These two projects stood out in 2022.
First was the Kraken Shelves. Built to hold the clients collection of art books and small art pieces, this project took 230 hours to complete. It is made from steel pipe and flat bar that has been forged, fabricated and carved into the octopus arms. The shelves are reclaimed pine.
Next was a fun little series of shrunken heads. These were very quick to make compared to my other work so they felt like studies or sketches. Each sculpture started with an actual piston that I built up welds on to achieve the forms, then carved down and added details with die grinders. Each head features an actual wrench in the hair.
As with all my work, nothing is a casting. I form and carve everything directly in the metal, with the exception of any found objects I may incorporate.