I make artwork out of found objects. My blog is below. Learn more about me on the Intro page. There's also a page about the new album by the Meat Puppets, and my artwork, shown above. The Gallery page has some examples of my scrap art through the years. The Doodles page is a funky series from 2017, Witches made to order for your kitchen and the Store has originals, t-shirts and posters for sale. Contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!


Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

New scrap art iBook available!

May 15, 2018

My first ebook, "Scrap Art Alphabet," is now available for download from iBooks. It's a quirky look at the alphabet with 46 illustrations made with found objects. Fun for all ages! See pages from the book and download it HERE.


Hackers destroyed my old site

May 16, 2018

Unfortunately, the site I've had for 8 years was destroyed by hackers to the point that my Web host refused entry. "Forbidden," it said. Thankfully, my wonderful daughter and her friend helped me recover the info while I hurriedly cobbled this together. It will take me a while to get everything back up to speed, but I hope it will be an improvement. Let me know what you think.

Scrap Art Alphabet posters | Store

May 17, 2018

NEW! If you've downloaded my ebook, "Scrap Art Alphabet," you know that the typeface and images lend themselves to a poster treatment. Any of these six versions would look awesome in a kid's room, den or bomb shelter.

16x20" – $20 each.

Not seeing a poster that you'd like? Lemme know and I'll design one.

May 22, 2018

During my last year as a newspaper features designer, I was very frustrated with the heavy production schedule and whenever I felt stressed out, I'd duck into a little room designated "Design Think Tank" and move these found objects around until a little story developed... they took under 15 minutes to assemble, they were totally disposable, they saved my sanity.

Parking lot scrap doodles

July 2, 2018

Recently, my computer hard drive shit the bed and while waiting for the repair shop to open, I found this handful of scraps in the parking lot. It always amazes me, the wonderful things at our feet, waiting to be discovered.

Video: On the hunt for cool stuff

July 3, 2018

George Arbogust, a local ecologist who promotes the creative recycling of found and discarded objects, made a short video back in May of my friend, Stephen Katz, and me looking for objects to turn into art at a Norfolk scrap yard. Check it out here.

Bix Beiderbecke poster & t-shirt | Store

Aug. 3, 2018

He only lived to be 28, but the legendary cornet player made a lasting impact on the jazz art form, especially in the way soloists improvise and create their own separate statements within the band. This scrap doodle is 6.5 x 8" and made of dug relics donated by my friends, Roy Bahls, Vicky Friedrichs.

Meat Puppets "Dusty Notes" | Order here

Dec. 11, 2018

I'm super thrilled to have my artwork adorn the new Meat Puppets album, "Dusty Notes," to be released March 8, 2019. My brother, Mark, and I grew up with Curt and Cris Kirkwood in Phoenix and we've followed the band's success. We've always been proud of them. We kept in touch. As luck would have it, drummer Derrick Bostrom found my artwork online through Curt, liked it and the next thing I knew, Curt was asking me to do some artwork for their new album. It's a dream come true for me. I remember conspiring with young Curt and working on art projects with him in the 4th grade. Amazing how life circles back around eventually. Order the new album. It's really terrific – soulful, poetic, universal, American music! Check out the "Meat Puppets" page to see the vinyl packaging.

Clearance sale | Store

March 17, 2019

My home studio is complete and I need to make room for future projects, which means everything in my collection is for sale at reduced prices. Please check out the Store page and let me know if anything interests you. I will be adding items in the coming weeks. Thank you!

"Buzz"

June 9, 2019

As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, I wanted to pay tribute to that incredible photo of Buzz Aldrin, taken by Neil Armstrong, with a few artistic liberties, of course. 3' x 4.5' - made of an old plastic TV frame, silver flute, military control panel, little blue marble and other found objects.

Goat

June 11, 2019


Mouse

June 11, 2019


Hog

June 11, 2019


Squirrel

June 11, 2019


Owl

June 11, 2019


Boy

June 11, 2019


Characters for a children's book

June 11, 2019

Here's a fun project I've been working on - a little fable about making mistakes, populated by creatures made out of dug relics and found objects. Here, the magpie, and below, her co-stars ...

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