From 2000 - 2004, any piece you may have seen in the flagship Sak’s 5th Ave in NYC was designed and fabricated by Exhibitology. I was involved in every aspect from start to completion of all projects. I ran small teams and planned the most efficient ways the team to go into production. The engineering on this particular piece was complicated and tricky to say the least. Everything had to be hidden and still be able to support itself. In addition, the whole entire piece rotates, specified individual boxes rotate and lights are programmed in sequence inside the boxes that required graphics. It was one of the toughest designs I have ever been part of.
This is the beginning of my work with Exhibitology. A design and fabrication company that i thrived with for 4 years. These pictures are from the Hall of Biodiversity located on the second floor of the Museum of Natural History. I was involved in sculpting, molding, enginereing, fabrication and design weer all part of this contract. Materials are foam, steel, wood, and so forth. Please take a visit to the museum and see our work.
We did a lot of wedding designed by Preston Baily (you may have seen him on Oprah). Much of our work is featured in his books. This particular wedding was in the Waldorf Astoria. It had its own set of creative problems that were unique. Wedding are hard deadlines with no wiggle room so a lot of creative problem solving happens on site. I was involved in all aspects of the project from planning to sculpting to scheduling. I had one of my best on site creative solutions on this fabrication fell free to ask me You can see me carving the fountains and doing some detail checking at the bottom.
AKA Popeye the Sailor man -Sculpted for the official 85th Anniversary Popeye show by King Features and Hero Complex Gallery. Popeye was one of my favorite sculpture to work on. I really wanted to take him out of the cartoon and bring him a little closer to reality. Tattoos, a grown over hole for an eye, some knives and ropes. I couldn’t find out if there was a story about how Popeye lost his eye. I never thought he was just squinting one eye. When i was a kid i assumed it got ripped out by Brutus! I worked on a lobster boat for some time when i was younger, so i was familiar with the salt water life. So i tapped into that and thought about what Popeye would actually be like if he was real.
Popeye the sailor man was sculpted from a non sulfur polymer clay. I cut him into 3 pieces and pulled silicone molds. Cast into urethane reassembled and painted.
Popeye’s ship was sculpted from foam skim coated with magic sculpt and sanded. Wood and wood laminate was used for planks and the deck. The captains wheel was carved and machined in pieces then assembled into the sculpture last although sculpted first. I needed a prototype of the wheel so i could sculpt Popeye man’s stance and position his arms and hands correctly.
There is also a variant of just Popeye standing with his fists set in the air ready to blow Brutus’s chin off and save his dame Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea.
The whole sculpture stands about 11 inches. Popeye himself is about 7 inches.
This piece was done for The Bottleneck Gallery’s glow in the dark show. A very popular show. When the lights go out the veins in his brain glow as well as the rings from his stun gun. The piece sold so quick I never got some proper photos. Inspired by Mars Attacks and any classic pop scifi bug brain type of alien. I still have the molds and may recreate one for myself.
Silicone, Resin, Copper, Aluminum. Mix media.
Here is a selection of sculptures i worked on at a custom sculpture shop in NJ. All aquatic life that glows in the black light were for miniture golf courses around the world. You’ll see casino girls for atlantic city as well as other selections that i personally enjoyed working on.
So although i was home for 6 years raising me children i still had to make ends meet. I start4d illustrating stickers and ornaments to sell online. star wars is always a good seller and i was able to get some stuff licensed through galleries and contact i made over the years. these are some of my favorites and best sellers. As you can see, when i create one image i try to re-purpose it in several ways such as ornaments. I even do this with my sculptures.
One day it popped into my head to create wine stoppers to sell. These have feature on Buzzfeed, Nerdist and gizmado as well as many other media outlets that picked them up. They served me well and are currently being licensed finally. I cold cast in all different metals but bronze is the most popular choice. These were all sculpted from clay and then moved through a series of molds to detail in way and eventually plastic. One i had the master sculpt silicone molds are taken and pieces are cold cast into bronze, aluminum, copper and nickel.
One of my favorite pieces. I was asked to be part of a show at a popular LA gallery called Hero Complex Gallery. This piece was a tough sell for the show but recieved an incredible right by a producer in the la times. It was a personal favorite of the gallery owners and they added iot to their semi permanent collection. I let them keep it for about a year. But i loved this piece so much i eventtually had to ask Adam, the owner< to send it home where it now lives in my living room. It was one of those pieces i secretly did not want to sell. Im glad it never sold.
Mixed media, slush cast in resin, hand painted, Used Stratocaster guitar necks were purchased and cut by me for the frame.