Sunday, April 6, 2014

Grinder Snake

A piece of old, rusted metal went through the tub grinder at work while we were grinding wood to make mulch. The grinder magnet pulled it off the conveyor belt and dropped it to the ground. I found it there, twisted and gouged. The next day, it became this snake.  

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cornhole Boards

My first ever cornhole boards, made and painted for my daughter's wedding reception.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Van Gogh's Monster

My Entry for the Waking Up With Van Gogh show at the Hickory Museum of Art.

We all have our own monsters under our beds, keeping us awake at night.

Even so, I am not going to cut off my ear.

Ring of Fire - Hickory Museum of Art


Balls Creek Campmeeting

Tent No. 26
Balls Creek Campground
Center of the Universe

In The Beginning....

The beginning of my project at the Hickory Museum of Art.

An Unpainted Devil

Devil Head underway....

Twisted Snakes

Bottle Cap Snakes made for a folk art show at the Gaston County Museum.

Hanging Bottles

Wine bottles hanging from a Weeping Cherry tree on a Spring afternoon.


Rocks. Stacked.

The Incredible Patti!!!

Patti Fenick and one of her amazing, amazing icons.

Patti lives in Hickory. Find her, buy her art.

Devil Head Blues

Devil Head in Poplar with bottle caps, painted and unpainted metal. Don't devils often tempt us by their flashing beauty?

I Only Have Eyes For You

Devil Jug by Michael Ball.

Monkey Business

One of the reasons I like Albert Hodge is that his pottery is filled with humor. Bawdy humor sometimes, but humor nonetheless. Fun art is good.

Excellent Hodge

An outstanding small face jug by Catawba County potter Albert Hodge.

Blue, Purple, Green, and Brown

Bottle Tree. My first.

Medusa the Temptress

Another view of Medusa. Even without snakes for hair, women make men do crazy things.

Blue Eyed Medusa

Medusa in painted sycamore, holly, and metal.

With blue eyes. I've known a few of those.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blurry Snakes

Thanks to Melissa Gibson for making these great photographs at Folk Art Festival At The Lake.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A tower of dry-stacked rocks. I found these in the woods around my house, scattered up and down hills, in the waters of creeks and branches, and still holding their place in the foundations of long gone buildings.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Back in 1924, the good people of Catawba County dedicated their new courthouse, on the courthouse square in Newton, our county seat. This post card depicts the immediately preceding courthouse as it stood prior to 1924.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Folk Art Abstract

If I don't make it as a folk artist, I think I'll take up abstraction. This piece is my "Reflection On Spray Paint, Bottle Caps, and Plywood".