an abundance of things. a true abundance of stuff.

I don’t know where to begin.  I do a bad job at keeping all my people up to date, now that I have finally gotten around to it, there is so much to say.  First off, I am loving my education here at NAU.  I feel like a geek saying that but its true.  I have been discovering different artistic avenues and I feel like I’m quite the explorer of new frontiers.  I’m creating art for both the pleasure of the process and the pleasure of whoever sees it afterward, it is a simple fact and it drives me-

I just finished a soda fire.  the textures and crystal growth bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.  Here are the results !

I happy about these pieces.  The surface on most of them is a surface I am been seeking for many moons.  it is a completely organic surface.  By that I mean I have mimicked a natural process within the earth, a process that in this case forms crystals, patterns and textures.  It is a somewhat random, somewhat uncontrolled, yet somewhat controlled look.  I feel like some sort of small god, some cosmic being who created a planet/piece of art but left the surface to develop its own organic beauty.  I also feel like a scientist.   its pretty great.

There’s other news, maybe even greater news.  The divergence from my regular routine of vessels has begun.  I am sculpting, and not just with clay but various types of metal.  I have just completed a recreation of Michelangelo’s “David” and I am pleased.  It’s a damn good thing too because it took a stupid long time.  It consists of metal rods, bent and welded.  As you can see, there are a lot of bends and welds.    the only critique I got from my teacher is that his wiener was too small and Michelangelo made a mistake. Oh well, this assignment was to simply recreate a famous piece and that is how it is.  Here is another piece from a fellow classmate. its pretty great.

I have been working on some other fun sculptures but cant find the photos.  Oh well, that leaves more news for the next episode.


This semester has been that most difficult one I have ever endured but it has also been the most enjoyable.  I don’t even want to think about how many hours I have put into my work, not to mention all the late nights, deadlines and solitude that comes with it.  Still, it has been a work of love and I am finding more enjoyment the further I progress.  I’m busting my ass, so to speak, and the thought of getting paid for this one day is intriguing.  That is why I am working on an online shopping cart so you can purchase my stuff and things for your own pleasure and enjoyment. Lets hope I get that up soon.

Thanks for your time.


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