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I’ve explored the corkscrews-as-people theme before, but it was the discovery of an unusual brass one that got me interested again.  This piece was also an excuse to delve into patinas.  Note that the figure is polished shiny, while the rest is stained a deep brown/purple.


Corkscrew, door hardware cover plates, cooking pot, candle stick parts, toy gearbox, motor, aluminum and brass stock.


mechI’ll have a number of small pieces in the show “Mechanical Life” at the Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater MA October 15 through November 7.  I’m honored to be alongside the likes of Tom Haney and J. Shea.  I won’t be able to attend the show in person, but I’ll post photos as soon as they are available.


Just a reminder to anyone in the San Francisco Bay area, my new piece “Armed and Dangerous” will be on display at the Exploratorium through the weekend.  There is an outdoor event that is free to the public on Saturday, and I’ll be hanging around from 11-3 just inside the main entrance (where my sculpture is installed).


A litte while back I did a piece titled “Zip Synch“.  After it found a home I was approached to make a similar piece on commission.  The client was interested in the thematic value of the little vintage film canister cases and he even managed to source another pair for the project.  In keeping with the theme, the base was built using two heavily modified winding mechanisms from a film editing machine.

The resulting piece was titled “The Conversation”.