Post Office in downtown Tempe, Arizona has art shows in
their windows. My work was selected for one of the
windows. The show, called "Momentum," runs from November 2010 until March
2011. Below are photos of each of my pieces in the show.
2010 Top Ten
Steel Sculpture Website
was recently selected as one of Capital Steel and Wire's
top ten steel sculptors.
am the featured artist in the April, 2010 issue of Pop
Pop Rocket is a Northern Arizona arts and
entertainment magazine published in Prescott, AZ. My
sculpture, COSMOS, is on the cover and there are photos
of some of my other work inside. The whole issue is
available online as a .pdf file.
the image at left to get to the article online.
2010 Hot Love Seat
wife, Nita, and I created a love seat out of junk we
gleaned from the Chandler recycling center. We called it
the "hot Love Seat." It was made specifically for a show
Chandler Center for the Arts called Ten
Transformations: Framing Renewal. The show runs
March 12th though April 16th, 2010 in Chandler, AZ.. The
Phoenix New Times put out an
article about the show but this was before the
show opened. I haven't seen any press about it after
that. With this project we put our talents together,
Nita's with concrete and mosaic, and mine with steel. We
included lots of different materials in the creation of
this bench. And it's actually comfortable to sit on!
January 3, 2010
Sculpture Sale - These sculptures need new homes!
- a complex wind sculpture over 20 feet tall and 12 feet
in diameter at the base. It has been been used in a
recent Bruce Willis movie, The Surrogates, is shown in
the 2010 Burning Man wall calendar, and a photo of it
appeared in Wired Magazine's online version in 2004.
It's gallery price would be $26,000. I am offering it
for $16,000. This is my most "famous"
sculpture to date.
Video of Cosmos in motion.
DANCINATOR - a skeletal figure of a woman
dancing. It is a little over 5 feet tall and is made out
of scrap steel and found steel objects. It's gallery
listed price was $3000. It is available
for $1600 direct from my studio.
free to make an offer on these. I need to clear out
space at my studio for more fun stuff.
Article by Royce Carlson in The Blue Rock Review - PLAY
Blue Rock Review is an annual collected
journal of visual art, essays, poetry, and interviews
about the creative process.
I wrote an article about how play and work blend in the
creation of my art and they published it in this year's
journal.. Each year has a theme and in this issue the
theme was "Play." The article features several photos of
my work. It's an honor to be represented in such a
fine publication. I highly recommend it to creative
people everywhere. It is published by The Blue Rock Artist
Ranch near Wimberley, Texas (not far from
December, 2009 Large Residential
the beginning of the summer of 2009 I have been working
on an impressive residential project. It was a 9,000 sq.
ft. house. The owners were super nice and invited
several artisans and fine craftsmen to add their
touches. I was lucky enough to be one of them. The
result was spectacular.
challenging part was a helical stairway. I had to cover
a curved stair stringer with steel plates so that it
would look like something you would find in an old
factory. Then I had to make a curved railing for the
stair. The railing contains several organic branch-like
only part of this wonderful job. I made branchy infill
panels for over 100 feet of log deck railing, a balcony
railing, four gates, 25 flower-like ground lighting
pieces, two sets of decorative chimney covers, and
several organic-looking hand rails with forged leaves at
the ends. All of it was done in a natural rust finish
with a boiled linseed oil sealer.
Burning Man Calendar has a picture of COSMOS in it.
Burning Man Festival organizers put out a wall
calendar. This year's contains lots of photos of art,
performances, etc. On the page for June, 2010, there is
night shot of Cosmos taken by John Ross.
Cosmos was set up at Burning Man in 2004. Since then it
has been displayed in the yard of my shop, Cosmic Steel.
When it was at Burning Man, it had Spandex covered wind
catchers. The Spandex rotted away very quickly. Now the
wind catchers are sheathed in steel for durability
COSMOS appears in
Bruce Willis film, released Sept. 25, 2009, is about a
future where everyone interacts via surrogate robots. My
sculpture, Cosmos, appears in the background about a
third of the way through the movie. The setting is the
"human reservation" where a character called The Prophet
(played by Ving Rhames) lives. It's a green park-like
setting with greenhouses and wind sculptures and such.
Cosmos can be seen spinning away at the left side of the
screen for about 2 seconds. There is a another,
direct-on, shot except Bruce Willis' head practically
fills the screen. I suppose, since he is the star of the
movie, that I shouldn't complain too much about him
blocking the view of the sculpture!
the movie was pretty good. Both my wife and I are
action/adventure and Sci-Fi fans so it's not surprising
that we liked it.
available for sale. - $16,000 The sculpture is a
little more than 20 feet tall and has a base diameter of
12 feet. There are multiple spinning elements. Check out
video tour of Cosmic steel to see it in action
(near the end of the 5-minute video).