Personal work. AKA: PLAY.

 
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Tapestry Lion - Glacial Till

Tapestry Lion - Glacial Till

Carving a curly mane out of packed sand was the primary joy in this project, the rest was for context.

Tapestry Lion - Posterior - Till

Tapestry Lion - Posterior - Till

My love for bone and muscle is apparent in this piece. My employment in the operating room has had its influence on me.

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What I do with sand


The medium is fundamentally temporary.

 

Because of this, the pressure to do it "permanently" is off. Your mistakes become features. The wind and waves simulate centuries of weathering in just a few minutes. Even the frantic task of building a slushy sand wall to keep the waves back results in cheering and laughter.

Some of the sculptures are small scale "glacial till" pieces I created in my living room. I made a coffee table sand box so that the beach wasn't so far away. 

 

 

End of the coiling monster

End of the coiling monster

Loose interpretation of one of my favorite Scriptural analogies: Isaiah 27:1 The LORD will punish with His fierce, great and powerful sword-- Leviathan the coiling serpent; He will slay the monster of the sea. Pen and watercolor on Arches Hot Press

Nebuchadnezzar Restored.

Nebuchadnezzar Restored.

Based on the tale of the humbled king from the book of Daniel. Pen and Watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Abstract

Abstract

My family once painted a kids table top to bottom as a fun weekend activity. This was part of my contribution.

Pickles

Pickles

When I finished this painting, I cut it up into business card sized pieces and gave them out at a beach in Seattle with a link to the full image.

Illumination

Illumination

A piece I made for my aunts.

Melody

Melody

My little girl at 1 year old. Acrylic on board

Missing porthole

Missing porthole

A small mural I painted at my in law's beach cabin. I traded it for a Champion Juicer.

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2D Stuff


The medium is fundamentally temporary.

 

Because of this, the pressure to do it "permanently" is off. Your mistakes become features. The wind and waves simulate centuries of weathering in just a few minutes. Even the frantic task of building a slushy sand wall to keep the waves back results in cheering and laughter.

Some of the sculptures are small scale "glacial till" pieces I created in my living room. I made a coffee table sand box so that the beach wasn't so far away. 

 

 

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Tapestry Lion - Glacial Till

Tapestry Lion - Glacial Till

Carving a curly mane out of packed sand was the primary joy in this project, the rest was for context.

Tapestry Lion - Posterior - Till

Tapestry Lion - Posterior - Till

My love for bone and muscle is apparent in this piece. My employment in the operating room has had its influence on me.

Lion-1476.jpg

Lion-1476.jpg

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Jesse Sand-0185 - Copy.jpg

Jesse Sand-0185 - Copy.jpg

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Chain Reaction Machines


It was a book about M.C.Escher that inspired me to make my first "Ball Track". He and his father would line up pool cues, tubes, and gutters on piles of books or end tables with the goal of getting a pool ball to slowly roll downhill for as long as possible. After several of these "ramps" I began to add other moving features. 

"You made a Rube Goldberg Contraption!" My mom said. I remember rushing to the library to see his absurd contraptions for myself.

 

Featured on Discovery Canada's "Daily Planet" and influencing OK GO's now famous video "This too shall pass" some of the videos in this post may inspire you too.

 

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Portland

Portland

Seattle

Seattle

Experience Music Project

Experience Music Project

Mirrorman

Mirrorman

Star Trek

Star Trek

Red Square

Red Square

Living Statue


Dressing as a statue and scaring people.

 

I began the art of Living Statue in Seattle in 2000. I payed rent with it. I taught others. I had amazing and embarassing experiences. These are my favorite pictures. But click below for the entire story with videos.

 

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Portland

Portland

Seattle

Seattle

Experience Music Project

Experience Music Project

Mirrorman

Mirrorman

Star Trek

Star Trek

Red Square

Red Square

Hypnogogia


Not REM, Not Alpha sleep.