Saturday, December 31, 2011

Creature from the Black Lagoon

This was a project I did years ago for the toy company Art Asylum.  I think it was one of those ball toys that squirt water when squeezed.  I don't know if it ever came out.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tiberius E. Festus

I had been wanting to make a Frankenstein monster-like piece for awhile.  I had some scrap parts laying around from other sculptures and figured it could be a fun little project.  With a little sculpting, sutchering, cat hair, weird gizmo's and a Teddy bear battery charger it was done. 

It's an awkward piece.  He stands 14 3/4" tall with base and was completed 10 or so years ago.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


An evening with Ray Harryhausen at the Cleveland Cinemateque.  This happened in the early 90's.  It may have been around the time A Nightmare Before Christmas came out.  In person was Mr. Ray Harryhausen with some of his production artwork and stop motion figures.  I think there was a footage reel followed by a Q & A and signing.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


This is an older piece for a proposed story that unfortunately didn't go anywhere.  My friend Steve Diruggurio (really great artist) came up with a very cool story that revolves around an insane asylum.  This is the maquette I made for one of the two main characters.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Puppets of Peter Poonkerstein

When I was a kid I loved puppets.  Sock puppets, hand puppets, Marienette's - they just fascinated and frightened me.