January 29, 2013

Pencil Portraits

I recently moved, and while sorting through my things I found these
sketches that I did back in 2003-04. 
I used to give these as birthday presents to friends.
I remember having a lot of fun doing these - I wasn't so much fascinated with celebrities
as with being able to capture the essence of recognizable faces.
These were all done with 8B + HB Staedtler pencils, and sometimes Sharpie
for filling in the black sections.

January 27, 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities

As you've probably noticed, I have an obsession with all things miniature.
There is something magical about small versions of 
things that brings back the wonder of childhood.
I found this letterpress drawer at an antique store, mounted it to the wall
and filled it with little souvenirs from my travels, gifts from friends, 
some of my own sculptures and a few toys that I used to play with as a child.

January 7, 2013

Gold-Dipped Feather Necklace

A small collection of gold-dipped feather necklaces.