New Work

Peacock Splendor
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Peacock Splendor

I have an all out obsession with peacock feathers. Their rich hues and exotic feel first captured my attention in the mall store World Bazar when I was a child in the 70’s. For decades I never did anything about this obsession mostly because “serious art students” should never take inspiration in anything so cliche….

The Fleeting Sounds of Summer in Minor Pentatonic Chords
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The Fleeting Sounds of Summer in Minor Pentatonic Chords

The following is a reboot of a post from 2012 with a surprise new ending. I have this super vivid and fairly recent memory of writing the original post in a moment of nostalgia at the old Octane Coffee shop in my neighborhood and was shocked to discover that I’d written it just over 7…

Beauty, A Force for Good
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Beauty, A Force for Good

I’ve been reading Alain de Botton and John Artmstrong’s book Art As Therapy, literally outlining how we could experience art to help us navigate life’s challenges and how we deal with them. Talk about revolutionary…The book’s basic idea is that, instead of museums offering sterile galleries organized as “French Impressionists” or “Italian Landscapes before 1600,”…

“Translating Jewelry Techniques to Larger Scales” in the Spring, 2019 Issue of Metalsmith Tech
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“Translating Jewelry Techniques to Larger Scales” in the Spring, 2019 Issue of Metalsmith Tech

My article in Metalsmith Tech is about the endless possibilities and inevitable challenges of working large with nonferrous metals. It covers the Turtle Pocket Doors for a large media screen and the Etched double-sided room divider for the main salon of the same superyacht, plus the Eastern repousse, mokume gane artwork I created for the…