Monday, November 1, 2021

Candelabras

 These are two candelabras that I made for a client. These are of steel, with very light construction, using 1/2 inch candles. The client provided photos, which I used as the basis for these two pieces. These are approximately 3 feet long.



 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

End Table

 I was asked to make an end table, using pine with pine beetle stains, coated with spar varnish.   The legs and frame are steel.   



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Utah Quilt Block





This is part of my quilt block series, in this case a nine patch quilt.   I am juxtaposing the ancient and the modern, the petroglyph with the pictograph.   The copper panels are deeply etched, like a petroglyph carved into stone.  The frame is beetle killed pine.   The center panel represents the famous Supernova petroglyph from Chaco Canyon.

Utah is a place where petroglyphs, jeeps and oil development come together.  This is about as close to a political piece as I do.    

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Diversity 2 Art Show

I participated in the Diversity 2 Art show in Fort Collins Colorado Feb. 5-8.  There were several artists participating.   The metalwork is mine.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Pre-Inca Mask

The local art museum has an annual mask fundraiser.   The museum provides a white clay mask, and artists paint or embellish the mask as they see fit.   I decided to go a different route, reproducing it in copper.



My Pre-Inca Copper Mask represents my response to early Peruvian metalwork.  On a recent trip to Peru, I was fortunate to see pre-Hispanic metalwork at the Larco Museum in Lima.  I was amazed at the quality of the work.  This mask is my tribute to those ancient metalworkers.  The green patina around the edge represents the corrosion found on buried metalwork; the shine shows how the pieces looked when they were made and worn.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Ornaments

Every Christmas, I make Christmas ornaments as gifts. In the last couple of years, the ornaments have been etched. The design is transferred to the copper, and then the copper is chemically etched to make the design in copper. Afterwords, the ornament is buffed to a high shine. These ornaments are about 3 inches in diameter. The 2018 ornament is a snowflake.


The 2017 ornament was a Christmas tree. The appearance is somewhat different, as the copper ages to a deeper color over time.