Studio Newsletter: March

Open Studio and Gallery Reveal
Alameda Naval Air Base
RSVP by March 10


You are invited for an evening at my studio on Sunday, March 13, 4-7pm. I will be revealing my new studio gallery and will feature new and old favorite pieces. Works will be available for sale. Come and adopt one… Please RSVP by March 10 for details. Bring a friend. Drinks and small bites will be served.


Toolbarrow
2007Maple, brass, tools, 4 x 4 x 4 feet
Details and availability

Toolbarrow is my concept of a cabinet of curiosities intended for the modern day craftsperson. Over the years I’ve sought out specific tools from various people and places, most of which are so antiquated that their use is now mysterious and almost entirely lost on my generation. Referencing the craftsperson’s traditional hand-made toolbox and the wheelbarrow, a typically unappreciated yet time-tested workhorse of construction, this sculpture provides an alternative design by integrating the unconventional and flashy “bling” associated with contemporary custom car culture. Though eccentrically made of ornamentally patterned curly maple and a 100 brass spoked low-rider wheel with a coopered wooden rim, Toolbarrow is as oddly functional as the tool collection it contains.


Working with Mix'd Ingrdnts

In February I fabricated a stage sculpture for the Oakland-based female dance group Mix’d Ingrdnts. The piece debuted in their performance  In Between the Seams this weekend at the Laney College Theatre in Oakland. Learn aboutMix'd Ingrdnts by watching this recent KQEDfeature  and by visiting their website. 


Homeless Homes Pop-Up Build

This past weekend I had the pleasure of volunteering with over 100 people to help build movable tiny homes for people in need with theHomeless Homes Pop-Up Build group, organized by Greg Kloehn and Vanesa Dževdetbegović.Learn more and donate to this cause.

CBS San Francisco Bay Area, Volunteers Building Tiny Homes for the Homeless (video), By John Ramos