 5-9pm.
Another Woolly Caterpillar, grown from dreams, a sweet fuzzball living in an alien flower-scape. This one has been adopted, but there are still a couple colorways left! Check em out in person, along with new art by @ryshu and @danielcurranart at Galeria Regina, this Saturday 9-5pm.
A strawberry who grows strawberries
Just a simple country farmer with flowers in his back pocket. #fbf to this needle felted sculpture I made a few years back, titled Harvest. Here’s a peek into the process behind making the basket full of berries. 🧺
Demolding the Blue Haze Bloom
This beauty has sold, but there will be more alien blooms for sale at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora August 17th, 5-9pm at Galeria Regina.
This Golden Toothed Beauty grants wishes
One touch of the golden tooth is all it takes, simply reach inside. The glitter mouth awaits. See this human eater and more at Journey to Terra Flora at Galeria Regina Saturday August 17th, 5-9 pm.
🌘 Flesh and Blood Dreamer 🌒
See this and other new work by me, @ryshu and @danielcurranart at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora August 17th, 5-9 pm at Galeria Regina. 🖤
Another Woolly Caterpillar off to a good home
Say hello to this cutie and see the rest of the bunch at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora at Galeria Regina Saturday, August 17th, 5-9pm. There’s still lots of cool art available!
This sweet little Woolly Caterpillar has been adopted, but there are still a couple up for grabs! Each one is unique, no two paint jobs the same.
See these cuties and more at the encore reception of Journey to Terra Flora, Saturday August 17th 5-9pm at Galeria Regina.
Blossoms waiting patiently for the art show. I can’t wait to take some good pictures of these! One of my favorite things about mold making getting to experiment with different looks on one sculpture. Each flower is a little different and completely one of a kind. These and more will be at Journey to Terra Flora, opening July 13th at Galeria Regina. Hope to see you there! Link in bio. @ryshu @danielcurranart
Close ups of the Mega Galactic Void
The Void is back! This monster will be on view along with new work at Galeria Regina Saturday July 13, 5-9.
Trying out colors on translucent resin
I’ll have this and other new work at Galleria Regina July 13th. Journey to Terra Flora is a 3 person show featuring alien plant life. Link in bio