My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face
       
     
       
     
Butterfly
       
     
Butterfly
       
     
My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face (detail)
       
     
My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face
       
     
       
     
Journey Through the Digestive System
       
     
Journey Through the Digestive System (organs)
       
     
Journey Through the Digestive System (rear)
       
     
Caterpillar
       
     
Caterpillar
       
     
I Am a Monster
       
     
I Am a Monster (side view)
       
     
Run For Your Life
       
     
Run For Your Life
       
     
Foot
       
     
Foot
       
     
Legs
       
     
Legs (detail)
       
     
Legs (flailing)
       
     
Pull Me
       
     
Pull Me (angle)
       
     
Pull Me (detail)
       
     
Pull Me (interior)
       
     
Pull Me (uvula)
       
     
Pull Me (side)
       
     
Hand
       
     
Overgrown (toes)
       
     
Overgrown (doorway)
       
     
Overgrown (foot)
       
     
Overgrown (side)
       
     
What Goes Up Must Come Down
       
     
What Goes Up Must Come Down (detail)
       
     
Bedbug (detail)
       
     
Bedbug
       
     
Monster Ball
       
     
Monster Ball
       
     
Monster Ball
       
     
Tree Monster
       
     
Green Monster
       
     
My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face
       
     
My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face

(panoramic view) acrylic on paper with collage, cardboard, squeaky toys

This 36 ft x 8.5 ft acrylic painting is installed to surround the viewer in an endless transformation of grotesque faces with an occasional hairy nipple in between.  The artist's own face is used as a reference for all of the features in the painting, representing a force of nature and constant change that is both external and internal.

       
     
My Face Merging Into My Face Merging Into My Face
Butterfly
       
     
Butterfly

acrylic on panel, foam, construction paste, faux fur, fabric, hot glue, wood and wire

Courtesy Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University; photo: Matt Gubancsik

Butterfly
       
     
Butterfly

acrylic on panel, foam, construction paste, faux fur, fabric, hot glue, wood and wire

My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face (detail)
       
     
My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face (detail)

acrylic on canvas, squeaky toys, cardboard, plexi-glass, plastic tablecloths

Viewers are invited to enter through the mouths of the monster to walk, run, stomp and jump on a squeaky-toy floor.  

My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face
       
     
My Face Merging into My Face Merging into My Face
       
     
Squeaky Toy Floor
Journey Through the Digestive System
       
     
Journey Through the Digestive System

acrylic on panel and mixed media

Journey Through the Digestive System (organs)
       
     
Journey Through the Digestive System (organs)
Journey Through the Digestive System (rear)
       
     
Journey Through the Digestive System (rear)
Caterpillar
       
     
Caterpillar

acrylic on panel with tube socks and mixed media

Viewers are invited to squeeze the dot on each arm to activate recordings pulled from the inners of stuffed animals like Tickle-Me-Elmo.

Caterpillar
       
     
Caterpillar
I Am a Monster
       
     
I Am a Monster

acrylic on panel, faux fur, paper mache clay, wood, squeaky toys, peepholes and mixed media.

Viewers are invited to pull the lever from behind the sculpture, opening the mouth and letting out squeaky-toy squeals.  They may also look through peepholes in the monster's eyes.

I Am a Monster (side view)
       
     
I Am a Monster (side view)
Run For Your Life
       
     
Run For Your Life

acrylic and collage on unstretched canvas

Run For Your Life
       
     
Run For Your Life
Foot
       
     
Foot

acrylic on paper

Foot
       
     
Foot

acrylic on paper

Legs
       
     
Legs

fabric, faux fur, wood, mixed media

Viewers are invited to pull the rope to make legs flail.

Legs (detail)
       
     
Legs (detail)
Legs (flailing)
       
     
Legs (flailing)
Pull Me
       
     
Pull Me

fabric, foam, plastic, mixed media, fog horn

Viewers are invited to enter the mouth and pull the uvula, activating a foghorn in the gallery.

Pull Me (angle)
       
     
Pull Me (angle)
Pull Me (detail)
       
     
Pull Me (detail)
Pull Me (interior)
       
     
Pull Me (interior)
Pull Me (uvula)
       
     
Pull Me (uvula)
Pull Me (side)
       
     
Pull Me (side)
Hand
       
     
Hand

fabric, foam, plastic, mixed media

Overgrown (toes)
       
     
Overgrown (toes)

fabric, foam, plastic, mixed media

Viewers follow the toes through a hallway gallery into a dark room, where the rest of the foot is dramatically lit.

Overgrown (doorway)
       
     
Overgrown (doorway)
Overgrown (foot)
       
     
Overgrown (foot)
Overgrown (side)
       
     
Overgrown (side)
What Goes Up Must Come Down
       
     
What Goes Up Must Come Down

fabric, foam, plastic, air mattress, mixed media

What Goes Up Must Come Down (detail)
       
     
What Goes Up Must Come Down (detail)
Bedbug (detail)
       
     
Bedbug (detail)

fabric, cardboard, plastic, rattles, pots and pans, mattresses and mixed media

Viewers are invited to jump on the mattresses to activate flailing limbs and clanging pots and pans above.

Bedbug
       
     
Bedbug
Monster Ball
       
     
Monster Ball

clothing, hot glue, steel armature

Monster Ball
       
     
Monster Ball
Monster Ball
       
     
Monster Ball
Tree Monster
       
     
Tree Monster

fabric, foam, sticks, fake birds, mixed media.

Green Monster
       
     
Green Monster

stretcher bars, cut canvas from failed paintings, fake hair, foam, mixed media.