Thursday, December 13, 2007


Well, he's finally done. I'm going to do one more smoothing pass before I mold it.
For all of you that are interested in the molding/casting process I will be covering that in great detail also. That may have to start after the holidays.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


The Angry Clobber Monkey is almost done! Now I’m on to the final details.
The feet are roughed out now, after a little more smoothing and contouring it’s time for the tiny detail

This where the freeze spray comes in handy. Use some freeze spray to firm up the clay. The small edges can become very sharp with use of tiny tools on frozen clay. I find all sorts of little tools to make impressions. The little ankle bolts were done with a tube and hex-key wrench. Carefully smooth out the edges with alcohol.

The screws on his body are done with a tiny pencil lead and an eyeglass screwdriver.

The rings around his wrists were easier to make with rubber O-rings from the plumbing department from the hardware store. Add-ons can be time savers!

Monday, December 10, 2007


I found this ad in a Medical Journal "What's New" The Christmas edition 1952. Old magazines are cool, tons of great illustrations that you just don't see anymore.
This ad is for a new diet drug - Methamphetamine Hydrochloride. I'm sure a little Meth will liven up any holiday party. Besides this gem, there's a 4 page holiday song spread lavishly illustrated by Jim Flora this pic is a pretty high-rez jpg you can grab it and use it on your holiday party invites!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Had a great time at the Vivisect Playset show @ Gallery 1988 SF.
An amazing collection of artists were showing. Also got to hang out with good folks at Strangeco toys at their secret HQ.

Peter Gronquist Me and Mars – 1 a.k.a Mario Martinez at the Strangeco

DP & The always bubbly Zury of Munky King

Also hung out with my good friend and genius assemblage artist Jack Howe. If you’re not familiar with his work here’s your chance:
Hopefully I’ll get to invade the bay area more often!