Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Diesel T-Shirt

About a year and a half ago, we got a call from Diesel, the clothing company. They were interested in including my work among their artist designed, limited edition T-shirts. Here are the designs I sent them To see the one they chose, click here!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Each year since 2005, I've had the opportunity to work with The American Forest & Paper Association to create shadow-box awards for excellence in recycling. Since being a paper sculptor is a little like "hyper-recycling", it's a good fit! This year, the awards will go to a community, business, college/university and school who have had exceptional success promoting and practicing recycling efforts. I thought I'd share the process of creating these awards.These are my sketches for the finished awards. We felt a collage effect worked best to give each it's own theme.


My desk turns into a mini factory! Some of the imagery is the same in each award (hands, stars, background) so I create those elements at the same time.


I've always wished I were a
"tidy"artist! I'd like to think I just get carried away with the creative spirit...but, honestly, I'd rather make art than clean it up!

Ready To Go!

Four finished awards! Each piece is placed into a 9"x 11" mahogany-stained shadow box and will be presented at "Paper Week 2009", the annual conference for members of The American Forest & Paper Association. This year's theme? Sustainability and the Economy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I Do Windows...

I have always had a secret passion for window displays. I'm sure it started as a child with the annual excursion downtown to see mechanical Santas and elves in the (now defunct) department store windows. Out at night past my bedtime, shiny, black patent-leather shoes and holiday windows...THAT was magic! Here's a window display I did long ago for the Strawberry store on 57th St. between 6th and 7th. It's still there!
Not long ago, I was invited by Katie Ukrop of Quirk Gallery to create a window display to celebrate the arrival of "The Queen's Art", an exhibit of Elizabeth II's collection that came to The Virginia Museum. My first thought... Elizabethan collars! So, I created a dress and collar out of paper and tissue and placed "her" in a garden...The Queen's Garden, a garden of budding babies with decorative, flower-like collars.

Postcard announcement for "The Queen's Garden"

Hard to get a shot without a reflection!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome to "Short Cuts", a blog devoted to my artistic endeavors and an occassional "scenic detour". I've been a freelance illustrator, creating paper sculptures, for longer than I'd be willing to admit on a public forum! I hope to share some things that inform and inspire and, at risk of sounding a little too 60's, celebrate the beauty and possibilities inherent in a single sheet of paper.