Friday, February 25, 2011


There are updates on  "Projects in Nature 1, 2, and 3" and "Pilgrimage to the Magical Relic".

Use the  tool bar on the right to navigate back to those posts, and check them often!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Projects in nature part 3

This project is  focusing on  juxtaposing  an object within nature that perhaps seems surreal, or fictitious or even narrative of something that maybe be familiar to nature AND  amercing it within an actual landscape

In the Nodules of the form I have  planted seeds to eventual grow within, around and through the object

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Projects in nature part 2

These sketches are part of a project to create  my own "natural" objects

Here I am exploring form/ merging form/ isolating form/  showing growth in an unnatural pattern

These are cast plastic made with silicone mold material
The bud forms will be made from the cast plastic and the  twig parts with be electroformed copper and if I make leaves I am thinking of cast wax impressions or clay

Saturday, February 12, 2011

April Wood

Photo's courtesy of above Website

Projects in nature part 1

This series of projects is a collaboration of site specific installation and wearable objects.

Photoshop sketches:

Brooch for intsallation below

Plastic models for installation,  third generation

Wax  masters - third generation

Ring for Installation below


silicone mold of ring shank

Smooth on silicon mold, 27 T hardness/ clear

poured bee's wax,  not a  good idea, cannot carve

These are plastic molds i cast from the bronze master. They said it couldn't be done! but it has! 

Rosewood from Rockler

Electroformed wax models

Carved Balsa model

Basswood and cherry models

Plastic Spoon  models!!
Altered with  clay and then cast in plaster mold

Plastic spoons after I made plaster molds.  Each Plastic spoon was  enhanced with clay and then  molded. 

I used purple carving  injection wax to  pour each mold.  
The injection wax was better to carve but still sticky. 

possible layout for brooch

As of now I have made 6 master waxes to be molded again and cast in plastic

Plastic reside from pouring. I think it looks rad.

Sketch of brooch for  1st installation
images of inspiration and patters to follow