I use mixed media and sculptural freestyle to create miniature scenes that evoke faraway places, imagined timelines, and impossible situations.
The works range from the simple to the intricate, showing multiple views and angles, or making a complex or abstract statement. Most of the artistic themes I try to portray are ones of opaque contradiction and upset reality: unexpected things happening in normal situations. That feeling of a midnight occurrence on a sunny afternoon. A shadow with no source of light. A sense of deja vu. Being in a dream from which you cannot awake.
I am also a fiction writer, and like to shape themes similar to those above. Check out my work on the Fiction page.
All works are one of a kind. The inspiration for most of the works is a combination of style, expression, color and texture. Most of the pieces are built using wood, clay, glass, foam, various paints, and in larger pieces, electrical components.
DIY: If you are interested in building the kinds of works you see here, I offer some DIY tutorials. Please see the shop for the DIY sets.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you make these? Are they your work?
Yes. All pieces are made by me and are one of a kind.
How long does it take to make the pieces?
The time typically runs 10 to 20 hours for smaller works to 100+ for more complex works. The main factor determining the amount of time is whether the piece will have interior views or not. If it's just exterior, it takes half the amount of time.
What do you do with the pieces?
You put it on a shelf, an end table, or hang it on a wall as a piece of art.
How long have you been doing this?
About 10+ years. My first project was a model version of my sister's house I made for a Christmas present one year. I thought, this is cool, I should do more of this.
How do you make the water look real?
There are many ways to make water effects in miniature. The model railroad products are the most accessible, and easy to use. Epoxy gives great effects. I also use gel medium gloss products used by painters.
What are they made out of?
Most of the pieces are built using wood, clay, glass, foam, various paints, and in larger pieces, electrical components.