2001 to 2005 Sculpture and Drawings
Artist note: The sculpture was created to be exhibited at the University of Hawaii International "Shoebox" exhibition" but was replaced because it turned out to be 1 inch over the length allowed.
Artist drawing, used as a working drawing, it was on a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I've misplaced it.
The photograph of this beautiful ancient vessel was the spark for Ode to the Shang Dynasty.
Artist note: This sculpture was influenced by something I heard: "When the ax entered the forest, the trees were heard to say; "The handle is one of us".
Jaw House and House in Peril are in Private Collections
Title: Coal Temple, 2005, 7 x 3 x 3 inches, Unique cast and fabricated bronze with steel base.
Artist note: The drawing above was one of many drawings that influenced this sculpture, and, in fact, there are multiple sculptures influenced by a group of drawings from sketchbook #10-2003
Left, Title: Religion Totem, 2003, 28 x 5 x 5 inches, Unique cast and fabricated bronze, steel base, steel cable.
Artist note: The creation of this sculpture was sparked by my naive curiosity about the origin and mutations of religion. It includes a snake, apple, bird, bird nest with an egg, a "wheel of fate", a grand deity and a false idol. All that, and more.
Artist sketchbook #12 2004
Title: The Anvil, The Wedge, The Captured Hidden Traveler, The French Daredevil, And Grandmaster P’s She Goat, 2004
38 x 8 x 7 inches, Unique cast and fabricated bronze, Private Collection Drawings: artist sketchbook #12, 2004
The sculpture is a totem of objects, symbols and images derived from recent work. The “Hidden Traveler” within the sculpture was derived from two other sculptures: The Cart With the Cloven Hoof, and The Way of the Cart. The anvil on the base represents my studio/foundry. The anvil is marked “Acme” which is in honor of Wile E. Coyote, who will hopefully become an important Icon in the future. The French Daredevil made his debut on this sculpture and was sent on a fatal mission on a later sculpture titled, “The French Daredevil's Fatal Mission”. On top is “Grandmaster P’s She Goat”, a small copy of Picasso’s "She Goat", 1950, which is exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Above the “French Daredevil” sits a barrel of oil, which seems to bear great importance in this, the 21st century.
Title: Last Barrel of Oil (The Rat Eats the Cheese), 2005, 14 x 6 x 5 inches, Unique cast and fabricated bronze.
Below: I made these sculptures during the Iraqi invasion in 2003 on April 8, 9 and 10th. This was during the time when the museums were being looted. I was thinking of all the lost art.
7 x 3 x 3 inches, Unique cast and fabricated bronze.
Light Emitting Diodes
Studio Study, digital image: Diane Kreiter
All are powered from 9 volt D.C. transformers
I'm using the L.E.D. electrical symbol for a design on the doors.
Artist note: In my way of thinking, the mineral jet and the gastrolith both relate to the history of oil and on the sculpture is a barrel of oil. This sculpture is about Queen Nefertiti's relationship with oil (none, I'm sure). The gastrolith is from a dinosaur, also an oil reference. Nothing can be gleaned from this distortion except that it was the story I made up as I created the piece. There is also a swan on the base which is to me symbolic of the San Francisco Palace of Fine Art.
Found Object Sculptures for the Long Beach Art Center Exhibition. 2004, Juror: George Herms
Above, Conceptual drawing, artist sketchbook #15, 2004
Title: The Turtle Sighed To See Such a Sight and the Rocket Left For the Moon, 2004, 65 x 12 x 12 inches Unique cast and fabricated bronze
Title: The Turtle Sighed To See Such a Sight and the Rocket Left For the Moon 2004
65 x 12 x 12 inches Unique cast and fabricated bronze, Drawing from sketchbook # 15
Exhibited, Art Museum of Los Gatos 2005
Juror award from Karen Tsujimoto, Senior Curator of Art , Oakland Museum of California
Exhibited, Art Object Gallery, San Jose, California, 2006
Exhibited, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Artists Gallery 2007
Title: Boat and Boot, 2003, 10 x 10 x 4 inches, Cast and fabricated bronze, Private Collection