I refurbished a tulip table for Maggie's birthday one years. I embedded a whole bunch of pressed flowers in an epoxy. Came out pretty cute if you ask me.
An interactive art piece. Made from some old cassette tapes, their holder, and multicolored paint chips. Move them around to suit your taste.
When I worked at Thetford Academy there was some dead space underneath a staircase. I decided to turn it into my office and created an offical seal to go with it. Made from oak and carved by 4 tiled passes of a CNC router. Comedens Laborum • Sumere Quietis - Eat Snacks • Take Naps.
I relased a record as The Grand Mandibles. Each record came with a sleeve designed by Deluxe Unlimited, some cute stickers, an insert poster, a digital download, and the record itself. Each record is made from whatever scrap vinyl they had lying around resulting in a bunch of crazy colors.
Plague's Out Legs Out! The pandemic hit and gave me plenty of time to drill hundreds of little holes into a mannequin leg. I filled it with grass seed and soil. A few months later, viola! Got to shave it in the fall as well..
I wanted to make a zine that was custom sized to fit in my vending machine. I contacted some very attractive artists and had them make one page comics featureing He-Man characters breaking up with each other. Contributions from Matt Mazur, Emily Eastridge, Keren Katz, Brian Barthelmes", Coco Fox, Deluxe Unlimited, Kirsten AT, Drew Peberdy, CJ Hughes, Owen Vanderkolk, Caleb Ingraham, Alex Bullett
I created a series of confessional booths where you'd be interviewed by my disembodied head on a screen. The conversation was guided by on screen prompts made using DVD menus. The conversation topics were made in a branching "choose your own adventure" sort of way, but always looped back into itself. I believe I made 5 different version, some of which recorded the participant. They would always be placed in bathrooms and would sometimes include a "modesty box" the participant would have to climb inside to operate the remote or use the toilet. Unfortunately I've only got a few pictures from the first installation.
Sometimes, if I really put my mind to it, I can be somewhat handy. I made a nice arch in my house to match the door frames. I made a useful shed out back. I made a tiny house with my dad. I used to live in a studio apartment with my friend Lucas. I built a bunch of walls and platforms and turned it into a two bedroom, two story luxury suit dubbed "The Fortress of Solid Dudes."
Stickers for all occasions. Grand Mandibles "Lumpo" masks made to fit over restroom sign figures. "Who Cares" stickers to make any well meaning advertisement come off as indigent. "Check Yourself before you Infect Yourself" bumper stickers to warn others about the dangers of Lymes Disease. DJ Suavé Sweatstain stickers that came attached to flyers. And of course a sticker to celebrate Happy Tom Hanks Giving.
I often hang on to various odd artifact because they could come in use for building a quick set. For a 48 Hour Film Slam one year we built an entire interrogation room out of these giant sections of gym flooring. I built a set in my basement for my show Nothing New that is in the style of " dude surrounded by kitsch" that's so popular nowadays. A few years back I turned Thetford Academy's assemblies into a late night show format, with a couch, desk, curtains, and a live band.
I had a cool car once and other cool cars liked to meet up with my cool car and talk about cool car stuff. It never caused me any trouble and never flew apart on the interstate, both of which were a surprise to me.
Collectors buttons that feature people from and around White River Junction. You'd buy them in a set of three not knowing who you got until you opened the packaging. Each pin came with a corresponding stats card with information on strength, dexterity, charisma, wisdom, intelligence, and constitution.
Together with a host of other artists White River Junction was lit up with video installations for the solstice. I created two eyeballs that looked over the village. One was titled "You With The Stars In Your Eyes" and featured a colorful list of anonymous contributors' first crushes. The second was "Attention Economy" and was made using the top trending content from multiple streaming services.
Yes I'm considering a pigeon as a thing I've physically worked on. I found an injured pigeon down by the river. I brought him home, patched him up, and named him Pig. He got better, came back home to his cage every night until he got a girlfriend and eventually decided to move out. Best project ever.
A place for vending machines of all shapes and sizes to meet and collaborate in the Tip Top Building. Come on down to the awkwardly placed hallway in the center of the building and get yourself your own zines, buttons, stickers, ritz crackers, shiny rocks, toy dinosaurs, handmade paper clips, gummy snacks, tiny paintings, mixtapes, or a variety of different seltzers.