Project Description: The restoration and customization of a defunct and discarded push mower.
1. Bondo surfacing and finishing in preparation for smooth and flawless painted surface.
2. Re-Design and fabrication of welded-chain "handlebars".
3. Powder-Coating of Engine and structural components.
4. Mold-Making and Casting of Clear Resin Brass-Knuckle inspired Pull Start.
5. Painting and Finishing of Lawnmower body, including a pearlescent over coat and clear coat.
6. Polishing of lawnmower cutting blade.
7. Adobe Illustrator Design of Logo and Decals
8. Design and Construction of mirrored and upholstered display stand for "Trailer Queen"
The process used to create this work accesses both traditional ceramic processes as well as non-ceramic paint and surface treatment.
1. Digital files for each letter were designed using Adobe Illustrator.
2. Plywood Templates were created using Illustrator files in conjunction with a laser cutter.
3. Using the templates as a guide for construction, each letter was sculpted by hand using slab-construction. This is the process of flattening the clay into flat sheets, then cutting the material to size.
4. The poly-chrome text was finished using automotive body filler, sanded smooth, and painted using enamel and epoxy clear coat.
5. The black text was finished with a kiln-fired ceramic glaze surface.
"All My Fans"
The process used to create this work includes basic carpentry, electrical wiring, and upholstery.
1. A wooden frame was constructed to house the fans and act as a supporting structure for the upholstery.
2. Using blue vinyl, canvas, and foam padding, the wooden structure was covered with "Tuck and Roll" upholstery
3. Store-bought box fans were altered and rewired in order to relocate the control switches.
4. A picnic cooler was altered to act as a "switch center" for all of the fan controls.
"Vessel-Based Ceramic Objects"
The process used to create this work includes many clay forming technique ranging from use of the potters wheel for some forms, and hand-sculpting for others. Many of the object included in this gallery include both techniques.
I often utilize repetition of an object or process as a natural part of my personal work practice.