Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Wild Eevee Appeared!

About 6 months ago, during my quest to catch all 649 Pokémon, I decided that it would be a fantastic idea to make a Pokémon sculpture. Eevee was a natural choice. To challenge myself a bit more, I added some puppet aspects in which both Eevee's head and ears move.

I Choose You, Eevee!
Wireform, Styrofoam, Various papers, Paperclay, Aquarium beads

Special thanks to Alexander Quinn for taking photos.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Lost Woods

For Halloween, I decided to put my own spin on the Keaton mask from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Keaton Mask
Wire Form, Gouache, Various papers, Gold spray paint

Special thanks to Kayla Hickey for taking photos and lending me an ocarina!

Glee Bitch Fest

My good friend, Greg Kozatek, asked me to do another "Illusgaytion" for his weekly
column Glee Bitch Fest on his blog Gayvorites!

Friday, June 17, 2011

An Ass

Guess what, everyone?!?!
The lovely Hannah Kittell was assisting on an opera, "The Fairy Queen", based off of A Midsummer Night's Dream and they needed a mask for when one of the characters is transformed into a donkey. So Hannah was nice enough to get me my first commission, ever, for one of my masks. It was a hectic three weeks, but I'd say it was worth it.

Donkey Mask
Wire form, Paper clay, Gouache, Various paper

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Dinner of a Dancing Bear

One time I stumbled onto a picture of a sloth bear and thought to myself "That is probably the cutest bear to ever live". Then I found out it pretty much has the highest attack rate of any species of bear. Also it's been said that the sloth bear has been know to eat people. So here is a series of four images that popped into my head when I first heard this. By the way, dating back to the 13th century, sloth bears of been used as dancing bears in India (which was
banned in 1972)

The Dinner of a Dancing Bear (In four parts)

A special thanks to
Meghan K. Baier for taking the photos and Kaitlyn Kanzler for assisting.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Sloth Bear

last week I finally buckled down and added the final touches onto my newest costume and with the help of two close friends, Meghan Baier and Kaitlyn Kanzler, had a fantastic little photo shoot. I'm still in the process of photo-editing the series, but here's some really nice detail shots of just the mask.

Sloth Bear Mask
Wireform, Paperclay, Lokta paper, Gouache, Gold spray paint

The series will be posted within the next two days... I promise!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spoiler Warning

So I'm currently working on a new project that is swiftly nearing completion, so I thought it was an appropriate time to upload some process shots... Well at least just a brief glimpse. I'm hoping that given two more weeks the project should be finished, photographed, photo edited and uploaded. I'm excited, you should be too.