King Size Four Poster Ball Bed for Andy
I promised Linda that I'd complete a king-size bed for Andy's room before Andy and Lauren arrived home for Christmas -- and I came through! This was an interesting project. The idea was to make a mortise and tenon bed frame to support a plywood platform and memory-foam mattress - with fabulous stacked spherical posts. The spheres would be laminated plywood rings, turned round on the lathe and threaded onto 3/4 inch all-thread rod. Worked out well! Thanks to my intern, Madeline Cass, for assisting with priming, transportation, and assembly! httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ7WkDLdxPI [nggallery id=192]
Maggie 85 x 44 inches watercolor and ink (pen and ink drawing)
Who wouldn't fall instantly in love with the amazing, multi-talented recording and visual artist, Maggie Rose Mull? Certainly not I, and I am not alone (if you can unravel all those multi-negatives)! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN30BRx25xY The inimitable Maggie Rose Mull "Let's Fall in Love" ukulele style As Eric Fischl spoke at the opening of America Now and Here, a young woman in the crowd stood out as though haloed in sparkler-sparks. I asked my friend, Donald Rosenfeld, who is THAT girl? Don knew her and told me her name was Maggie Mull and he introduced us. She was working for America Now and Here, facilitating ...
Madeline and Kit, 13 x 5.7 inches, woodblock print from 17 blocks
My intern this year, Madeline Cass (who is responsible for scanning and data entry of my collection of Japanese prints - see woodblockprints.org), and her roommate, Kit Landwehr, modeled for me June 8. Years ago I'd really loved printing the stripes of a seersucker robe and Kit's striped dress was a natural for another attempt when barenforum.org hosted its 54th print exchange - this one all moku-hanga. It had been a long time since I'd participated in a Baren exchange (I'm a co-author of the Baren web site and active on its steering committee, Baren Coucil). So I decided to ...
Paul 83 x 37 inch watercolor with pen and ink drawing
Commission for Bunni and Paul Copaken on the occasion of Paul's 75th birthday. This large portrait of Paul on his bicycle hangs in their Aspen, Colorado home. [nggallery id=185]
Double Bed for Allegra
Deeply engraved intersecting spiral themed double bed for my daughter Allegra's bedroom. CNC routed 3/4 inch MDF (medium density fiberboard) frame - all parts cut from a single sheet of 3/4 inch MDF - plus a 3/8 inch plywood platform to support the memory-foam mattress. [nggallery id=183]
Cambodia 3 32 x 61 inch pen and ink drawing
Another drawing of victim remains from late 1970's Phnom Penh Cambodia S-21 prison [nggallery id=184] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkikqBoim2s
“Misty” pen and ink drawing 82 x 45 inches
My friend, accomplished figurative ceramist Misty Gamble, teaches Foundations at the Kansas City Art Institute agreed to model for me wearing her powder-blue faux fur jacket. She was super-animated and great to work with and for. I don't really know 'why', but it seemed to me that a deep green paper color would suit this portrait -- in the end, there was so much ink on the paper that the green only gives it a bit of olivey flavor. [caption id="attachment_1821" align="alignnone" width="588"] "Misty", 82 x 45 inches, completed April 19, 2012, pen and ink drawing, white ink and black ink ...
Carlos Pen and Ink Drawing 75 x 45 inches
My friend, Kim Weinberger told me that her friend, Carlos Hernandez, had admired my work at the America Now and Here show and wanted to model for me - she introduced us over drinks and... Well Carlos is a great looking guy and the following weekend he came to my studio to model for me. Nice guy and a wonderful head, I think this is one of my most successful drawings to date. [nggallery id=177]