I’m a recent convert to Star Wheels for intermittent movement. It’s like a geneva but even better! The Cake comes up every turn or so.
Here’s the latest piece to come out of my studio: Saga #2, maybe it’s a brief tale of a cat and bunny? I’m starting to work with unusual objects as cams. In this case, the cats’ body is a cam which moves the gear engaging the bunny’s movement. Aqua Art Miami 2012 BTW: It’s time […]
My neighbor, Chris Engles, is a filmmaker and veteran of public radio, having worked on such NPR favorites as Cartalk, The World, Morning Edition, The Connection and Living on Earth. He’s created a series of short documentaries on artists working in Brickbottom Studios in Somerville (where I live and work). My process and work is […]
I have a habit of randomly selecting titles when I complete work. Some days, I pull a record album (real vinyl) and find a song title I like. For this one I selected “The Changing Face of Harlem” collection of Jazz music from the 40s and song title “Is Is” by Stuff Smith. Oh yeah, […]
I find myself apologizing quite a bit for being so sparing between posts. This time I have a good reason as I’ve been laboring away for the past few months on a top secret animation project. To my delight, it’s just gone public, hence this blog post. For people familiar with this site, I gravitate […]
As has been the case for the last three summers, I spend my time up in Provincetown Massachusetts working on animated films and getting ready for my summer show at Schoolhouse Gallery. This year, the show runs from July 20 through August 8 with the opening reception on friday July 20 starting at 6PM. I’ll […]
For the past six weeks I’ve been working away on my latest piece; Yelling ‘Theater” in a Crowded Fire. It’s freestanding, electric, has a couple of interesting clutch mechanisms and makes lots of sounds. Here’s the rough video and, did I mention how much I love the smell of WD40 in the morning?
Here’s one of my favorite films from Ann Arbor, an early short film adapted from a short story by William Burroughs. Having had my share of broken drill bits, solder burns, broken taps and a million other little shop accidents, I find this a wonderful reminder in my day to day.
For the past two decades I've created "Mechanical Confections", one of a kind automata and kinetic sculpture incorporating found objects, metal and electro-mechanical components. My work has been featured in The Sunday New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, LA. Style and The Boston Globe and exhibited Internationally.