The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Top 5 Strangest Things That Happened in 2018

#1 GETTING A SOLO show started the year out with a bang!


#2 GETTING TO DO COVER ART for a sci-fi/fantasy fiction magazine was a dream come true!

#3 LOSING THE SOLO SHOW sent me into a downward spiral of depression.


#4 CHECKING OUT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, I tried to gain some perspective & sanity.


#5 CREATING WHIMSICAL, FANTASTICAL, PLANTIMAL SCULPTURES and getting them into the J. McVarish Gallery ended the year on a high note.


Ten by Ten Art Show, Featuring My Whimsical Sculpture, The Plantimals

It was a fun night at the Jill McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. We saw a woman in a very smart red suit, a pretty, little girl who talked about going to Paris and drawing, and we learned about water soluable oil paints (with which Jill McVarish paints). Oh, and of course, we saw my whimsical sculptures, The Plantimals. Below are a few photos of the lovely evening.

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The Work in Progress of the Whimsical, Fantastical, Plantimal Suclptures

My whimsical sculptures always start out so humble. The armatures (under skeleton) don’t look like much…after all, they’re made of plastic bottles, tape and the junk from my recycle bin. But give it some time and some homemade paper clay. Give it some sanding and drilling. Give it some paint and eventually, they transform into something fantastical and strange. These ones are called, Bunny Plantimals (plant + animals=plantimal). Now, they are for sale at the Jill McVarish Gallery in Astoria, OR. (I hope you enjoyed seeing the work in progress.)