I’ve always made what my mom called “contraptions.”
Putting things I found together to make something was just what I did. When I was little I would take tin can lids and hammer them into weird shapes and screw them, or sew them, together. I would tie sticks and stones and metal up into conglomerations. I once stole a squirrel pelt (although I’m sure the hunter would have given it to me if I asked) and took it home and taxidermied it with striped marbles for its eyes.
When I’ve needed to learn a technique I’ve tracked down a teacher… or taught myself. Mostly I just experiment with things. Sometimes it really works… other times, well, those projects get recycled into something else.
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I make things because my demons won't give me any peace until I make something for us – mosaics, sculpture, drawings, books, stickers, furniture, tools...
I sell some of what I make, sometimes... when I can let go of it.
Often the work I sell is work created especially for a person. Commissions, pieces created as a collaboration between us, something that takes shape in our minds during a number of conversations, eventually making its way out into the physical world. Other times people just see something I've made and want to have it.
Books and stickers I just make, in large numbers. People buy them if they like them.