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Hi there, and welcome!

I opened my etsy store in 2011, when my home began to overflow with objects from my various installation sculptures. Because I often use the technique of casting, I sometimes end up with multiples (literally, sometimes hundreds) of an object. Because the work is temporary in most cases, I document the original work heavily, and have other artist friends document the work as well. Between the strange objects (pig heads, disembodied hands, smoke-fired eggs), and the intriguing and beautiful prints of the original work, I figured I had a store!

While these things have been popular, and have provided great spotlighting for my fine art, I'd say my lamps have by far been the most popular item in my store. After doing an installation of 33 hands mounted on the wall called Burnt Offerings, I was inspired to make my first…

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  • Joined February 14, 2011

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found objects, ceramics, clay, plaster, wood, photography, mixed media

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About

Hi there, and welcome!

I opened my etsy store in 2011, when my home began to overflow with objects from my various installation sculptures. Because I often use the technique of casting, I sometimes end up with multiples (literally, sometimes hundreds) of an object. Because the work is temporary in most cases, I document the original work heavily, and have other artist friends document the work as well. Between the strange objects (pig heads, disembodied hands, smoke-fired eggs), and the intriguing and beautiful prints of the original work, I figured I had a store!

While these things have been popular, and have provided great spotlighting for my fine art, I'd say my lamps have by far been the most popular item in my store. After doing an installation of 33 hands mounted on the wall called Burnt Offerings, I was inspired to make my first lamp of a hand holding a light bulb.

Because I am a general maker-of-things, from time to time I use my store to try out different items/products/projects. It's a fun hobby for me, keeps me busy and helps fund future art works!

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