Blog

  Marble Mosaic of Table 45 of Eustachi’s Tabulae Anatomicae, 2020 Marble, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Petrified Wood, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can be found here:...

Marble Mosaic of Table 43 of Eustachi’s Tabulae Anatomicae, 2020 Marble, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Petrified Wood, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can be found here:...

Marble Mosaic of Table 19 of Eustachi’s Tabulae Anatomicae, 2019 Marble, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Blue Quartz, Rose Quartz, Star Ruby, Black Garnet, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the...

At Downriggers in Friday Harbor, WA, a Compass 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl plays a central role as a gathering place on the harbor front patio. Diners can watch boats come and go while enjoying regional Pacific NW American cuisine, innovative cocktails and gorgeous views. When I...

  Ingrid at Georgetown Brewing Company, in Seattle, WA sent me these great photos of one of my Big Bowl O’ Zen Sculptural Firebowls installed at their recently expanded tasting room. The tasting room features exposed steel and concrete, a bar-top fabricated with salvaged wood from...

Marble Mosaic of Table 33 of Eustachi’s Tabulae Anatomicae, 2019 Marble, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Rose Quartz, Star Ruby, Black Garnet, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project...

Marble Mosaic of Table 38 of Eustachi’s Tabulae Anatomicae, 2019 Marble, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Rose Quartz, Star Ruby, Black Garnet, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project...

[caption id="attachment_18688" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo by Janet Loughrey for Small Gardens Magazine[/caption] When Jeff Fisher ordered a Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl for his 60th birthday, I was happy to help him celebrate a milestone. I always like it when a firebowl has special meaning...

Using marble, stone and precious gems I am creating a series of 12 mosaics that replicate Bartolomeo Eustachi’s 16th Century anatomical engravings. As each mosaic is finished, it is added to the bottom of this page. Scroll down to see large photos of the finished...

Marble Mosaic of Table 21 of Eustachi’s Tabulae anatomicae, 2018 Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Blue Quartz, Rose Quartz, Star Ruby, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can...

Marble Mosaic of Table 23 of Eustachi’s Tabulae anatomicae, 2018 Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can be found here: Anatomy Set in...

Marble Mosaic of Table 28 of Eustachi’s Tabulae anatomicae, 2018 Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Star Sapphire, Gatorfoam substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can be found here: Anatomy...

Marble Mosaic of Table 30 of Eustachi’s Tabulae anatomicae, 2017 Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Star Sapphire, Hardiebacker substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can be found here: Anatomy...

Marble Mosaic of Table 31 of Eustachi’s Tabulae anatomicae, 2017 Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Hardiebacker substrate, Steel frame. 86.25" High x 50.25" Wide x 2" Deep This mosaic is part of a larger project I am building. Details of the full project can be found here: Anatomy Set in...

  It's not revolutionary to tell you that if you have a big project in mind, you can save a lot of time and frustration by doing as much advance planning as possible. You'll still need to amend, revise, improvise and adapt as you go but...

To celebrate eleven years of making Sculptural Firebowls™, I am introducing a new line of Exclusive Originals, custom fire features that are true one-of-a-kind works of art. My Classic Sculptural Firebowls are signed and numbered in an open edition. As the artist, I draw and cut...

For most of us, gathering around the fire is a seasonal activity. In summer and fall a fire is a favorite way to spend an afternoon or evening. In spring, if it’s not too muddy or wet, gathering around the fire is a pleasant return...

The Compass Rose features four layers of relief sculpture— The bowl itself, two layers of cut steel star designs, and hand made "clavos" (decorative bolts). The compass letters are cut out of the bowl so ire can show through them and so they will also...

Patrick and Ann in Maryland own one of my very rare 52 inch Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls™. But they also have something that no one else has as yet— custom Prometheus Torches that are not only plumbed for gas, but can be turned...

I'm always excited to see where my art winds up, but I especially like when it finds a place where it brings meaning to it's new home. Rhett ordered an Eternal Flame Sculpture as a present for his girlfriend's birthday which became the centerpiece of...

When Kevin called from Long Beach , CA he already knew that my firebowls will last generations. Thinking about how the firebowl would be passed down through his family, he wanted to commission a custom piece that would tell a story about his present family...

Patrick in Hayward, CA bought his Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ four years ago and just sent me the following testimonial and photos: I chose the bowl of fire because it's a perfect piece of art. You have made something beautiful out of recycled material....

  Gracing a raised fountain promontory, the Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ at Sandals Ochi in Ocho Rios, Jamaica makes quite the tropical statement! From the photo above you can see that it definitely puts guests in a festive mood as they enjoy the poolside...

The Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ was the star of Caribbean Courtyard, Season 2, episode 5 of Billy Derian's DIY Network show Extra Yardage. The episode first aired September 4, 2012. The description on the site is a bit brief, but since I have...

For his La La Land Record Release Party last summer, philanthropist and pop star Sir Ivan Wilzig installed two Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls™ flanking the pool of his 13,000 square-foot castle known as the "Playboy mansion of the East." The event has been...

Last night my firebowls warmed the stars at the Cannes Film Festival. It was a cold, rainy evening for an outdoor seaside party, so I'm sure the firebowls were appreciated. Calvin Klein purchased SIX Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowls™ for the company's annual Women in...

The Compass Sculptural Firebowl™ is the third custom design I've made for Graeme Cameron of Base Camp X. The idea appealed to me strongly because you can orient the bowl to the cardinal points and it will always tell you which way you're facing....

The Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ is aptly named as it has become the centerpiece of several fountains in top notch hospitality environments. Brian Sweeney created a Japanese inspired fountain for the Glenn Hotel in Downtown Atlanta using my 24" Font O' Fire firepit. The...

Waikiki Parc Hotel has three Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls™ decorating their pool deck facing the ocean. The firebowls are installed in a concrete bed filled with blue glass, which give the illusion they are floating in a pool. Many of my gas fired...

The Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ features as a social centerpiece in this Santa Monica garden patio designed by landscape architect Joseph Marek. The warm rust patina of the firebowl nicely complements the color of the walls and the outdoor cushions of the day bed. I've...

The Waves O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ at Onyx was only one of the club's many outdoor amenities. I never had a chance to visit Onyx before its recent closure, but from all accounts it was quite the operation! A review of Onyx on Columbus Alive portrays...

The Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowl™ overlooks the ocean in this Pacific Palisades garden design by Joseph Marek. The simplicity of the Big Bowl O' Zen is a perfect match for this minimalist, modern design. The small square grass yard surround by stone terrace my...

The plaza fountain at BluEmber Restaurant in Rancho Mirage, CA was one of the first to incorporate my firebowls. A Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ is the centerpiece of the multi-level masonry fountain. At night, the fire fountain provides lighting and ambiance, by day it...

This stunning project by Montreal designer Endrée Villeneuve of Vision enVert uses three King Isosceles Sculptural Firebowls™ to great effect. The firebowls flank a pool on stone pillars, with gorgeous waterfalls feeding into the pool to create a soothing soundscape. Built on the shores of...

The goal of this project was to create a firebowl nested within an outer ring so that it appears to float in air. I am super happy with the way this one turned out! I'm also really impressed with the landscaping around the firebowl— it's...

Emily sent me photos of her Great Bowl O' Fire in both the US and UK, which she has carried across the Atlantic twice! This is a firebowl I made in 2006, so it looks a bit different than the current Great Bowls O' Fire....

Tucked into shade and seclusion, I suspect this Font O' Fire 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl™ offers peaceful respite in Los Angeles. From where the photo is taken, you'd never guess that this serene social area was smack in the middle of a major metropolitan city....

Doug in Castle Rock, Colorado was kind enough to send in these great photos of his King Isosceles Firebowl™. The large stones and and gravel patio have a Zen garden feel. I really like the double ring of limestone pavers that define the patio space. Thanks...

Usually my firebowls appear on TV without me. I ship them to the set and only see the show much later. For the Surf's Up with the Greens episode of My Yard Goes Disney JayTV sent Rich Brauer out to the studio to film me...

I love this modern, multi-level deck! The Font O' Fire Firebowl™ complements it very well. Note how closely the patina of the bowl matches the wooden deck. This space is set up nicely for entertaining or hanging out with friends and family. Glenn wrote: Just had...

Rimmer in Madison, Mississippi sent in these dramatic photos of his Waves O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ that show how lovely the fire is when reflected in a pool. There's something very poetic about the flame from a Waves O Fire being doubled in the water...

Fiamme in Naperville, IL incorporated a Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl into their dynamic and dramatic signage. Fiamme is a traditional Naples inspired Italian restaurant, specializing in authentic oak-fired oven pizzas. The Great Bowl O’ Fire is a perfect match for their brand,...

John in Mississauga, Ontario just sent in some gorgeous photos of his Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™. The nighttime photo above even shows a flame that looks much like the signature Phoenix carved into every flame design firebowl I create. John also shared the details...

May 30 is the seventh anniversary of the first Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™! I was especially touched that someone at my freight company, R&L Carriers, took the time to draw me a birthday card and post it to Twitter. That kind of personal attention...

Last year, Chris Guillebeau asked me to make an Olympic style torch that would travel cross country with Adam Baker to be lit at the opening ceremony of the inaugural World Domination Summit. I loved the idea, and the traveling torch was a great success. Here's...

The Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ is prominently featured in the Artful Home's email newsletter this week. The Great Bowl O' Fire was included in the Artful Home Spring Catalog and will be in the upcoming summer catalog as well. Artful Home is a juried...

Lori in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan just sent me the above photo of her Great Bowl O' Fire™ with a note: We love our new firebowl and thought you might like a photo. You do beautiful work! I love the way this installation turned out. I made the...

  Every now and then, I get a request for a Great Bowl O' Fire™ without the signature phoenix. I've always turned those requests down because I feel that the phoenix is such an important part of the design— it not only relates to fire, but...

A fire pit is the most essential part of any rustic campsite— it doesn't need to be fancy, but as the center of social activities it must be pleasing to the eye. That's why Michael in Olivette, MO chose the Big Bowl O’ Zen 37...

With Diamond Head and sunsets over the Pacific Ocean behind them, the eight Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls at Rumfire Waikiki manage to hold their own visually. Since 2008, these fire features have contributed the the restaurant and bar's chic atmosphere, bringing tropical flair...

  On the drive down to SXSW this year we decided to take a few days extra and enjoy the trip, stopping to photograph some of the more awesome Firebowl installations that were (sort of) on the way. The first stop was Nada, a stylish purveyor of...

Photo Credit: Eric Staudenmaier. The largest firebowl I've done to date is the 53 inch diameter Meridian Sculptural Firebowl™ installed on the 6th floor pool deck at Allure Waikiki. I absolutely love the above photo by Eric Staudenmaier and how it captures the glow of the...

When most artists say they are "on fire" they mean that they're inspired. When metalworkers say it, you should reach for the nearest entinguisher. I make jokes about "catching fire a little bit" while working in the studio, but the truth is— there's a lot of...

Photo Credit: Chris Rush This photo of the King Isosceles Sculptural Firebowl™ at WaterWalk Place in Wichita is stunning! Chris did a great job of shooting a night photo that still gives a sense of the landscape around the firebowl. WaterWalk Place is a multi-use destination on...

Christina Celenza and Tyler Roy enjoy toasting s'mores on a recent date around one of the Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowls™ at Frankford Hall in Philadelphia. The photo shoot, organized by Nick Silva and shot by Pete Hall, turned out great! I love the star-like...

Alex Townsend was a passionate artist and musician studying graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design when he tragically passed away at the age of 21. As a remembrance, the family commissioned me to create a firebowl incorporating Alex's signature tag. ...

Tiki Beach is a newly launched premium quality beach facility on 7 Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Island offering visitors a full range of guest experiences including a restaurant, bar, and beach activities. With a dramatic Polynesian styled roof, and four Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural...

The Southwest Porch, located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace, offers all visitors the ambience and luxury usually available only to a few. Equipped with a wood fueled Big Bowl O' Zen firebowl™, Adirondack chairs, sofas, and couches typical of those found at...

Three Great Bowl O' Fire 37 Inch Sculptural Firebowls™ adorn the roof top pool at Parc Blue. One of my favorite things about this firebowl installation is the blue glass used as a gravel below the firebowls— that rich field of blue really intensifies the orange...

One of the best photos I have of the Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ was shot at Rumfire, Waikiki Beach. The eight Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls at the beach front patio have become one of the hallmarks of the restaurant. One of...

I had already done a custom firebowl for Graeme Cameron when he was part of Best Made Co., so when he left to form his own venture, Base Camp X, he asked me to do a new design featuring the BCX logo. We called it...

Fire Imps are playful, energetic and touchable sculptures scaled to fit any home. I love the way that the shapes and colors of the Fire Imps interact in a group— like a coral reef, a modern dance troupe, a forest of fall leaves, a party...

About a year ago, Zenas ordered a Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowl™ for his Minneapolis townhouse, and when he chose to add a fountain to his landscape, he sent the following email...

When I first heard about the beautiful designer axes made by the guys at Best Made Co., it seemed like such a natural overlap with my firebowls that I promptly gave them a call. I had a great talk with Graeme Cameron and we were...

This stone and glass fountain with a Great Bowl O' Fire™ as centerpiece in San Clemente, CA shows that you can have it all… a stunning water feature crowned by live fire. Day or night, fire brings a lively focus to this water feature, combining...

With free reign to do whatever I wanted around a fire theme, I decided to try an idea that I had been toying with in the back of my mind for quite some time… Cutting outlines of flame shapes withing the flame designs of the...

When Hotel Indigo Athens selected a fire feature for their outdoor courtyard, the Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl was their first choice. The fire pit is hand made from 100% recycled steel and exemplifies a perfect expression of the hotel's commitment to sustainability and craftsmanship. Hotel...

Mask for Landfill Art Stainless steel, Brass, Copper, Aluminum, Steel 14" x 14 x 3 Collection: Landfill Art I was asked to contribute a piece of art to the Landfill Art project. Ken mailed me a hubcap, I altered it and mailed it back. The mask design is loosely...

Every few weeks I get an email asking me about how my Bottle Cap Mosaics are created… people want to know what they're made of, how the caps are attached, where I get the caps for the mosaics and so on. I've created the video...

[rev_slider alias="FaceOfSpadesMasks"] Inspired by traditional mask designs from all over the world, each Face of Spades carving is made from 100% recycled materials— breathing new life into the atoms of the abandoned. Shovels retired after a life of hard labor are reborn as playful, intriguing masks— faces...

One of the phone calls I get a lot is from people who want to know how to install gas burners in Sculptural Firebowls™. This diagram that shows the basic concept of how the stainless steel burners connect to the firebowl. This is not, however, a...

Dale Ayers is an architect in Park City, Utah. He just sent me some amazing photos of his Great Bowl O Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ installed at his home in the Promontory development outside Park City. The fire bowl with gas burner is accessible from the...

Frances in Minneapolis sent in both construction photos and photos of the finished space for her Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™. She wrote: The fire pit is beautiful! Very simple and just what I wanted for an informal space. I really appreciate how you were able...

This lovely Houston courtyard is set up very nicely for outdoor living. A fountain for warm days, a Big Bowl O' Zen firebowl for cooler days and evenings, functional seating and a grill for outdoor meals. I like the mosaic table which complements the pebble...

These twin Fiery Fleur-de-Lis 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls™ flanking an infinity pool over Lake Okanagan in British Columbia were a commissioned design. I worked together with the client to come up with the drawings and scale, and when they were done, we were both so...

Check out the before and after photos of this project which flanks a waterfall with two Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls™. The finished yard is a gorgeous space with a large waterfall at the head of the pool area and several smaller streams of...

Greg's post on the Baltazar residence by public over at materialicious caused me to re-think the way we had the windows laid out for the third floor… I like the new design much better. The transom windows at the top will open to allow a...

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about my fire bowls is whether they're safe for children. I pretty much always answer it the same way: "Well, that depends on the child, and on the parent." The legal answer I have to give...

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Front view of Container Studio with courtyards[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] North view of Container Studio with courtyards[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Rear view of Container Studio with courtyards[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] South view of Container Studio with courtyards[/caption] So, the modeling process for...

There's a great article in this week's Antrim County News about me… Jeff Kessler did a great job of capturing the breadth of what I'm up to lately, and I really enjoyed the couple hours that we spent sitting on the porch chatting. He was...

East Elevation of Container Studio North Elevation of Container Studio West Elevation of Container Studio South Elevation of Container Studio Here's the basic layout of the new studio project. Doors, glazing and exterior insulation will be in the model soon and I'll update then. But you can see the...

I've been working with architect Greg La Vardera recently to design a new home and studio for my property, built from six 40 foot shipping containers. He's been blogging about it here and here and I've been meaning to start blogging it since before we...

Don and Sue bought their Great Bowl O' Fire Firebowl from Goldner Walsch Nursery. They were so taken with it that they looked me up online and wrote to tell me how much they liked it. They wrote: We just had to email and tell you...

This is a recent bottle cap fish I did as a commissioned housewarming gift. It's my favorite that I've ever done. I love the way that the mixed caps work to create a richer color tone. To see a larger, print quality image just click...

Mary Abe at Garden Gate Landscaping has won an award for her project "A Frame for Lush Scenery" which features a custom firebowl I collaborated on and built....

I knew something was up when I had 6 convos from Etsy Users in 5 minutes! That doesn't happen every day. Since I had recently done an interview with Artish about men on Etsy, I kinda figured the sudden increase in conversations was due to the...

It doesn't get much cooler than having your work featured in Craft! I'd have posted this sooner except i lost my copy of the magazine temporarily and hadn't scanned it yet. My girlfriend Marcie is usually pretty blasé about seeing my name in print (which is...

I was working late in the studio one night, just before the snow came, trying to finish up a rush order of fire bowls for the Sheraton Hotel in Honolulu… My neighbor Preston Cole stopped by and shot a bunch of pictures as the sun...

A while back I posted an email I'd gotten from Ben in Florida, who ordered a customized version of the Great Bowl O Fire. He sent me a great photo of it recently....

Which is a time when you're supposed to burn your Lamas doll that you've created at the beginning of Lamas, and then live with until Equinox, and then burn it, ritually. And now I have this beautiful work of art to do my burning...

  My favorite thing about the New York City rooftop patio where this Great Bowl O Fire Sculptural Firebowl™ sits, is the life guard's chair that looks over the south end of Manhattan! Man, if I had a chair like that, with a view like that,...

Clive's been a great friend over the years. We've never had a chance to actually hang out in person though until my visit to NYC this summer when we had some excellent BBQ. I brought him a Pot-de-Feu Grill as a gift, which...

I got a cool photo and note in the mail a while back… long enough ago that I really should have posted it for halloween. In case you can't make out the handwriting, it says "Under the right conditions, the Great Bowl O Fire...

I got an email this morning from Karin and Keith in Springfield, Virginia about their new Great Bowl O Fire™. It was so sweet and beautiful it made me all misty-eyed. I get a lot of great feedback, but I rarely get such a detailed...

Hello John. Your product is one of the reasons I love art. Just when you don't expect it it hits you. Here i am looking for a fire pit when I stumble along your creations. My search has ended. I live in SW Fla and would...

People love to tell stories around a fire… so it made sense to me to create some narrative fire pits that tell stories themselves. And what better story to begin with than the story of how mankind was given fire?...

Daily Confection just posted a really fun phone interview I did with Gary Connolly. We discussed a broad set of topics including art, business, marketing, the ways that blogging and the web in general have impacted my work as an artist and 30 foot...

Amy and Elph sent me these great pics of a BBQ on their patio using the Pot-de-Feu Portable Grill. Not only was it a fun way to cook, but the food came out great. My mouth is watering right now!

...

Bob Struber sent in a few awesome photos of his Great Bowl O Fire! This one was my favorite. Bob found me on the web, but decided to visit the studio to pick up his Bowl… It's cool when I get to meet...

Drew Klonsky is pretty dang cool. For one thing, his sign-off on emails is /drew ( I wish I'd thought of that!) For another thing, he takes great photos like the one above. Drew was among the early buyers of the Great Bowl O' Fire...

Fire Tribe Hawaii ordered a Great Bowl O Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl™ for their Solstice Gathering. Here's a cool video from their Las Vegas sister organization that gives a feel for what Fire Tribe is all about. I just got an email letting me know...

I mentioned previously that I stayed with John and Jimmy Whipple while I was at SXSW. It was one of those cool, organic things that happen in the blog world… Jimmie bought the very first piece of art I sold on the blog, we stayed...

In 2006 I made a customized Great Bowl O Fire™ for a pool designer in South Carolina who was working on a new water park. The firebowl became the centerpiece of a Mayan temple design at Landmark Resort Waterpark and Mini-golf. It sits inside a...

Johnny Evers Mosaic Portrait, 2006 vitreous glass mosaic, steel frame. 48" H x 60" W x 1.5" D Commission It's nearly impossible to reduce a six foot wide mosaic to a 600 pixel wide image and get it to look the way it should! The grout lines tend to...

Okay, actually, since recycled steel art is still the main gig here at the studio, it's really kind of Earth Day all the time. On the other hand, a tree made of 100% recycled steel seems like just the thing to post in observance of...

I'm glad I had a chance to visit the Brick Oven Courtyard Grille in Topeka, KS on a trip in 2009. We arrived before serving hours, but the staff was kind enough to turn on the restaurant's three Great Bowls O' Fire so we could...

Mary Abe at Garden Gate Landscaping reached out to see if I could create a custom fire pit for an extensive landscaping project she was putting together. The project called for a buried fire pit set in stone with a steel lid and a remote...

  Free Spirit, Mosaic Bear 2005 Ceramic tile over fiberglass. 36″ X 60″ x 28″ Private Collection Free Spirit was created for the 2005 fundraiser Great Northern Hunt for Bearable Art organized by The American Red Cross of Northern Lower Michigan. An anonymous donor sponsored one of the bears and specifically...

Brook Trout Mosaic No. 2, 2006 Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper, Hardibacker substrate. 11" H x 19" W x 1.5" D  Most of the tile used on this mosaic is from the Iridium line of glass from Sicis. As the light or viewing angle changes,...

Rainbow Trout Glass Mosaic, 2006 Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper, Hardibacker substrate 9" H x 21.25" W x 1.5" This mosaic is available for purchase in my store. Most of the tile used on this mosaic is from the Iridium line of glass from Sicis. As...

Bluegill Mosaic No. 2, 2006 Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper. 11 x 17.5 x 1.5 in My daughter Mya did so well last summer  helping me with mosaic that this year I had her create a whole line of fish. She got to do the...

Lake Trout Mosaic, 2006 Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper, Hardibacker substrate. 11" H x 18.5" W x 1.5" D Private Collection My daughter Mya did so well last summer  helping me with mosaic that this year I had her create a whole line of fish. She...

Brook Trout Mosaic No. 1, 2006: Dimensions: 11" high x 19" wide x 1.5" deep. Materials: Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper. Mosaic is set with mortar on a Hardibacker substrate over plywood and finished around the edges with copper...

Bluegill Mosaic, 2005 Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper. 11" H x 17.5" W x 1.5" D...

Rainbow Trout, 2002 glass tile, glass eye, copper, Wonderboard substrate on plywood. 27.5" H x 16.5" W x 1.5" D Commission Rainbow Trout Commissioned by Jeff Ott for his office at Warner, Norcross & Judd. The iridescent glass tiles create a highly realistic shimmer on the surface of the...

Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish at Vale Craft Gallery Bottle Caps, plywood, printed tin, copper or bronze, rakes, dustpans, nail, etc. 126" H x 90" W Bottle caps have long had a place in the folk art tradition as a decorative element. Usually, they are deployed more as a texture,...

What I love most about this piece is the variety of interpretations I've heard— from holding up the weight of the worlds garbage, to being crushed by alcoholism, to a desire to drink in the entire world....

Community Harmony Through Song & Play, Panel 1: Music, 2001 Ceramic mosaic on wood substrate. 66" H x 48" W x 2" D Public Art Commission Panel 1 portrays musical styles which have been cornerstones of the African American culture and experience. The sax man probably plays jazz or...

Community Harmony Through Song & Play, Panel 2: Arts and History, 2001 Ceramic mosaic on wood substrate. 66" H x 48" W x 2" D Public Art Commission An African horn player blows his horn from the deep past, communicating with the sax man in the first panel. Behind...

My neighbor across the street lives in what was once the old train station, sometime around the turn of the century. He commissioned this piece for the exterior of his home. This was actually the most difficult mosaic I've done to date....

This piece and the What Would Elvis Do? mirror were created for a show of all-Elvis art at Fleur Fine Art in Chicago....

When my dad was young he had a series of pet crows, all named Peter, and Peter was the hero of my bedtime stories....

Vévé for Erzuli Mosaic Table, 2003 vitreous glass, glass gems, steel table. 30" Tall x 42" x 42" Commission Laurie Beasley of Ridge Art commissioned this table, featuring a version of the Vévé for Erzulie, the Haitian goddess (Lwa) of love. My mosaic of the Vévé for Erzuli was...

This table was commissioned by Angelo at Casa Loca in Chicago. The original design is from the Mexican Loteria deck, a traditional game similar to Bingo. ...

La Femme Astrale, 1999 ceramic tile, plywood substrate. 24" x 48" x 17" high Stolen, whereabouts unknown The design for this table was adapted from a 19th Century French poster for a floating woman act.… This is one of a set of four tables I did in collaboration with...

Cocktail Girls, 1999 ceramic tile, glass, plywood substrate. 24" x 48" x 17" high Private Collection The design for this table came from an antique matchbook… Most of my early mosaics were based on old 4 color ads and posters. The limited colors of tile I was using seemed...

Ballad of the Dragon, 1999 ceramic tile, glass, plywood substrate. 24" x 48" x 17" high Commission The design for this table was adapted from a metal engraving by José Guadalupe Posada. The eye is a photo pasted behind a Xerox copier lense. Most of my early mosaics were...

The Friendly Gesture, 1999 ceramic tile, slate, plywood substrate. 24" x 48" x 17" high Private Collection The design for this table came from an antique matchbook. The tile is a mix of ceramic and porcelain. The cigars I carved from slate....

Mud's Marker, 2001 Concrete, Ceramic tile 12.5" H x 12" W x 4" D Commission I made the headstone above for Mud, a friend's cat who had sadly used up it's allotment of nine lives. The marker has been through five long winters in Michigan with no sign of...

[rev_slider alias="LibationBottles"]   All the bottles on this page were inspired by the sequined libation bottles of Haitian Vodou, a standard feature of Vodou altars traditionally used in ceremony to serve rum to the spirits. Libation bottles are often much more plain than the ceremonial flags which...

Sad Bunny is a collaboration I did with my daughter Mya, one of many sculptures we did this summer using her drawings and my welding and cutting chops. ...

The house is made from an old refrigerator drawer and the rest is recycled steel plate. The wind from the wolf's mouth is copper plated welding rod. The plants are scrap left over from cutting out the flames on the Firebird Grill....

Aluminum + Copper Fish Sign, 2005 Recycled Aluminum, copper and plywood. 51" H x 96" W x 1" D This was originally going to be a sign for the studio…  I got this far with it and decided that I liked it better as art. I made it...

A Mermaid and her Fish, 2006 Recycled steel, 54" H x 37" W x .25" D Collection: Jerry's Sandwiches, Chicago, IL Here's a bold, graphic sculpture made from recycled car steel… The corrugated steel in the background is not part of the piece, it's the wall of my office...

Bottle Trees, 2006 Recycled steel, glass dimensions variable Collection of the Artist Bottle trees are a tradition I've always liked, and I've long meant to make one. There's a great site here that explains the history behind them, with a bunch of photos of traditional and newer versions. Back on Memorial...

Galaxy No. 2, 2004 Steel 82" x 82" x 14" Collection: Kathleen Glynn & Michael Moore. The Galaxy Series of sculptures is inspired in part by David Smith's sculptures Australia and Royal Bird. But I also enjoyed the comment left by Craig...

The figures below are one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by, and built around, stone shapes that catch my eye from the cast-away pile at a local stone vendor's. Because the stone is polished on one side only, the back is decorated with copper....

These three sculptures are early examples of sculpture based on line art drawings. The Guardian sculpture is one of the few I've done which combines lines and planes....

Abstract Bull, State 11. 2005. Steel. Dimensions variable. Private Collection Picasso has had a quiet, but huge influence on my fences and sculpture. Whatever else you may choose to say about the man, he had a knack for drafting the perfect line and I've aspired to match him on that...

The Dancer Sculptures come in two styles: the powder coat enamel version shown here and a steel and copper version. In creating these sculptures, I try to capture the essential gesture so precisely that the mind completes the movement—making a still image appear to be in...

Houses and Weather: Scrapyard Abstract No. 8, 2006 recycled steel 14 x 10 x 3 in Although the steel in this sculpture was crushed, compacted and sheared intentionally, by a machine at the junk yard, it reminds me of what you see when heavy weather tears through a...

When I made this piece, I saw it as an animal running at full tilt, turning sharply mid-run on two legs. I love the way the tail whips around through the air and the head stretches outward, still thrust in the original direction. ...

Odysseus lashed himself to the mast of his ship to avoid being seduced by the cries of the sirens into grounding on the shoals of a reef. This sculpture suggests all the elements of that myth to me… from some angles it resembles a ship...

Arbor Vitae reminds me of music in some ways, referencing both notes on a page and sort of twining piano keys. It also makes me think of a storm, or vortex, or swirling smoke. But the breakthrough idea came when I saw it as a...

Garden Meditation Gong. 2006. Recycled steel. 85" H x 35" W x 12" D Private Collection The freestanding garden gong above would make a nice centerpiece for any garden… it requires a concrete pad below grade to stabilize it (or you could do something like a cool stonework base...

Antique Radiator Firewood Cradle, 1999 Cast iron, recycled steel. 23.5" x 22" x 8.5" Custom Order item I love the visual pun of making a cradle for holding fire wood from sections of an old radiator. This piece was originally made as a Christmas present, but I'd be into...

The gates shown here are largely created from various recycled elements. They were part of a larger project in Chicago, IL by Kenneth Morrison on which I collaborated....

Window Grilles, 2005: steel, 20.75" H x 20" W x .25" D Private Collection This pair of window grates was created from a sheet of scrap steel left over after a factory cut blanks for what might have been rotating blades for a mower. I included a larger...

City Gates, commissioned by Bob Racky for his offices at 4022 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, features two pairs of gates based on maps of the Chicago area. The south gates show Riverside, IL and feature urban planning by Frederic Law Olmstead in the lower left...

A collaboration with Kenneth Morrison. He originated the concept and sketched a rough layout for overall project. I designed and fabricated indivdual panels. The choice of which panels went together was his. It was a little like an enormous steel version of the exquisite corpse...

These graceful figures suggest both the motion of their dance and the music that moves them. The obvious joy of the figures is engaging— but their simplicity is what really captivates us. We can easily see ourselves, someone we know, or the person we might...

I was (and still am) one of those kids who always feels compelled to lean chairs back on two legs. I didn't get into making furniture just to avoid being yelled at, or breaking chairs, but I do believe that in addition to being beautiful...

While I was in Chicago, I delivered the finished mosaic of Frank Chance that Mya and I worked on this summer. This is the second of a tryptich featuring portraits of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance. ...

Anima Sola/Marinette Altar, 2004 Steel, cast iron, vitreous glass mosaic, slate, antique mirror, copper, bronze 76" H x 31" W x 10" D Private collection I've always wanted to do a mosaic of the image of Anima Sola, or “The Lost Soul.” It's such a  powerful image...

For a long time, my most well-know work was the Devil Girl tile mosaic windvane. I felt like she needed an angelic sister to balance the family. So last winter while the snow piled up to the eves of my studio I created this sleeping...

  The Amazing Devil Girl— She Whirls!, 2000 ceramic mosaic, plywood, steel, copper, bronze 66.6" H x 48" W x 13" D I'm pretty sure I'm the only mosaic artist who's ever made a wind powered kinetic mosaic sculpture… The wind vane sculpture shown above is the second of...

Here's another narrative sculpture that Mya designed. Click the thumbnail images to see detail shots. I love the way she used the tree and the bed post to organize the frames of the story! Pretty sophisticated work for a sixteen-year old.This piece...

It's a nice way to add some color to a yard or garden.I'd like to do another version of this fence with a heavier line weight and with the bottles placed in separate frames that are juxtaposed at various heights...

Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 21, 2006 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled roofing copper 20" H x 27" W x 2.5" D This fish is made from Bud Light and Izze bottle caps. The fins and tale are cut from recycled roofing copper. The eye is a jar lid....

Felix Salmon just posted an email interview about my thoughts on investing in art. It all started with a comment I left on Felix's post contesting Todd Gibson's assertion that art is a poor long term investment. Yeah, that's an awkward sentence, isn't it? So go...

Here's the other new version of the Great Bowl O Fire™. This is cut from the base of a standard LP gas tank that you would hook up to a grill… It's about 7 inches high and just a hair over a foot in diameter....

I've developed two smaller versions of the great Bowl O Fire. Both of them work best with charcoal fires rather than full-on bonfires, but since there have been some requests for smaller versions I figured it was time to expand the line. I'm just not quite...

Of the bowls you see in these pictures, I'm down to only two that are immediately available. I love the way they look all lined up across the yard… I'll be almost sad when the check arrives for the three that are scheduled to be...

Inspired by Visual Resistance and the American Guernica Project, John Emerson is offering .pdf downloads of stencils he created based on Picasso's Guernica. Click the thumbs below to download print-ready files you can use or adapt to voice your opinion on war.     You can also download...

  Had a call this morning from a guy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina who's building a water park. He wants to fit out one of my Great Bowls O' Fire with a gas burner and install it in the park along with some tiki styled...

  I've been hinting that I was up to something, and now I'm ready to spill the beans. I've just launched a new blog called TypePad Hacks and I'd love it if you go check it out. TypePad Hacks will focus on the following issues: User Design:...

It appears that I sort of have a piece of art in this year's Whitney Biennial!...

The picture above is the billboard at Sunset & Hollywood in LA, installed in 2003 by Making Art Work, an organization dedicated to stimulating interaction between people and art. In the middle of the piece, the symbol of the United Nations is painted in UV-sensitive...

There's not a great deal of info at his website on Roberto Chao's touring version of Guernica. I do think it's a nice example of one way that the painting can be publicly displayed without having to rent or co-opt a billboard. Done in four...

Here's another use of Guernica on billboards that predates my idea, found via Blur Magazine. The article linked above is well worth a read… well-written, to the point, interesting, etc. Check it out. Ron English does some interesting work, although I have to say I'm not...

I suppose there's no better acid test of whether your political commentary is on the radical side, than being scooped by Castro. It's almost a little bit scary, eh? As a protest against EU sanctions, the Cuban government erected a billboard of Guernica in front of...

Doree Shafrir's kick-ass article on the American Guernica Project went out on the Columbia News Service wire recently. It was picked up by a small handful of papers nationally. These are the ones I've found so far… The Orlando Sentinel The Naples Daily News The Arizona Republic It's sort...

I finished the marble mosaic for Tommy Jenkins last week and brought it down to Chicago on this trip. Tommy does massage therapy and just opened up his own space recently. ...

I got a really nice (unsolicited) review the other day on Rick Visser's Artrift blog… Although I was initially struck by John T. Unger's 'American Guernica idea', I soon found myself altogether captivated by the quality, depth and general aspect of his work.  There is an...

In a few of the comments on American Guernica, It's been pointed out that the covering of the Guernica tapestry at the UN was done for the benefit of the TV cameras, and not as a suppression or censorship of the work itself. I'm entirely...

It just totally made my day to read about how American Guernica had been used in the classroom, especially the student's and observer's positive reactions to the idea....

The only complaint I've had about the Great Bowl O Fire is from people who don't have a large enough yard to find space for one. So, I've come up with a miniature version for the patio set. There's only enough material to make stands...

Update: American Guernica has been picking up steam. I'll be posting regular updates on the project under it's own category. I've written here before about the idea of open-sourcing art projects to involve as many participants as possible. American Guernica is a perfect test case for...

[rev_slider alias="ShawverMosaicDone"]   The biggest reason for my last trip to Chicago was to finish up the Solar System Mosaic for Britt Shawver. Mya and I spent three weeks there earlier this summer, but we had almost finished when we ran out of some supplies which happened...

[rev_slider alias="galaxy2Kinetic"]   More pics I meant to post a long time ago… Back in February Kathleen Glynn and Michael Moore purchased Galaxy No. 2 for their Torch Lake home. She asked me to store it for them until the snow lifted and they had a space...

I took these pics a few weeks ago as I was getting ready to make the four new bottle cap fish for Vale Craft Gallery. This is what it looks like when I'm sorting beer caps for my mosaics. Actually, this is a lot better than...

When I arrived in Chicago, my back was so out of whack that I could barely walk… too much work, too little sleep and way too much heavy lifting this month. Britt sent me off immediately to see Tommy Jenkins, a total freakin' genius massage...

I'm really pleased with the way this one worked out. I may add a heavier base to to make it more stable… On a level surface it stands quite well, but it is a wee bit top-heavy and I suppose it's better to take into...

Scrappy Rooster: Scrapyard Abstract No. 2, 2005 Recycled steel. 33" x 21" x 12"...

Scrappy Rooster: Scrapyard Abstract No. 2, 2005 Recycled steel. 33" x 21" x 12"...

The sculpture above looks a bit like a fish on the one side and a bird on the other… but what it really reminds me of are terra cotta ocarinas I've seen from Mexico and South America. I love the patina on it, although...

Little Colossus started out as a base for Galaxy No. 3 but soon made it clear that it wanted to be it's own sculpture. There are some photos on the studio blog from before it was painted that show some of the cool tricks...

It's all done and installed. Yay! Actually, there is the little matter of going back next month and dying the grout in the background to match the black tile more closely, but other than that it's done and installed. I think there's one last step...

Anyone who's been through Alden lately has noticed that the new sign for the bank has been installed… at least mostly. The concrete slab needs to thoroughly cure before I can bolt the sign down, so at present it's heavily braced. In another few weeks,...

I had hoped to be done with mortaring the tile in place by the end of last night, but I ended up packing it in with sore knees at 2 am. C'est la vie. Fortunately, I have an extra day, so I'll finish it up...

Once the adhesive was dry on the cement board, the next step was to see how closely the mosaic would fit the sign form— Both were created using the same drawing, but given that they were being made separately, in two different locations, by 3...

I've been working all week on installing the mosaic into the sign structure. The structure weighs about 300 pounds, so I decided to do the installation right in the trailer rather than try to get it out and back in again. The upside is that...

The coolest thing about using Sicis tile on the trout mosaics is that the irridescent surface of the tile so closely resembles the actual scales of a live fish. Click on the image to the left to see both the normal and irridized colors of...

  Last Saturday was the big fundraising auction for the Red Cross. All the bears were on display and went to the highest bidders.I was kind of pleased, when I pulled up, to see that my bear had been chosen to greet everyone as they first...

So, it's cram week for the next two weeks while I make new work for the Alden Art & Craft Fair. Mya and I are working on a few smaller mosaic fish, using leftover Sicis glass from the big trout sign and some nice metallic...

We almost finished the trout yesterday… there's just a wee bit of the tail left, which Mya is working on now. Today should be the end of the detail work on the mosaic sign. I started the lettering last night and should be done with...

While Mya and I were in Chicago a few weeks ago, we stopped in to visit Tony Racky at the Lakeview Baseball Club. Tony is a dream client— he's easy to work with, fun to hang out with and enthusiastic about the projects we've worked...

Public art projects have the potential to unite or divide communities. Public artworks have proven to have a highly beneficial impact when community residents feel they have been consulted, informed, involved and invited to participate. When a community feels a large scale project has been...

Here's a bunch of photos of progress on the mosaic project. I've got to get busy finishing the installation, so I'm going to let the pics largely speak for themselves....

For those of you in the Chicago Area, the Great Bowl O' Fire can be seen in person at Ridge Art, in Oak Park. Laurie bought one for own yard and will be displaying it at the gallery through the end of summer. Because she...

Vistas is a series of identical sculptures designed for installation in a site-specific context in multiple locations. The iconic steel window sculptures are intended to frame unconventionally beautiful scenery—views specific to the character of a place but unlikely to show up on a postcard. Examples...

Well, I was going to wait until the bear went to his summer home at Bay Harbor until posting the final pics of the finished, grouted bear. But he looked so good, all shiny and white and gleaming in the sun...

                          About CANtern Hand-cut Luminaries What I enjoy about making the CANtern luminaries is the way they allow me to think in the exact opposite way I do when I make fences or sculpture… When...

Reviews and links are heating up for the Great Bowl O' Fire™! I think the best thing about living with dial-up instead of high speed internet has gotta be the way it makes your "fifteen minutes of fame" stretch out the whole evening. heh. This almost...

  The Fish design has been my best seller from day one. Everybody needs more fish! The light shadows this one casts are really cool, like a whole shimmering trout stream swimming in the dark, flicking their tails as the candle shimmers. To see all currently available...

I spent the last couple days working on this project, which I've been dying to do for months. The firepit is cut from the end of a propane tank and the legs are from some kind of farm implement. After extensive testing (heh) I've decided...

  The Electro Tiger Kitty design has always been my favorite of the Cantern designs. It's also the most difficult to get right. To see all currently available designs of CANtern Luminaries go here. To learn more, read the CANtern FAQ page. 100% recycled content. Hand made and signed by the...

The Scarab Beetle was sacred to the Ancient Egyptians as a symbol of the sun traveling across the sky. This Scarab Cantern will light up your yard or patio all evening unless his cousin the June Bug flies into the candle and puts it out....

The Radiant Heart CANtern shows rays illuminating outward from the heart in a symbol of universal and growing love. To see all currently available designs of CANtern Luminaries go here. To learn more, read the CANtern FAQ page. 100% recycled content. Hand made and signed by the artist. Holes in the...

The bear mosaic is all done except for grouting. I'll let the glue set for a few days before I grout...

  The Sacred Heart CANtern is slightly different on each side: One side has an eye in the middle of the heart, the other side has a smaller heart nested within the first. To see all currently available designs of CANtern Luminaries go here. To learn more, read...

  Here's a good look at the bear's face. He's got a great grin on him, doesn't he? If you're curious how long it takes to cover such a large sculpture in tile, you can follow along with the more or less daily blog posts I posted...

  The Eyes CANtern reminds me of the opening credits for Scooby Doo. It casts a particularly nice glowing image of the eyes when lit. To see all currently available designs of CANtern Luminaries go here. To learn more, read the CANtern FAQ page. 100% recycled content. Hand made and...

The Spiral CANtern is a nice example of a simple, traditional design. To see all currently available designs of CANtern Luminaries go here. To learn more, read the CANtern FAQ page. 100% recycled content. Hand made and signed by the artist. Holes in the base allow water to drain. Safe for...

Got the final bits of the bear motif placed and adjusted, filled in all the white background on the design and did a fair amount of white tile on the rest of the bear....

I spent part of yesterday moving the bear mosaic from the table and adjusting it to fit the actual bear sculpture. Very nerve wracking…...

  I'm all done with the work that I'll be doing flat at this point… Today (well, tonight) I'll be taping the tile and transferring it to the actual fiberglass form. Once it's glued down, I'll fill in the spaces between the areas that I've done...

  Day three of the mosaic for the American Red Cross of Northern Lower Michigan 2005 fundraiser: the Great Northern Hunt for Bearable Art. I'm hoping that I'll be ready to apply it to the bear sculpture and start filling in the white areas by tomorrow....

The drawing below is my next big project after the bear. The sign will measure 8 feet wide by a little over 4 feet high, and will be done in vitreous glass tile over Durock adhered to a steel frame. I've been really wanting to...

  Here's a pic of the bear mosaic project at the end of day two. I still have a long way to go… but for the most part, I've been tackling some of the trickier bits first, so ideally, the work will speed up as I...

  I got a call week before last from the American Red Cross of Northern Lower Michigan in Petoskey asking if I was still interested in participating as an artist in their 2005 fundraiser: the Great Northern Hunt for Bearable Art. It seems an anonymous donor...

One of the most frequently overheard statements at art fairs and galleries is "I could do that" or, frequently, "my kid could do that." Well, hey, most of the time it's true. You or your kid could probably do that. All you need to do is...

  Found this in my email this morning. Fun! I would guess that it's far too early to get excited about it, but it would certainly be cool if it happens. I'm glad it came in today, before sending the laptop away to be replaced. I am...

I've been reading Metaefficient for a long time, so I'm thrilled to see that they've reviewed my Dot! chairs on their site! John T. Unger makes these vibrantly colored "Dot! Quadriped" chairs using over 50% recycled material. The chairs can be used indoors or out, and are...

I've been working on a new kinetic sculpture in the Galaxy Series this week. The photo above shows the horizontal arm of the piece, which will rotate above the base. The first photo below gives you a sense of the scale of the piece. The...

This is slightly old news I've been meaning to post for a while. Christy MacLear purchased Atlas recently for her offices at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In addition to her position as board president of Chicago's Three Arts Club, Christy was the owner of Fleur...

This glass mosaic portrait of Joe Tinker is a recent commission for the Lakeview Baseball Club. Below is the image I used to work from, an antique baseball card that I was able to find thanks to the fabulous online archives at the Library of Congress...

I spent a few hours at the free wifi node in Traverse recently looking at other kinetic artists' work to see if i could get some better ideas for stands and bearing assemblies...

One of my most treasured scores from Chicago is a milk crate full of heavy duty (and seriously costly) bearings which I salvaged from the machine room of a condemned building. I was given a key and the run of the place for one day,...

Yesterday was the official unveiling of the Cycling Salamander sculpture. Chet came over in the morning to help me lift the piece onto it's bearing assembly and steady it while I welded it together. We loaded the piece onto his trailer and he zoomed off...

Cycling Salamander Gallery has commissioned a new sculpture to be permanently installed on the Gallery's roof. The sculpture of a salamander will be built around an antique child-size bicycle provided by the gallery....

Frankie Machine Community Garden Sign, 2003 Recycled Steel. The sign for Frankie Machine Community Garden in Chicago used to get stolen on a fairly regular basis by Nelson Algren fans… So I was hired to create a sign that would be more difficult to abscond with....

Loading new posts...
No more posts