Tuesday, October 06, 2020
The title of this mixed media mosaic piece is "Splendor". It is composed of a combination of my jewel-like 'torched' CD and DVD material and my iridescent 'torched' confectioner's foils articulated with tooled impressions. I think the color combinations and the composition of this piece are very pleasing. It is currently available for sale. Please contact me for details if you are interested in purchasing it.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
With this artwork, I am going in a different direction or genre. The 3 dimensional elements are torched foils over medallions or heat-textured CD and DVD plastics. They are elevated on little pedestals and arranged in an array similar to a mineral or insect collection display. Maybe they are some type of alien artifacts - who knows. This one is titled 'Collection I'.
This multi-hued artwork is composed of multiple unique elements. The large central rectangle is a piece of textured board covered in torched foil. Multiple strips of torched CD and DVD 'jewels' complement the other foil covered elements that reflect textured aluminum substrates and deformed CD plastic surfaces. Dig it!!!! The title of this work is 'Zowie!'
Emulating some type of archaic tableau, this 3-dimensional array of textured plaques could be door to an ancient treasure trove, the cover of a reliquary or the magical entry to the tomb of an incredible entity from across the galaxy. Some have said it reminds them of a slab of carbonite with an alien creature embedded within. Or maybe it's just an eye-pleasing arrangement of colored and textured rectangles concocted in a lonely artist's basement studio. It is a mixed media 'mosaic' that can be framed and wall hung. The materials are heat-modified confectioners' foils over heat textured pieces of CD and DVD. The slabs are raised 1/8" above the substrate. I titled it 'Ancient'.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Metals used include old bullet casings and various can metals, all flattened and buffed or torched and embossed or simply left the way they were.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
This new art work is entitled "Candyapple Metalflake Electric Rainbow Kachina". The basic design borrows elements from the imagery of the Hopi and Navaho kachina figures as well as some of the characteristics of Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass designs.
It uses recycled CD/DVD materials and has over 200 individual elements/pieces in the mosaic. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't catch the spectral flashes and scintallant quality of materials. Though there are patches of rainbow colored bars in the composition, there are also many rainbow flashes from the diffraction of the materials themselves. No doubt, whatever mysterious beings or entities reside in realm of Kachinas, they will bless this new piece with success.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
This matted mosaic piece is composed of many different colors and 3 different types of recycled disks. The silver pieces are just standard old CDs like you get from AOL or software or what have you. The various deep colors and black are Memorex CD-Rs. The light green ones are regular CD-Rs. The bright plum colored rectangles are DVD-Rs. All have been modified by torching them to just the proper degree, cut to shape and glued to the substrate.
The title of this piece is "Harlequin", referencing the multiple bright colors used in the piece, similar to the clown suit worn by the harlequin characters of Italian operas. It is 18" x 24" and is currently hanging in my dining room.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This eye-catching artwork is entitled Crystal Chaos for obvious reasons. I wanted to depict regularity collapsing into a chaotic jumble. However, it turned out that the chaos dominated to the point that the perimeter matrix of regularity is hard to discern. The chaos took over.
Still, the flashes of color and play of light in this piece are wonderful as you walk past it. Especially in a sunlit room.
This is a new piece that is already matted and framed. The art is 9" x 12" in an 18" x 22" silvery-gold wood frame. This piece is for sale, so if you are interested, please leave a comment with your contact info and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
First come, first served.
Here is a fun little assembly called Robo-Kachina.
Far in the future when only the Native Americans of the southwest have survived the impacts of the asteroid rain of 2012 and are adapting the technologies of the outside world to their traditional ways of life, their ceremonies are now populated by the dreaded Kachinas of old in a new and different guise - robotic monsters, clicking and whistling about the square, chasing the dancers and the children back into their pueblos.
Not very likely.....but it's the best b***s*** I could cook up on the spur of the moment.
CDs/DVDs/sparkle paper. Visions of strange days to come?
Monday, November 10, 2008
This mosaic piece, entitled Udjat Eye, is mainly torch-modified CD and DVD materials trimmed with gold foil from....yes, chocolate wrappers. Though it sounds silly, certain gold foils used for chocolates can be made to mimic gold leaf in a marvelously acurate way. Similarly, the CD/DVD material mimics jewels.
This piece takes its pattern from an actual ancient bracelet found in the tomb of Pharoah Sheshonk II and represents the Eye of the falcon God Horus. It had many magical meanings to the Egyptians, and I doubt if that ancient craftsman had any idea that his beautiful work would wind up being wrought in such a modern way over here in Colorado, a place he knew nothing about. But if there is a life after death and he can look down at this art, I hope he is pleased at my attempt to copy his art. The effort was due to my admiration of the original, probably in the Cairo Museum.
This piece, however, is in a collection in Thornton, Colorado.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
This piece, 'Jewel Pavement', is the favorite of everyone who's seen it in person. I entered it and several other pieces in the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for emerging artists and it was purchased by a gentleman from Florida. I was excited to have sold another piece, but I kind of hate to see this one go as I really liked it. I'll have to do more in the same genre'.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
This piece was done to enter in a gallery show whose theme was the color red. It is entitled "Brothels of Oz".