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Sunday, December 11, 2016

There is a war coming...

There is a war coming, 

I can feel it boiling below the surface. 

It will be a war in this once great nation between civil liberties and the far right. 

It will be a war that will destroy the government as we knew it, 

it will divide this country and it may be the beginnings of an extinction event. 


Human extinction!


And at the root of it is Donald Trump and his mind numbingly inept cabinet!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

New political project "Brain Cells" Update~

Started working on my next political piece. Called "Brain Cells" starting on January 20th 2017 it will start counting the number of brain cells lost because of the sheer stupidity of Trump and his cabinet of nitwits.

It's a complicated one with 32 Nixie tubes (digital before digital existed), three Ardunio boards to control everything and connect to the internet. Several hundred feet of wire, two power supplies and a few hundred chips, capacitors and resistors.
The Ardunio boards will "listen" to the internet for Trump tweets, his surrogates tweets, check for honesty and deduct brain cells from the count. 

Top portion has 18 tubes which represent our brain cells, bottom is the date, and the last row is a 24 hour count down clock.

I hope to have programming complete so it can be turned on, on Inauguration Day.

Let's see how many are left after four years of Trump!

Here are a couple update images, still waiting for 16 circuit boards and a few other materials. 


Friday, November 25, 2016

New works in progress...

The piece below is called "Something Wicked This Way Comes" the hands will be coming out of the two smaller canvases.

 The piece below is called "All Hail Donald Trump"  When finished the hand will be orange and both the hand and constitution will be in a barbed wire cage.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I want to make a statement about Trump winning the election...

But I have no words, other then I did not vote for him and he is not my president!!!

This image is for those who DID vote for an orange racist bigoted asshole!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

3 Dimensional Art...

People ask what is my favorite type of art to produce and I would have to say 3 dimensional art.  Weather it is hanging on a wall or as a sculpture. Here are some my favorite pieces both old and new:

As always click on the image to zoom in.

Jesus of Suburbia - The last Temptation
24" x 36"

I Gave You A Plant and Look What You Have Done
24" x 24" x 7"

Vampire Teeth

Iron Giant Neck Screw (Actual Size)

Star Trek Phaser (Stereolithography)

Wand from a children's cartoon (Stereolithography)

Ray Gun Movie Prop

Tribal Leader (clay)
About 8" tall

The Birth of Man (life castings)

My Perfect Woman (life castings)

Star Ship Enterprise (Cast aluminum)

V-Jet Scale Model (Stereolithography)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (life casting)
This is a work in progress.

The God Particle (multimedia on baroque board)

Trapped in Paradise (multimedia)

Wet For You (life casting)

Box Lunch (multimedia, made for my photo series called The White Room)

The Genesis Plant (multimedia/life casting)
This is a work in progress.

Witches Hour Glass Prop (multimedia)

Self Love (Life Casting)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

To my French Waitress...

I spend my days with the sound of a beat in my head,
years have gone by and visions of you still dance in my thoughts,
your broken accent,
your love of rock and roll,
the passion that flowed between us,
the memories of you and I in bed.

When my eyes close I can see you again,
the taste of you forming on my tongue,
the memories of us in a hot shower,
your small body close to mine,
the feeling of your skin,
the way it began.

Not a day has gone by in the years past,
that I have not had you in my thoughts,
not a day has gone by in the years past,
that I have not relived our story,
all the while hearing that beat in my head.

The French Waitress 

A story about passion, desire, France, the taste of a beautiful woman...

A story about the adventure of two people in a single night...

Friday, October 7, 2016

Another piece in process...

I have been enjoying making these 3D pieces.  This was started about a years ago when I noticed the pattern you see painted here on my front door in the winter when it would frost over.  I thought it looked like something out of a horror movie so I thought, lets see where it goes...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New project - Restoration of an antique water heater

A friend of mine asked if I wanted to take her old tank less hot water heater.  After seeing it I was thrilled to say yes.

The first image is the condition it was in, the next is the inventor along side a heater.  And the third images is a unit that has been refurbished which still has the burner system installed.  I've removed the copper tubing and taken the unit completely apart.  The inner walls have been remove which helps with the weight issue. Sunday will be cleaning day when I take all of the components to the quarter car wash to degrease and clean all of the pieces.  Once that's done and through drying and then off to the sandblaster to remove any leftover paint or rust. Once I've repainted the heater inside and out I will install a rotating shelving unit and turn this into one of the coolest liqueur cabinets around.  More photos as I take them to come.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Diving in full on...

The first 4 documents from the 4,000...

 Above is the calendar I kept, please note the "nm" indicator.

 Meals...albeit at only 89 cents per day for 3 meals...
 MDOC visit...

MDOC visit #2