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Jessica Leigh Hester wrote a fantastic piece about the Anatomy Set in Stone project for Atlas Obscura. This may be the best article written about it yet 2019 Hester, Jessica Leigh. “Turning Anatomical Drawings Into Mosaics, Stone by Stone.” Atlas Obscura, 8 Jan. 2019.   ...

  Dorn, Lori. “Life Sized Mosaic Recreations of 16th Century Anatomical Engravings by Bartolomeo Eustachi.” Laughing Squid, 8 Jan. 2019....

  2018 Kottke, Jason. “Life-Size Stone Mosaics Based on 16th-Century Anatomical Drawings.” Kottke.org, 18 Dec. 2018....

Doctorow, Cory. “Kickstarting Mosaics Made from Precious Stones and Marble That Replicate 16th-Century Anatomical Drawings.” Boing Boing, 17 Dec. 2018....

Smithsonian Magazine wrote an excellent, in depth article about my Anatomy Mosaics! You can read it here (and see giant images of all of the finished mosaics). Michelle Z. Donahue, the writer, did a great job of explaining the project and putting it in historical...

  Loughrey, Janet. “Bright Magic.” Small Gardens, 2018, pp. 1, 18–25....

My Firefly Sculptural Firebowl™ is photographed and mention in this article about the renovation of a historic home in Greenville, South Carolina. Burnette, Stephanie. “Past Lives.” Greenville Journal, 20 Sept. 2017. ...

    I'm so pleased to have my 2004 mosaic, La Siren II, featured in this beautiful book from the American Museum of Natural History! The museum also commissioned me to build a recreation of La Siren to accompany the traveling exhibit now on tour. This is a...

  A visit to the scrap yard inspired sculptor John Unger to create his iconic firebowls. "I saw them cutting a propane tank," he recalls, "they cut the end off and I saw this perfect bowl and immediately thought of cutting flames into it." That was...

  My mosaic of the Vévé for Erzuli was used for the cover design of Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics by Kameelah L. Martin. Martin, Kameelah L. Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics: African Spirituality in American Cinema. N.p.: Lexington, 2016. Print. ...

Brian Clark and I became friends shortly after he first launched Copyblogger as a one-person blog in 2006. Both of us were very early adapters to marketing online and we were all learning from each other as we tried new ideas. We got to meet...

  Larson, Jamie. “Hudson Sculptor John T. Unger Creates Great Bowls Of Fire.” Rural Intelligence, 14 Dec. 2015....

    As the whole Five-0 team gathers at Rumfire towards the episodes end, you can see one of the Great Bowls O' Fire in the background of several shots. “Ka Papahana Holo Pono.” Hawaii Five-0, season 6, episode 4, CBS, 16 Oct. 2015....

De Wal, Aletta, M.Ed. My Real Job Is Being an Artist: How to Produce a Body of Signature Art and Build the Foundation of an Art Business. Los Altos, CA: Artist Career Training, 2015. Print....

Old Glory made the front page of the Columbia Paper and gets a nice boxed feature on page 16. Mayer, Debby. "Take 20,000 Bottle Caps…." Columbia Paper 27 Aug. 2015, Vol 07, No. 34 ed.: 1+. Print....

Blauweiss, Stephen. “ArtScene TV Episode 9.” Chronogram Magazine, 1 Sept. 2015. Blauweiss, Stephen. “ArtScene TV Episode 9.” Upstater, 2 Sept. 2015....

    Mutz, Phil. “Man Nails 20,000 Budweiser Caps To A Piece Of Wood To Create An Incredible American Flag Mosaic.” LittleThings.com, 17 July 2015....

  Biggest Indulgence: Our outdoor fire pit by John T. Unger. We are trying to not spend any money on our home yet, so this was kind of a splurge for us right now. We are trying to do what we can to make minimal updates...

Sonia Simone interviewed me for her podcast The Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer on rainmaker.FM. You can listen to the interview or read the transcripts at the following links: Business and Marketing for Artists and Creative Workers, Part One Business and Marketing for Artists and Creative Workers,...

  It's not a big cameo, but you can see a few of RumFire's eight Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowls in the background as Jorge Garcia walks past the pool. “Ua Heleleʻi Ka Hoku.” Hawaii Five-0, season 5, episode 21, CBS, 10 Apr. 2015....

"Cooperative Effort Brings Outdoor Sculptures to Charlevoix." Petoskey News 27 July 2012: n. pag. Print....

Guillebeau, Chris. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future. Crown Pub, 2012. Print....

"Get Out! The Backyard Can Be Quite Luxurious." Broward Design, Boca Design, Gold Coast, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Boca Life Feb. 2012: 26. Print and digital. Miami Design, Palm Beacher. Digital only....

McNatt, Cindy. "Midweek Home and Garden Update: Fire Pit by John T. Unger Doubles as a Focal Point." OC Register [Santa Ana, CA] 14 Oct. 2009. Print. ...

Chris Guillebeau interviews me on how I built a life and career  on the back of disasters. This was one of the more popular interviews I ever did and led to a speaking engagement at Chris' inaugural World Domination Summit. Click the link below to...

Page, Peggy. "Fifty Years of the Art Fairs From Sixties euphoria to Aughts angst." Ann Arbor Observer 14 July 2009. Print. ...

  M., Angela. “Want It Now: a Modern Fire Pit.” Shelterrific, 4 Apr. 2009....

Condren, Debra. "Check out my Web Site." Metro New York, Metro Boston, Metro Philadelphia, 28 July 2008: 14....

"Artist John T. Unger Makes Every Day Earth Day." Pages Magazine 26 Feb. 2008: 1....

Moniz, Melissa. "Igniting Waikiki." Hawaii News 8 Feb. 2008, Weekend Coverstory ed....

"Curio: Our Favorite Trickets and Treasures." Craft Magazine, vol 6, 5 Feb. 2008: 22....

Surles, Joy. "Designed for Permanence: John T. Unger's Lasting Creations." Tattoos for Men Nov. 2007: 32-35.

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Cammel, Ron. "Firepits are the Hottest Accessory." Grand Gardens Apr. 2007: 1, 6....

  Click the link below to read the entire interview. Salmon, Felix. “John T Unger and Art as Investment.” Felix Salmon, 1 June 2006....

“Artist enlists Picasso in fight against war,” The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL , January 14, 2006,...

“Gift Rapt: A green gift-giving guide for all the folks on your holiday list,” Grist Magazine...

“Mood, warmth… and a little poetry,” Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, August 14, 2005, Section four, 3....

  Jardin, Xeni. “Hot-Rod Style Fire Pit.” Boing Boing, 1 June 2005....

“Malleable Metals opens Saturday in East Jordan,” Petoskey News Review, Petoskey, MI, September 14, 2004, Section one, 7....

The Artful Home, Edition 2, Guild Sourcebooks, April 1, 2004. 86....

“Pilsen On Display,” New City, Artbreak, Chicago, IL, September 28, 2000, 25....

Unger, John T. "Sold My Soul for Rock 'N Roll", Sextablos: Works on Metals. Chicago: Luna Books, 1999. 9, 15. ...

[caption id="attachment_17081" align="alignnone" width="700"] Pictured, John T. Unger leftmost[/caption]   On Exhibit: A Secret Society Shows Itself by: Michael Bulka A year ago this month I was abducted by a tough-looking character with a filterless Camel dangling from his lips. He placed a calloused hand on my shoulder and...

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