Art Projects

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Globe Boxes, globes, glass and neon, 1987

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Globe on Ice, globe, glass, 1988

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Pushmi-Pullyu Iguana, 1989

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The Illusionarium, diorama with glass, wax, aluminum, 1994

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The Illusionarium, installation at the Robert Lehman Gallery, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, 1994

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The Illusionarium, installation at the Robert Lehman Gallery, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, 1994

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L.A.R.N.E.A. , offhand formed glass, 11″x 32″11″, 1994

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Marianne, offhand formed glass- cut and polished, 1994

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The plates were a series of affordably priced piece I made throughout the 1990’s and had several exhibitions of. I would collect them at flea markets and decorate them with decals using imagery collected from books or other sources. Slight of hand tricks, puzzles, games, rebuses, alchemical imagery, and any imagery that resonated for me. A typical installation would consist of 100 or so of these plates.

Plate, decal on found dinner plate, 10″ diameter, 1996

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America’s Favorite Burlesque Gameshow- This or That! 2001-2010

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Coney Island Scan-A-Rama 2012-2015. A 3D portrait studio that 3D scans visitors and turns them into a sculpture. The booth showcased my invention, the Scan-O-Tron 3000, an open source 3D scanning rig.

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Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, 3D Printed ABS plastic, 2012. From a 3D Scanned “Physical Photograph” using an open source 3D scanning rig of my own invention.

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Candy Crush Sideshow, 3D Scanned /3D Printed PLA portraits of Coney Island Sideshow Performers, 14″x 36’x 10″, 2015

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Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park: 3D Printed, 3D printed ABS Plastic, 84″x 180″ x 180″, 2012-2015

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Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park: 3D Printed, 3D printed ABS Plastic, 84″x 180″ x 180″, 2012-2015

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Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park: 3D Printed, 3D printed ABS Plastic, 84″x 180″ x 180″, 2012-2015

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Angel, 3D Printed PLA, 36″ x 28″ 10″, 2015
My latest work has been inspired by Creation; a turn of the century attraction that simulated God’s creation of Heaven and the earth, as well as sculptural depictions of Hell such as Rodin’s Gates of Hell. Knowing Rodin spent his whole life on this work, my goal was to accomplish my own treatment of this subject matter in a fraction of the time using 21st century digital processes.

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The Gates of Heaven, 3D Printed PLA, 38″x 28″x 9″

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Venus, Cast Glass, 14″ x 14″ x 6″, 2015

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Full Fathom Five, Cast Glass, 14″ x 14″x 7″, 2015