Friday, September 26, 2014


A fantastic 3 part series where I am interviewed about my art, process and other nonsense produced by Eric Minh Swenson is up and ready to watch here.  The first part I talk about animation and my
first efforts in stop motion animation.   The other two video are about
sculpting, and my general philosophies on the Pop art scene in Los
Angeles.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Take Your Robot For A Walk!

Take Your Robot For A at the Gabba Gallery is my next group show.  I'll have two new pieces in the show.  

The ultra flat paint sheen is what I go for, I mix gesso as well as matte medium into the paint as I build up the layers then finish with a flat varnish.  I will be at the opening hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


The latest Episode of How To Do Everything With Garrick And Marvin is up.  How To Cook is the subject.  For this episode I wanted to rig an actual flame device for Marvin to light the coals.  A butane torch with an extended hose did the trick, ignition was achieved by a lit votive candle hidden in the fire pit.  Kevin Clash was on hand to puppeteer the monster.

We ended up having to cut a much bigger hole in the stage to accommodate the puppeteering.

Intern Sydney with a monster hand, that's the way she is normally.

We will be working on more soon Garrick And Marvin will be back.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


How To Do Everything With Garrick And Marvin has a new episode here.   The latest craft trend of rainbow loom bracelets doesn't seem to be too difficult for most people.  This was shot using about twenty thousand rubber bands.  At first I ordered five thousand thinking it would be plenty, they didn't even bury the characters.

Also getting the bands not to move around unnecessarily near impossible, so at a certain point we just move forward and make the show.

The monster puppet was made by my good friend a master puppeteer Kevin Clash, I was lucky he had time to help with my little production.  I made rough sketch and he was able to interpret the shape and make an awesome monster come to life for the show.  I rigged LED lights for the eyes, and sculpted the teeth and horns out of L-200 a dense yet flexible foam.  Kevin made the body and inner head and fur.   The monster is just the embodiment of mean, he will be making more appearances in future episodes.. 

Stay tuned!