32” x 40” charcoal
I did this as my final drawing for Life Drawing 2. A life portrait of two models was to be drawn in the style of any chosen artist; I chose to emulate the style of Baroque painter Caravaggio. What attracts me to his work is his use of bright tenebrist light and realism. I paid close attention to anatomy, proportion, and form as I shaded. I can pick out some places on Dave’s figure that need adjustments, but for the most part, I think this drawing is successful.
Corks Off , 2009
14" Tall , cork and superglue
This model of a celabratory wine bottle is constructed entirely of cork and superglue. I used a radial sander and a variety of hand tools to shape the originally cylindrical corks into interlocking forms, creating the overall shape of a wine bottle. The center is hollow and the neck of the bottle removable, making a concealed storage space. Its creation was a challenging process. The idea behind the material used was that of the 'found object'. The assorted cork collection was recycled to create this unique object.