A Hand to Grab On To

Have you ever had the feeling of waves washing over your head? Sometimes what you really need is a hand from a friend to grab on to. One of the things I have always found challenging is drawing water and waves.  You’d think from the number of times we’ve seen waves, either live or in […]

Spinning

One morning during our usual weekly prayer and worship time, one of the men I work along side of here at OM, brought his family and two young girls.  One of them (Victoria) was dancing for all her worth along with the worship music at the beginning. The two girls are adopted from Eastern Europe, […]

In an Instant

… the motion feeling might be because I kind of visualized her in my head during the movement of leaning forward to her knees, while sliding her hand down her legs, with a calm sigh. I don’t know, that’s just how I felt the sculpt, which is really amazing, because giving movement to a still figure like this is always so hard.

The Blood Cries Out

This piece started out in a masters class by Kirsten Stingle, on doing faces and hands.  I’ve always loved doing hands, but this class gave me several more techniques in creating accurate and expressive sculptures. As I continued working on the piece, it began to focus more and more on the topic of human trafficking […]

A Slippery Slope

As I’ve stepped into this time of transition, I’ve been looking for a suitable metaphor to carry with it the feelings I’ve been experiencing as I try to navigate the changes that have been suddenly, and without warning, dumped on my head. …

Les Misérables

This was a series of drawings as one of the local High Schools was putting on the musical Les Misérables.  Martin, who sets up the Life Drawing sessions, arranged for a number of the actors to come in over several weeks so we could draw them in costume.  During the musical itself, we were able […]

Work in Process…

Some people have asked me about my work process when I sculpt a figure. I took this opportunity to capture a few photos along the way as I was working on a figure sculpture, showing the various steps.

Full of Empty Leaves

Our pastor, Gary Franklin, has been going through a series called, Jesus- Unpredictable and Untamable, based on the Gospel of Mark.  This past Sunday, he went over the story in Mark 11 of Jesus cleansing the temple the day after the Triumphal Entry. Almost as a side thought, Mark tells of Jesus going up to […]

Into the Light

This sculpture is based off of a photo of one of the young artists I had the privilege to work with in Italy. When I was there in Italy for a couple of weeks visiting with the amazing group of artists who were participating in the three month Incarnate school, we had the opportunity to […]

Don’t Mess with Me

One of the other adults working with me with the youth group in our church is quite the martial arts enthusiast and  instructor.  I made this little fighter thinking of him. I have made many, many dragons, lizards and other mythical characters over the years, starting when I was a boy.  As an adult working in the […]