Where do you get your materials for your sculptures?
Source materials come from anywhere and everywhere. Walking down an alley, I might see a headboard or chair that someone has discarded. Sometimes I go on a “hunt” at thrift stores and antique stores for particular shapes or materials. Often friends, while cleaning out their garages, will make a pile of things they think I might like. Woodworker friends have shared material from their scrap piles. The world is full of incidental art materials, it’s a matter of keeping open to the possibilities. I'm drawn to wood and metal parts, and I love the history and mystery of repurposed objects, their worn look-and-feel versus shiny and new.
Do you ship sculptures? Do you deliver? Can I pick up my sculpture?
Shipping can be arranged. Some of the larger sculptures are quite heavy, and shipping/crating costs could be significant, so terms would be discussed and calculated before finalizing a purchase. Pick-up of sculptures can be arranged. In some instances, I can work with you on delivery arrangements, and even installation, especially if the drop-off is local or within the scope and timeframe of my travel.
What is your turnaround time for t-shirts and textile products?
I like to allow up to a week to get your t-shirt or textile order prepared and in the mail. I don’t offer expedited shipping.
What brands of t-shirts do you print on?
I mostly stick with Bella Canvas for their superior craftsmanship, high quality materials, and a commitment to sustainability. They use high quality 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton. I also use Gildan shirts for youth sizes and larger allotment orders.
How long have you been writing poetry?
I have found expression through poetry since I was young (Now I'm old). It has been only relatively recently that I got serious about putting some of my poems into the world. Around 2016 I started pulling together a collection, with the help of a mentor and various workshops, that eventually emerged as Float True, my full-length debut from Shanti Arts LLC in March of 2020. Most recently, my chapbook Last Will and Best Guesses was published by Finishing Line Press in 2022.
How do you juggle your different creative activities?
I think the creative energies are interrelated at their source. It feels like the different artforms have “chosen me,” and I have let things evolve to their current state of engagement, challenge, and production. Sometimes one sphere of activity may rest and percolate while projects require time and attention in another area. But mostly they are compatible and mutually energizing.