Friday, December 24, 2010

winter wonder frog

wishing you a magical holiday season!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mushroom Court

I had some extra clay and thought I would recreate an old sketch in three dimensions. Goes well with these guys...

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Year's Day Talent Show Trophy!!!

New Year's Day is less than a month away, which means that some of my closest friends and I are anxiously preparing for our second annual New Year's Day Talent Show. In order to properly build the hype, I felt that a trophy was a must... So in the spirit of the spastic nature of the event I created this whacked out trophy assemblage. I would have loved to make it even crazier, but thought that it should be small enough to comfortably travel with (even though it will probably just come with me back to Pittsburgh! haha)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

simple & good magnet!

Some of you are familiar with my philosophy/symbol, simple and good. For some time now, it has helped me keep my priorities in order and reminded me to live simply and to make decisions with positive intentions. Today, I made a magnet of the symbol for my truck in an attempt to spread the thought. It's unfortunate that my bike is too small to get one too!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

painting for joe!

I just finished up this painting of good old Pittsburgh for a friend and thought I would throw it up on the good old internet.

Don't hesitate to ask if you'd like a painting. I forgot how much fun it is.

Monday, September 27, 2010

slug toothpaste!

brush up!

Lawrenceville Streetscape Planters

i was recently commissioned by the lawrenceville corporation here in pittsburgh to design and create streetscape planters for downtown lawrenceville. the brick planters will reference old smokestacks, commenting on the transformation of pittsburgh from an industrial mill city to a forward thinking green minded community. keep your eyes peeled for them in the spring of 2011!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Completed Kites

Last month I went to Devon, PA to install my kite sculptures for the Wind Through the Trees exhibit at Jenkins Arboretum, which opens October 2. The photos below are of the piece, "Tethered Kites".

Tree Install

So the tree at Community Human Services is finally in...

I still have to create a few ceramic memorial pieces to finish off the project but the installation is complete.

The lobby will soon be repainted most likely with some greens and black trim to compliment the tree and just generally improve the space.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Project update: Kite Sculptures

Below are a couple simple sketches of some kite sculptures that I'm making for a year long outdoor sculpture exhibition at Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens this fall followed by a few pictures of the work in progress.

Steel armature:

Almost done:

Project update: CHS Tree

Below are a few sketches of the proposed tree that I am building for the lobby of Community Human Services in Oakland (Pittsburgh) to be completed in September followed by some pictures of the piece in progress.

Tree structure in progress:

Stain test:

Donor leaves:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Julie and i have been eyeing this dried up fountain space in the Northside for some time and finally decided that it was time to get out the old sidewalk chalk and turn it into something special. in this case, a cardinal rose and an octopus, which we have so fittingly dubbed the chalktopus.

stump chair

We've had a few mishaps in our abode with old chairs falling apart. so when i found a pile of stumps a few blocks from home, i knew what had to be done. this is the result of salvaging an old chair with a goal of sturdiness in mind!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Beast Horn Bar Ends

my bike is now a wild thing...

Monday, February 22, 2010


Here are a bunch of recent projects (except the longboard and the owl, they're a little old) that are good for using as well as looking at! Enjoy!

Bamboo Stools

Fish Cage

Chess Set (collaboration with Lulu)

Bike Box

Owl Incense Holder


Monday, January 25, 2010