Category Archives: Work in Progress

Glass Mosaic – Unique Converse Chuck Taylors

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Glass MosaicI’ve been wearing ‘Chucks’ (Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers) for a long time.  But it wasn’t until recently that I looked at them as a subject for my art work.  It started with a pencil carving – a 1/8″ tall sneaker carved from a pencil lead.

This project is a 12″ x 20″ (30cm x 50cm) glass mosaic mounted on 1/4″ plexiglass.  It’s been a long process working on this as I’ve taken a lot of time to select the best colors and textures for each area of the design. Continue reading

The Making of the Melt-O-Matic 1000

DSCN6921_resizeIn college, I majored in Sculpture and minored in Jewelry… I started out with a minor in Logic but that just didn’t make any sense to me. Casting metal was a huge part of my curriculum, I loved melting metal and pouring it, seeing the sparks fly as the molten metal burned out the mold! Recently I saw an article about a group that made a portable furnace and goes to neighborhoods, collects discard aluminum and casts it into works of art using sand molds. How Cool is That!?

An old fire in me was sparked and the Melt-O-Matic was born. Continue reading