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!