Thursday, November 19, 2015


Thanks all who came to see the Robot Carnival at Gallery 1988.  It was fantastic group of artists and so nice to meet everyone, so often I'm just trapped in my studio working alone that I forget what it's like to get out and meet art fans and artists for a nice hang out.  This is my last LA art show until next year.   In January I will have a new piece in the Conjoined show curated by the always fantastic Chet Zar.  I promise you this new piece is like nothing else I have ever done, say tuned.  

Two other shows I'm doing for 2016; Telluride Co in August, and New Mexico in Nov.   New Mexico will be a first for me I'm looking forward.   And Telluride was such an amazing success I'm coming back.   I believe we will be open for the art walk in Aug 2016 if I survive the ski season!  No worries I'm taking it easy on the slopes these days.  More details soon and some WIP pics of my new creation for Conjoined 2016.

Monday, November 9, 2015


Anyone who is a fan of puppetry or more specifically a Muppet or Jim Henson enthusiast you must go to the Center For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta Georgia.  This permanent exhibit has more then the smithsonian when it comes to all things Jim Henson puppets from the earliest part of he and Jane Henson's career as well as personal items the light up paper mache moose head that was in his office for his whole career.

From Sam and Friends to Dog City this has museum has it all.   The world puppetry exhibit also has an amazing collection of historical puppets from all over the globe to stop motion puppets from Coraline, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Gumby and Pokey the original masks from Julie Tamor's Lion King and the list goes on!

If you live in the area or planning on going to Dragon-Con next Sept put this on your schedule!

you can see Emit Otter's row boat!

What about sprocket from Fraggle Rock?

Or this little known character who's name I can't remember.

They also have live performances, the next big show is Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.
Someone thought I look a bit like Hank the Elf, they may have a point.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Just a few more days and the Robot Carnival leaves town.  The art will be available at the Gallery 1988 Website for a while after the show closes.

We had a great opening night, thanks for all who came down.  At one point the Robot Tightrope Riders took a fall, due to my faulty engineering.  After a little super glue and some pliers it was back up and running.

Hung out with some great people and artist!

Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus

Photographer Frank Schaefer

Artists Shane Geil and Anthony Ausgang 

Artist Robbie Conal and his wife Deborah Ross
(I was telling them about how big my hair used to be)

Fixing the tightrope.

Robbie, Deborah, and my partner in the show Mark Bryan 

Young artists, with the old artist.

Women love robots.

Discussing the finer points of ridiculous cartoons with Tom Stern.

Everyone hoping it will stay up in the air.

The show officially closes on Sat Nov 7th.  I'll keep you all posted on more upcoming shows and  events!

Thursday, October 15, 2015


The Robot Carnival limited edition silk screen posters have just arrived.  They look amazing, I based the design on those old carnival posters with just a few colors and a block of white to stamp the info of what ever town they rolled in to that week.   Mark Bryan and I collaborated on the characters. this is a limited run of 100 that will be signed a numbered by Mark and myself, and if you come to the opening I'm sure you can get some of the other artists to sign your poster.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Still more art to make before the big opening next week.  I'm at the point where I believe it will all come together but there's so much to do it's hard to tell.  This is the almost finished piece: "In The Future All Carnies Will Be Replaced By Robots."   No mater how futuristic we get someone has to mop up the vomit.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Finally we are getting close to the opening of Robot Carnival at Gallery 1988.   I have been painting, and building a couple of moving sculptures that are proving to be way more complicated then I expected.   Also there is going to be a collaborative limited edition Silk Screen show poster by Mark Bryan and myself.   We have 8 other amazing artists participating in the show:

David Chung
Joshua Ellingson
Geoffrey Gersten
Aaron Jasinski
Gabe Lanza
Shaunna Peterson
Wade Schin
Lawrence Yang

so there's going to be quite a bit of cool Robot art!

Old school freak show posters were my inspiration for two of my larger pieces- Mermaid-O-Matic and Automated Evil.  It seemed like the Mermaid and Devil themes were popular, sex and evil will always attract a crowd.

A little WIP shot of Automated Evil.

There will be a couple more posts  as we get closer to the show looking forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, August 24, 2015


Working on my upcoming Gallery show Robot Carnival at Gallery 1988 opening Oct 23.  I will have some automated sculptures hopefully a couple the mechanics are a little daunting, one day working fine test after test, the next day it's like it never worked.  More WIP pics on the way!