Friday, June 1, 2012

Temporary relocation

It is a time of great change at work, at home, and in my studio. Until things settle down, I'll be temporarily relocating my virtual self to the Altered Arte Facebook page. Come visit me there (if you're so inclined).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Getting inside your head - #1

This is the first piece in the series that I'm doing for Visual Fringe 2012. The inset shows the piece from the back view.

I'm a work in progress
Series: What's going on inside your head?
Title: I'm a work in progress
6"x6"x4" - mixed media sculpture

What you see on the outside may give you a hint as to what's going on inside. Or it may not. As a lifelong student of people (I majored in Sociology and Psychology), this pretty much sums up my personal experience.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

By any other name

It's spring and all sorts of things have sprung up around the studio, including these eternal roses (scent free, mind you). I've got over a dozen black ones done now. I'm also going to do a few red ones for a punch of colour. They'll be a nice compliment to my other stuff for Shock Stock.

Monday, February 27, 2012


I'm continuing to experiment with texture. To that end, I've started on a new series of small graphic images for Shock Stock retail.

Texturals #1
Title: Texturals #1
5"x7" - mixed media on canvas board

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rex & Des

This is a composite picture of Rex and Des. It was commissioned as a gift for her birthday. Hope she likes it!

Rex & Des
Title: Rex & Des
11"x14" - mixed media on canvas

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bit by bit

I'm bringing some bling to this year's Shock Stock.

mosaic skull
Title: Mosaic skull
4"x6"x6" - acrylic on papier mache

Base colours available: gold (shown), silver, black, brown, burgundy, red, purple, and green

Monday, January 2, 2012

And so it begins

Base coated skulls
Over New Year's I started on two new series. One's for Shock Stock, the other's for Visual Fringe. The papier mache forms have been made and all base coated. Now the fun and creative stuff begins.

Just wait 'til you see what these turn into!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Grindhouse balls

Black Frankenstein El Topo Dolemite
As a door prize donation for the Shock Stock Christmas party, I made a set of ten Grindhouse movie poster balls. Festive, seasonal, and one-of-a-kind.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Planning ahead

I've signed up for the 2012 editions of the Shock Stock Horror and Subculture Convention and the London Fringe Festival's Visual Fringe. Both events are scheduled earlier in the year than they have been in previous years. That means that all of the deadlines are moved up too. Hope I'm not over-committing myself.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Snapshot from a Fringe film shoot

You know a musician's the real deal when they're using someone else's instrument and can still make beautiful music.

Hawn Isali
Title: Hawn Isali
11"x14" - mixed media on canvas