6 29 2014

Works in progress.  I’ve been playing around with some ideas for tree-like sculptures that include animal or insect qualities.  They were sculpted in Super Sculpey.  I haven’t decided yet what they will be cast in or what colors they will be.  I do want them to retain a quick, unpolished look though.

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3 16 2014

New piece.  Bronze. ‘Two Grub Worms’

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2-22-2014

Here’s a recording that hasn’t seen the light of day in many years.  ’Ma’Lady Luhr Id’ from the first Pollimorph album ‘Whet Thine Razorback Grimace’, which has only ever been available on cassette tape.

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11-13-2013

Jana and I each have a piece in this years Think Small 7!  Jana did a super-cool watercolor, while I did two bronze cicadas.

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October 25, 2013 – December 22, 2013

think small 7!

October 25 through December 22, 2013

A biennial international miniature invitational exhibition. Think Small! is a major Fundraising Event for artspace. The 2013 exhibition is the 7th installment in the series.

Think Small 7!
Featuring works by over 250 artists in our Main, Frable, Helena Davis and Suzanne Foley Galleries

Flash Fiction
stories that are 100 words or less
smallspace Gallery

Friday, Nov. 22
Mid-Show Reception
Free and Open to the Public
7-10pm

Zero East 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4PM
and By Appointment

804.232-6464
artspaceorg@gmail.com

 

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10-5-13

Here is some music I’ve been working on lately:

incomplete metamorphosis  Vocals by Sacha Iskra, Guitar by Tom Monsees

Short Decay Violin and Cello by Christopher Marion, Vocals by Sacha Iskra, Synth by Tom Monsees

Boundlings Synth and drums by Tom Monsees

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I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’m going to try to post with a bit more regularity.  Unfortunately life and work seem to be forever getting in the way of intentions.

I’ve been working on a series of insect sculptures.  This one is two cicadas in bronze.  I found many cicada shells on trees around my parents house, filled one with wax, in order to strengthen it, and made a mold. I had a few cast in bronze, then I metal chased them and soldered these two together.  Finally I heated them up and applied a thin coating of wax.

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I’ve also been having a lot of fun making quick tree like forms out of blown ink.

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I’ve made some as cards as well:

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The last thing I’d like to mention today is the music I’ve been working on.  I’ve been recording myself playing an old synthesiser (The Kitten by Octave).  Then, if it seems appropriate, I add drums, or ask other musicians to add, guitar, bass, violin, cello, or vocals.  The sounds occasionally remind me of Popol Vuh, Michael Nyman, Zbigniew Preisner, and a bit of Goblin thrown in for good measure.

My goal, if I ever have the time and space, is to make short claymation films to accompany each of the songs, or give them to The Brothers Quay to use on one of their shorts, that would be just as good.

To hear some of the songs please visit my soundcloud page:

https://soundcloud.com/gestate

 

 

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8 20 2012

I’ve been working on some music lately.  It’s very much inspired by Michael Nyman, Popol Vuh, Zbigniew Preisner.  I’m pretty happy with the direction the songs have been taking so far.   You can check out some examples here:

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4 29 2012

 

They’re finally here!  Extremely limited edition vinyl pressings of the second Pollimorph album Hurdy Gurd Horizons.  These two covers were designed and put together by Brian Williams on a letter press machine.  The paper is hand made and the colors are amazingly  vibrant.

 


A third cover, in a slightly larger edition, is currently being worked on.  Here are some in progress shots. It’s the Pollimorph logo laser cut into brown chip board record covers.

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Nov 20 2011

I’ve talked a lot about my sculptures on this site and a little about the movies I’ve worked on, but something I’ve yet to touch upon is the music I’ve been involved with.  I’ve been playing the drums since I was a kid and I’ve had the opportunity to play with a number of talented musicians, a motley crew of glue sniffers and perverts really.

Chiefly among this group is Brian Williams, a.k.a. Pollimorph, whom I’ve known and had the great good fortune to play with for over half my life.  We’ve played together in a number of groups from the early 90′s to today.  In my mind the most successful of these incarnations has been Pollimorph.  We recorded two albums, “Whet Thine Razorback Grimace’, and ‘Hurdy Gurd Horizons’.  ‘Whet Thine Razorback Grimace’ was released on cassette tape only

while Hurdy Gurd Horizon saw release on CD

and is currently being pressed on vinyl. There will be a limited number of these records available on this site and in a few stores around Manhattan in the coming months.  We have plans to record some new material in the near future.

Here is a track entitled ‘Black to Violet’ from Hurdy Gurd Horizons:

Black to Violet

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Oct 16

Think Small 6 finished piece:

Two Bees Under Glass.  2 7/8 Inches

Some quick preparatory sketches:

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