The Scarab Beetle has symbolized transformation, regeneration, and incarnation since the time of the ancient Egyptians. My giant bronze Scarab is a monument to the ancient Egyptian Scarab.
Enlarged cast and fabricated bronze representation of a Tiger Beetle that I developed from an actual dried specimen. Tiger Beetles prey on other small insects and can be found in North America. The patina on this piece closely resembles the colors of the original beetle.
The Atlas Beetle lives in the trees in the jungles of Sumatra and is approximately 3 inches in length. However, my giant fantasy beetle is, to paraphrase Vernueil, “A knight clothed in armor with his visor perpetually lowered, a knight arrayed in his most splendid vestments.”
The Tiger Beetle is a small predator that eats other insects. However my giant bronze fantasy Tiger Beetle is shown as a Knight in Shining Armor presenting himself to the Crown dressed in his finest polished and iridescent armor.
This cast bronze helmet is typical of a 16th century Italian burgonet that was forged from steel in one piece. However, the addition of the Tiger Beetle top crest transforms the wearer into a member of the fantasy Tiger Beetle Regiment.
This helmet is similar to ancient Japanese Samurai armor. However, the addition of a crest of Atlas Beetle horns transforms the wearer into a member of the fantasy Atlas Beetle Army.
This eight-plate 16th century helmet is typical of traditional Tibetan armor. However, the addition of an Atlas Beetle top crest transforms the wearer into a member of the fantasy Atlas Beetle Regiment.
The Longnose Butterfly Fish lives in coral reefs and feeds on small sea creatures in the coral with its long beak. My bronze Forceps fish transforms the Butterfly Fish into giant surgical forceps with the jewel-like fish skeleton attached.
The predatory anthrodire Mcnamaraspis lived 400 million years ago and was 10 inches in length with overlapping bony armor plates on the head and trunk. My giant bronze fantasy Mcnamaraspis fossil fish includes only the mosaic of inlaid and overlapping armor plates.
The predatory anthrodire Dunkleosteus lived 400 million years ago and was 18 feet in length with overlapping bony armor plates on the head and trunk. My bronze fantasy Dunkleosteus fossil is presented as an armored weapon system with bolted overlapping bronze plates.
This helmet shape is typical of the ancient Corinthian bronze helmets of the Greek hoplite. However, the addition of jaws from the ancient predatory anthrodire Dunkleosteus and the broken helmet sections transform the wearer into an old but ferocious warrior.
The grasshopper is a garden and agricultural pest that destroys plants and crops. However my giant bronze fantasy grasshopper is presented as a protector of plants and crops carrying an olive branch as a peace offering while dressed in his finest plumage of iridescent wings. This piece was exhibited at the U. S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, during 2007 and 2008 through the U. S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program.
Nevermore results from my fascination with birds because they are living dinosaurs that have adapted and survived over a period of 225 million years. These adaptations included greater intelligence, extraordinary eye sight, and their ability to fly. However, my giant bronze fantasy turkey scull becomes a ghastly grim and ancient bird of yore. An oracle who’s every word must be carefully considered.
Mogul steam locomotives utilizing the crosshead drive system shown in this sculpture were built in the U.S. from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. This steam locomotive drive system was a simple but effective design that could be built using the tools and craft labor skills of the period. By isolating the drive system in this sculpture, I am directing the viewer’s attention to the simple but elegant design solution of using a crosshead that allowed the double-acting steam-driven piston and cylinder to turn the drive wheels using eccentric connecting rods.