Brian East and I collaborate on so many art projects, I figured he'd better have a place of his own on the website. Despite the fact that he was asked to "pursue other interests" rather than continue playing trombone in his Elementary School band (he always had a few extra notes to play at the end of every song), he cannot escape his artistic foundations and finds himself compulsively creating in multiple media. Perhaps his most unusual medium was when he spent 20 years bringing lifelike, natural appearance and expressions to the dead as a professional embalmer. Now he works more conventionally, carving stone, bending willow, and working with me on needle felted projects. He's deceptively handsome and charming. He is also witty, but don't encourage him. Honest. This corner of my website is for Brian, it is his to edit and though I will check it from time to time to clarify blatant exaggerations and even litigous statements, I can only hope your sense of humor prevails.

Tuesday
Dec272016

Golden Eagle

 Mounted on a salvaged utility pole and accented by vintage insulators. I made the eagle true to size. When I finished it weighed nine pounds. Exactly what a Golden Eagle weighed! All willow with a stone heart.

Sunday
May032015

Post Office Moose

Sunday
May032015

Dragonflies

 

 

Sunday
May032015

Slothy Koalapine

When I started this piece I was pretty sure I wanted it to be a sloth. It wasn't as sure. Later I was sure I was making a Koala Bear, then a Porcupine...

It can go like that.

Now it is a sloth, with obsidian eyes

Sunday
May032015

Willow Hawk

Amy and I made a willow hawk for the Cornish Fair

She did the beak, talons and eyes.

and we won first prize!