December 13, 2012

External Hard Drive

So I have been working on updating, as you can see, but as I was trying to get my new work all set my external hard drive decided to stop working.

I hope I haven't lost 6 years of work, but I'm sure I'll be able to recover the data at some point.

In the short term though that means the under construction period will be extended a bit and the work will be a little older on average as I can't curate the images as I would like.

November 22, 2012


I actually finished up the Necrogoat in Julyish, and haven't had time or energy to take proper photos. Here are some shots of him on my studio wall. I'll compile all my process images into one post, but here's a link to a blog entry from pretty much a year ago when I started the project. When that portion was complete, it took me several months of off and on work to get it down those extra few inches in circumference, and the face was a total mess that took another few months and was pretty much resculpted from scratch. Why I wasted my time and money buying a form is beyond me at this point. I also sort of wish I had gone with a classic left turn pose but that would have been more difficult to cut down. Such is life.

Lowell Open Studios

 So last month Lowell Open Studios happened. Here are some shots from my table. I also had some necklaces and prints but eventually I'll post those for sale individually.

Centipede Jaw Carving on Cow Jaw

Tea Party surrounded by other misc Taxidermy sculptures

Spotted Skunk, originally done for Amniota and Arthropoda. She had a good time at LOS

I put together these bone grab bags for cheap. There are still some left.

November 16, 2012

Construction NOW

I will be actively editing things over the next few days, and have already started the process of shifting things around.

If things are confusing for a while and links go strange and unexpected places, check back later.

October 3, 2012

Updates coming soon!

I'm in the process of reorganizing the work on here. Instead of sorting by subject matter, I will be sorting by medium. I also have a bit of work to post!

It's been a busy year and I hope I can refresh everything on here soon, but I've left my largest sections up for the time being for viewers to find some of the work easily as I prepare a new version of my PDF portfolio.

September 3, 2012

Lyrosa in Sculpey

I find it is easier to draw something when you can see it in 3D. I made this sculpey figure to help me draw a character, but the figure itself is pretty cute. Click the image for full view.

May 24, 2012

4x4 Process

There was a charity show at the Brush Gallery in Lowell and I donated a piece.
The theme was 4x4, and everyone got a canvas of that size to make art on and donate.

Here is my quick painting process as documented by my not so awesome cell phone camera. I was pretty happy with it for one afternoon of work but looking now it could use improvement.
Warm tone on the canvas. Some background started.
First go at the background.
Brightening in some places, small refinements.
Just one layer of white!

February 27, 2012

New Header and Brush Show!

The badgers were getting a bit old, so I updated to a new piece of work.
This photo is an excerpt from a piece called "Tea Party" that was shown in the Brush Gallery "Welcome to the Neighborhood" Appleton Mills Exhibition. The opening was the same night as a chili-tasting contest so it was pretty busy!
Here is a photo from another angle of the piece in the Brush Gallery:

Tea Party, at the Brush Gallery in Lowell

This was my first mixed media sculpture that heavily involved taxidermy. I've done a number of taxidermy pieces leading up to this piece, but they were standalone and not particularly conceptual.

More photos from the event.

February 14, 2012


An explosion of cute, commissioned by the Harvard Citizen Kennedy School Student Newspaper.

January 30, 2012

Harvard Forest

During J-term, I took part in a mini-course at Harvard Forest. It was sort of an interdisciplinary art and science program, so we learned about forest ecology and processed core samples one day and had a writing workshop the next. I put my writing below the jump. Here is one of the drawings I did on our visual art day where we used pencil and pastel on brown paper. This exercise was led by artist in residence Debby Kaspari.

January 8, 2012


I have been making some sketches with my water pen recently, sketching from my new "Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species" book. This one is a species of squirrel.