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.

Thursday
Apr012010

Needlefelted Items (Halloween)




Thursday
Apr012010

Needlefelted Items

"Look out, Ringo!"


Thursday
Apr012010

Needlefelted Items

During the winter, needle felting is a nice way to sculpt while staying warm. Amy introduced me to the medium and helps on every piece. Here are some of my works.



Thursday
Apr012010

Post Office Moose

The Post Office in Strafford, NH has a little pond out front that I always thought I'd see a moose in. I started the moose in August, and completed his installation in March. I'd work most every day a little on it, except when it was too cold and the branches would snap. He's the biggest piece I've done.

Thursday
Apr012010


Moving to New Hampshire was a good excuse to make something new. A friend had once asked for a wicker item for her yard. Good thing she wasn't in a hurry. I made the Heron in 2009 and look forward to installing it in the Spring of 2010.