Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Santa Cthulhu and Shoggoth:

We try to make a new Santa Cthulhu every year. Didn't finish one in time for this year, but here is the one we did in '13. Santa needed a sleigh and something to pull it. My job was to make something to pull it. I figured a Shoggoth would do the trick.

Willow Hawk:

With Amy making the eyes, beak, and talons, this is my first attempt at a hawk.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


I made these over the winter in the garage. The need to heat the willow also made it bubble, and darken. I liked the effect.

Goldenrod at the Plainfield Art Show. The last picture has her photoshopped by the image from Griselda. The stage set was painted and designed by Maxfield Parrish.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Slothy Koala-Pine

This winter project is layer upon layer of willow, creating a solid body. The eyes are stream washed obsidian. For a long while I didn't know what it was going to be. It has been a Koala Bear, Sloth, and Porcupine, so now it is all three.


Susan Lewin is a part of Maxfield Parrish's work and life. While working on Goldenrod, it was never far from my mind that the materials I was using came from the same town that she did.
This is my first human figure. The obligation and opportunity for detail made for many days beneath the Plainfield sky.
She is detailed in Goldenrod and Willow. Her frame has drilled holes through which other parts of the frame run through or into. This is Griselda, a 1909 work featuring Susan Lewin.

Here is my work in progress

Nearly Finished
She is curing in the shed. Here is her picture today.
I dried Goldenrod flowers for her hands and hair but they are not on her now as they are very fragile.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Heron at the July 4th Art Show in Plainfield, NH