Posted on October 28, 2015

This blog contains the process I go through when making art. I enjoy working with a variety of materials and methods and this blog includes all kinds of mistakes, re-dos and experiments–kind of an online sketchbook.

Come see the group show at Southern Exposure

Posted on November 18, 2015



Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Screening: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Exhibition on View: November 20 – December 19, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Exhibition Artists
Alexis Arnold, Erik Beltran, Liat Berdugo and Phoebe Osborne, Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam, Ethan Caflisch, Tom Comitta, Nicole Czapinski, Johannes Donato, Claire Elliott, Sarah Farahat, José Figueroa, Nin Filip, Mary Fitzgerald, Rebecca Foster, Diane Foug, Jon Gourley, Kristie Hansen, Jenny Harp, Alexander Hernandez, Terry Hoff, Junyan Hou, Heejin Jang, Sara Kerr, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Peter Max Lawrence, Wei Li, Em Meine, Neila Mezynski, Mary Mocas, Cait Molloy, Michelle L. Morby, Barbara Morris, Cara Seaira O’Brien, Juan Pablo Pacheco, Hadley Radt, Sofie Ramos, Mike Rothfeld, Tyler Scheidt, Matt Shapiro, Isabelle Smeall, Milan Subedi, Paul Taylor, Miranda Texidor, Trav, Isaac Vazquez Avila, John Vogler, D.W., Emma Webster, William Wiebe

Southern Exposure is pleased to announce Crank, the organization’s Annual Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition and Screening of new works by Northern California artists. This annual event is the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. With a different open-ended theme each year, artists are encouraged to pursue a broad range of artistic expression across media.

The juried exhibition and screening features Northern California artists living north of King City and south of Red Bluff. Jurors Lorelei Stewart and Gabriela Monroy select the works by blind process, choosing pieces across media that exemplify Southern Exposure’s commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.

Fall Open Studios this weekend!

Posted on October 31, 2014
Hello all, 
I’d like to invite you to join me for Fall Open Studios this weekend. I’ll be showing some new drawings and sculpture in my studio at 1890 Bryant Street, Suite 211. The building is home to 60 artists in the vibrant Mission area.
Friday night, Oct 31st, 6-9pm
Saturday, Nov 1st, 11-6pm 
Sunday, Nov 2nd, 11-6pm 

1890 Bryant St, Studio #211, San Francisco, CA
Location of 1890 Bryant
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Floor plan of 1890 Bryant
Building map

Work at Autobody Fine Art Gallery

Posted on October 12, 2014

These photos are not great, but wanted to show the work up in the gallery until October 30. Better photos coming soon.


Red, powder-coated steel wire, vellum, 60 x 48 inches


Blue, powder-coated steel wire, vellum, 60 x 48 x 12 inches


Yellow, powder-coated steel wire, vellum, 70 x 54 x 24 inches

Pillar to post, 2014

Pillar to Post, pencil, color pencil, oil sticks on paper, 22 x 30 inches


Conduit, pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches


Torque, pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Core Capacity

Core Capacity, pencil on paper, 38 x 50 inches

Heat Exchange

Heat Exchange, pencil on paper, 38 x 50 inches


Ductworks, pencil on paper, 38 x 50 inches


V8, pencil on paper, 38 x 50 inches

Sponge Bob deconstructed

Posted on May 31, 2014

I made this out of steel wire and epoxy resin and was not pleased w the result–too much, too intense. I knew more work had to be done when my daughter said that if I painted it yellow it would be a nice rendition of Sponge Bob. And maybe I should add a couple of tiny arms too–real funny.

So I set about chopping it up, reconfiguring smaller sections into individual works and although I am not near finished, I’m on a much better path. I will post again when they are finished and painted. (See below)





Still working

Posted on March 28, 2014


I’m about halfway done. Trying to vary overall size and density of wire pieces. This is tedious work, but I am enjoying watching it come together.


Posted on March 8, 2014

As I work I am trying to remain open to different compositions




Six down, 80 or so to go

Posted on February 26, 2014

Want to create a curtain of these…

Same weave

Posted on February 11, 2014

Same weave

These are two pieces of the same polycarbonate weave. The application of the paint gives them a very different look. Trying to think about what to do next with these.

Start of a new wire piece

Posted on February 8, 2014

baskets.topviewStart of a new wire piece

These are two elements of a new wire piece I am working on. They will be linked with several others to create a curtain.

North South East West

Posted on February 8, 2014

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photoNorth South East West

I have decided to narrow the scope of my work for the near future to four basic materials.
polycarbonate, rubber, wire and paper. Here is a photo of a piece done in each. These are starting points.

Larger chunk of weave

Posted on February 6, 2014


This is a larger piece of the polycarbonate weave. Staples are visible in columns. I will paint just a little so that form is more defined. I am happy with the use of materials. Polycarbonate is a strong, light material used in all sorts of products from your eyeglasses to bulletproof “glass.” I will let this sit, then paint, maybe a light gradation from color to clear.

Polycarbonate weave

Posted on February 5, 2014


This is 15 mil polycarbonate sheet stapled with a spritz of spray paint. Without the paint the polycarbonate is completely clear and hard to see. With just a little paint you are able to see what’s going on in there. This will be the basis for some larger pieces.

State of mind

Posted on February 3, 2014


I have been experimenting a lot w new materials lately and have a nice pile of failed pieces to show for it. This morning I was trying to make some abstract cut outs in sheet rubber. When I tacked up the work to take a look, I recognized my frustration staring back at me.

Rubber canning rings

Posted on February 3, 2014



This piece is made of those pink rings found in home canning jars. They are woven together w steel wire and push- pinned to the wall. The piece vibrates when plucked, like a guitar string.

Larger scale wire piece

Posted on June 27, 2013


Final color versions

Posted on May 25, 2013

This piece is two toned. One side is black and the other side is white w black overspray



This one is sprayed gold

I added modeling paste to this one for thickness and density. To give more variation in line.

Orange on one side red on the other

Yellow. A little hard to see detail against a white backdrop

New wire pieces

Posted on May 6, 2013

Most of these (except the blue one) are just primed and not yet painted. I’ve shown a front and side shot of each one. There are five all together. Had a great time making these. They all originated from a central spine of wire and are about 12-14″ in height.

ONE, front

ONE, sidephoto-73

TWO, front

TWO, side

THREE, front

THREE, side

FOUR, front

FOUR, side

FIVE, front

FIVE, side

An interior weight instead of a base.

Posted on September 25, 2012

I made these spires out of polycarbonate and staples and started putting them into groups (photo 1). The pieces look best when they are overlapping and close together, showing the small natural differences in their form. The problem is that they are a little lightweight. If a strong breeze blows through the room, you are going to have some bowling pin action going on. To solve the problem, instead of using a base, I started experimenting with an interior weights. The weight provides a strong and low center of gravity and also, because it is hung with fishing line, will sway and maintain balance if the piece is hit from the side (photos 2-4).

With weights: a fishing weight on the left and a chandelier crystal on the right.

Close up of the lead fishing weight–functional.

Close up of the chandelier crystal–fancy.

Larger version

Posted on August 9, 2012

You can hardly see it, mostly reflection. Something interesting about a large presence going unnoticed.