Friday, October 31, 2008

tonight! Ofrenda!

Friday, Oct 31
Exhibition Opens
7:30 pm (Second Floor)
American Sinner (Folk Rock, Lower Stage)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highballers (Country, Lower Stage)
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Uncle Eric (Electronica, Upper Stage)
11:00 pm - 2:00 am DJ Uncle Eric

1212 U St. NW, in Washington DC

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

hand casting, still more

this is the first layer of rubber.

it needs about four layers or so.

hand casting

hand casting
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
life has kept me a bit busy and not in the studio as much as i'd like this past month or so. still, i'm getting a little bit of work done each day.

both hands are now prepped for mold making!
the exciting saga continues!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

hand in progress

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
this is a plaster cast of a hand. i'm preparing it to make a two part rubber mold.

the clay walls form the parting line for the rubber.

stay tuned!

a little love

my work was included in this:

This weekend's Get the Look: Decor is inspired by the mixture of hard and soft in the lavender filled home of Abigail Ahern. She has achieved a unique harmony composed of completely disparate elements: industrial sculpture, oversize objects, cement and metal mixed with soft neutrals like lavender and grey, pops of vibrant color and 3D mop-like rugs. It all combines to form an exquisite balance that just can't be denied. Today we're going to show you how to achieve Abigail's brilliant decor using elements found on Etsy. You can view more inspiring photos of Abigail's home in the Sneak Peeks column on Design*Sponge.

Etsy Finds: Getting Abigail Ahern's Look - Home Decor Edition

you can purchase the piece HERE

Thursday, October 23, 2008

spooky green door

( click to see it)

Barry Schmetter , apparently in an euphoric state of inspiration from looking at my work,took this awesome shot of one of my concrete sculptures he so smartly picked up at a street festival.
; )

thanks barry!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Art on Halloween: Ofrenda


Art for the Dead

Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant
1212 U St. NW
Washington DC,
Fri, Oct 31
7:30 pm - 2 am
Sat, Nov 1
1 pm - 2 am

Get all the scoop here at

Pruitt Allen, Michael Auger, Jennifer Beinhacker, Jennifer Bishop, Alison Christ, Andrea Collins, Megan Draheim, Victor Ferrante, Cavan Fleming, Vickie Fruehauf, Rania Hassan, Sean Hennessey, Jeannette Herrera, Matt Hollis, Paul Jutton, Rob Lindsay, Carrie Lipscomb, Bono Mitchell, Nancy McIntyre, Johanna Mueller, Thomas Paradis, Chris Peloso, Kevin Perone, Caren Quinn, Paivi Salonen, Heather Schmaedeke, Kerri Sheehan, Kimberly Stark, Marina Starkova, Erika Stone, Henrik Sundqvist, Sally Tsou, Pindar Van Arman, Jack Whitsitt, Alexandra Zealand

Friday, Oct 31
Exhibition Opens
7:30 pm (Second Floor)
Paint Sugar Skulls
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (with Heather Schmaedeke)
American Sinner (Folk Rock, Lower Stage)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highballers (Country, Lower Stage)
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DJ Uncle Eric (Electronica, Upper Stage)
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Outside Altar by Rob Lindsay
Inside Altar (Second Floor) by Andrea Collins

Come Dressed Day of the Dead Style! And don't forget to bring your offering to our two public altars.

Saturday, Nov 1
Exhibition Opens
1:00 pm (Second Floor)
Flo Anito (Pop, Lower Stage)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet the Artist (Second Floor)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yoko K (Electronica, Upper Stage)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
David London (Magic, Upper Stage & Lower Stage)
12:00 am - 12:30 am
Aligning Minds, 88 Aleph Zero (Electronica, Upper Stage)
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

tonight! a free local sculpture slide show!

Washington Sculptors Group

Monday, October 20th 6:30 pm

The Charles Sumner School
1201 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Accessible by both Farragut North and West Metro Stations

Reception following at Beacon Bar and Grill

Sunday, October 19, 2008

metal casting

metal casting
Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
i attended a bronze and aluminum pour today. i'll post pictures of the finished pieces once i clean them up.



Deadline: November 21, 2008 at 5:30pm
Budget: $200,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Adams Morgan community, seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a permanent outdoor installation at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Washington D.C. The objective of this project is to create a distinctive art piece that communicates the history and current character of the surrounding community and commercial district. The work will reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and enhance the pedestrian experience.

To download the Call to Artist please visit, or for further questions contact Deirdre Ehlen at 202-724-5613 or by email

Saturday, October 18, 2008

big ass faux painted columns

these gigantic columns are at the national building museum which is always a great place to visit

the sculptural frieze around the outside is terrific, the gift shop is the best in the city, and they have cool exhibits.

i saw the Architectural Details exhibit and was very impressed and inspired.

Monday, October 06, 2008

New Stuff in my Shop

I've added some new pieces to my online store. I've got quite a few new pieces that i will be adding this week. I ship everywhere.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Art on the Avenue this Saturday.

Rania and I will be set up For this years Arts on the Avenue.

come check it out
Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Rey


click here for a large map
to show you where Del Rey is.

By Metro: Your best bet to the festival!
Braddock Road is the Metro stop nearest Art on the Avenue. Each half hour, starting at 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, there will be two trolleys going to and from the corner of Bellefonte/Mt. Vernon Avenue and the Braddock Road Metro Station. If you prefer, the Festival is a 15 minute walk from the Metro stop. Simply exit the station and turn right to Braddock Road. Follow Braddock Road under the underpass to the next light and turn right onto Mt. Vernon Avenue.