Member | Visual Arts Alliance

assemblage |əˈsemblij|
noun

   Assemblage is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the substrate. It is similar to collage, a two-dimensional medium. It is part of the visual arts, and it typically uses found objects, but is not limited to these materials.
   My assemblages explore the possibilities of combining worlds, saving lives and changing intentions. Upcycling the old and giving new beautiful life.
   The curving shape and sensual beauty of a brass horn still exists even after it falls from the stage. The well-worn guitar retains its grace long after the earthly life of the instrument. The instrument is resurrected with an infusion of love of an artist and the logic of nuts and bolts and gears and circuit boards.
   Guns receive a transformation with a dressing of technology—both old and new. In essence, turning swords into plowshares—changing destruction into beauty.
   There is no end of life for the broken and bruised. The resulting assemblages tell stories and represent unique new personalities, well-equipped to embrace a new future.

   I started with the computer components but soon discovered that everyone was drawn to my Steampunk musical instruments and the way cool gun collection. 


Click on images to enlarge. Instruments do not play, firearms are disabled.

COMPUTER ACOUSTIC GUITARS

STEAMPUNK INSTRUMENTS

PHOTO MANIPULATION PRINTS

COMPUTERIZED HORNS

STEAMPUNK WEAPONRY

Member | Texas Society of Sculptors

COMPUTER ELECTRIC GUITARS

STEAMPUNK ACOUSTIC GUITARS

STEAMPUNK HATTERY

STEAMPUNK LIGHTING

​​Gallery Association

Echo Gallery - Johnson City


EXHIBITIONS (Group)
Arc of the Capital Benefit Showing - Child's Play

2018 Sculptfest

EXHIBITIONS (Juried)
Visual Arts Alliance - 13th Juried Invitational Exhibition - Tunes of BrassHomage to Dimebag Darrell

Round Rock Arts - Love in Monochrome - Electric-lin, Uku-Techie
Round Rock Arts - Texas State University, [imagine] 2017 - Tunes of Many Colors - "Peoples Choice Award"
Round Rock Arts - Dimensions - Punk Tunes, Silver Cornet, Looking at You Kid

Round Rock Arts - Reuse-Recycle-Reduce - How I Came to Lose My Head, Gear Gun, Techie Tunes

Round Rock Arts - Texas State University, Photography & Sculpture Show - Punkolin, Remembering the Radium Girls - 3rd Place

Round Rock Arts - Born - Died - New Life show - Dark Tunes

​​Round Rock Arts - Transformation Show - Time for the Dulcimer - Mexican Tunes & 5 Strin... 4 String Banjo

Round Rock Arts - Texas State University, [imagine] 2018 - Tunes of Medusa - Electronic Surveillance - Fluted Mauser - Best of Show

JoMar Visions - 2018 Art Excellence Juried Competition - When Will It Stop? - 5th Place


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Camp Street Partners – San Antonio - Downhill Upgrade

​Schmaltz's Sandwich Shoppe - Waco - Looking for a "G" String

Cielo Blanco - Blanco - Time for Discussion  -  Mexican Tunes & Pump Punk

FUN STUFF

STEAMPUNK VIOLINS

STEAMPUNK FLUTES