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I’ve been playing around with some ideas for 2D prints of my Gizmo(logy) Series prints.  Using the #wordswag app on iPhone for ideas.


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The show was a great success, thank  you so much to our hosts for all your help and support!


Also, thank you to everyone who came out.  We had a great turn out for gallery night, and I was lucky enough to get a mention and some preview pictures in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

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The show is still running through May 4th, open Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 5pm.

Gallery 414, 414 Templeton, Fort Worth, TX  76107

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Useless Vanities, my first solo show here in Fort Worth showcasing work from the Gizmo(logy) series, will open in less than a week!

I delivered all the 2D work on Saturday, and worked with my good friend and gallery curator to get everything organized and installed.

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After looking at the work, we decided to forgo the ceramics pieces and go with a 100% 2D show.  It just looked more cohesive and clean, I think.


I’m really excited for the opening, and am very pleased with how it all came together!

Useless Vanities

Gallery 414

414 Templeton, Fort Worth TX

March 29 – May 4

Opening Reception: March 29, 2pm – 9pm

I’ve been making panels for the 2D prints I’m doing in the gizmo(logy) series. I purchased the smaller sizes from Cheap Joe’s to save some time building, and was impressed with both the cost and the quality. But once I got the process down, I ended up making a variety of panels at home.

Here’s a quick how-to:

I’m building the frames with Select Pine 1×2’s for the edges, and 1/4″ sanded pine plywood boards for the tops.  The sides and top are held together with wood glue and clamped down to dry for at least an hour. I tacked the corners of larger frames with a brad nailer for added strength.1 framing tools

Here’s a look at 4 6×6″ frames glued together and dry.2 panels

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My wife took some pictures of me to use in my digital work for the show this month.  Here’s the before and after shots:


Images were manipulated in photoshop, adding elements from industrial and architectural photographs I’ve taken. Printed images are mounted to wood panels and sanded to add to aging effects, before being finished with Breathing Color Glamour 2 glicee matte finish.

Last fall I created two digital pieces for a faculty show at TCC, that I tentatively termed part of a “gizmo(logy)” series.  I had so much fun with those images, and I’ve been expanding that collection with both 2D and 3D works.

Next month FWADA is hosting it’s annual spring gallery night, and I’m so fortunate to be able to have my first solo show as a part of that event.  I’ll be showing new work from the Gizmo(logy) series, as well as some of my favorites from Clay, Light and Time, and Liquid Clay Drawings, hopefully presented in an interesting new way.  The show will be at Gallery 414 in Fort Worth, TX.