In 2008 we moved into our house. It is resting somewhere in the middle of 2.4 acres of woods.  The previous owner was a hunter and hammered deer antlers of animals he hunted into the trees. It must have been some time ago as the trees have grown and the antlers have grown up with them.  Sometimes the trees breathe, that is you can see steam flowing out of them in the early morning.  My dog 'Joy' can sniff out the spirits of creatures that live in our forest garden. She races outside every morning to say good morning to them. (Im nor sure they're so happy to see her as they never stick their heads our). But never the less there are spirits in our garden.  It is alive with them. So here are 2 of the sculpture I am making of the 'forest garden spirits.'
Last night I bought a jig saw and cut out a block of wood to fit into the back. I then glued them to the hollowed out inside of the head. I used a mirror mastic glue on one of them and a very strong mixture of JB Weld. Hopefully both will hold without any problem. The challange will be hanging the larger piece and considerably heavier I have yet to do.  This way I could hang them and now I can continue to work on them the way they were intended to be presented, hanging flush on the wall.



'Gone Fishing' is one of my cigar box paintings above. I have been making these small paintings for  about 2 years.

This began as an underpainting for a full color painting, but I have decided for now at least to leave it since comments have been that it is a strong painting as it is. 

Here are some new paintings I am working on. This one is my nephew in a mock Brea middle panel of a tryptic Church piece I saw in Monte Carlo.  I have added his dog (or a more trim and fit version of Dakota), the cartoon characters I saw on a wall in Chelsea, nyc skyline and others. It was more of a fun piece I made for him.