Spiderwebs in the Morning

I’m always searching for serenity – and this time, I found my moment of peace shining through dew collected on a spider’s web: a miniature magnifier of all the possibilities on the horizon of one more chance from a new day. This sculptural wall-hanging combines handmade framing (rescued wood, sanded, stained, and tattooed with the kiss of a blowtorch and the caress of a blade — a reminder that our scars are memories of survival, rather than simply pain), limited edition original photography prints, and layers of epoxy to capture a sense of reflection: not just the moment one fleetingly captures peace, but also our ability to return to that state time and time again.

Private Cathedrals #2

One finger. You can have ONE finger, Private Cathedrals #1. But I’m getting revenge [update: joke’s on me. Private Cathedrals #2 ate another finger – not because I’m careless, but because this process is ridiculously labor-intensive, and I do everything by hand]. This piece is the second of a two-part series, and very much a work in progress – including allowing my finger[s] to grow back.

Click on any thumbnail image to view a step-by-step gallery view of the process. am updating this page as each phase unfolds, and will compile step in a complete gallery once the piece is finished, however long — and however many limbs — that takes.


Current Phase: Private Cathedrals #2


Phase #8 – Detailing, Round 2

(paint scraper, box cutter, dusting canister, Q-tips, windex, paint brush, sand paper, hair dryer, copious patience, more expletives)



Phase #7 – Detailing, Round 1

(paint scraper, box cutter, dusting canister, Q-tips, windex, paint brush, sand paper, hair dryer, copious patience, expletives)



Phase #6 – Post-Resin Preparation

(paint scraper, box cutter, dusting canister, Q-tips, First Aid kit)



Phase #5 – Resin Setting & Curing, Round 2

(duct-tape, saran wrap, hair dryer, toothpicks)



Phase #4 – Resin Setting & Curing, Round 1

(duct-tape, saran wrap, hair dryer, toothpicks)



Phase #3 – Composition Selection

(digital photo print, spray adhesive, super glue, 5-minute epoxy, cardboard, duct-tape)



Phase #2 – Mold Construction

(balsam wood, saran wrap, packing tape)



Phase #1 – Salvaged Object Preparation

(paint scraper, sandpaper, scuffing, varnishing, polyurethane)



Current Phase: Private Cathedrals #2