Artist Statement

Animated figures have been in existence since antiquity, primarily as religious icons. The illusion of life where it should not exist forces our minds into the uncanny valley of emotional response to an unreal human semblance. A rod puppet evokes a feeling of safety for the viewer since their mind can identify the source of the life-like movement, unlike the autonomous motion of an agitated man inside a glass dome, or an engrossed “Reader” interrupted to observe his observers.
The movements of these figures are either instantaneous, or have imperceptible motion creating a static illusion where the figure appears to be lifeless, but changes position over time like the hands of clock creating the sensation that the figure is looking back, so the observer wonders: “Who is watching whom?”.

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Voyage Chicago

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Voyage Chicago

Meet Peter Meder and Chris Chomick Today we’d like to introduce you to Peter Meder and Chris Chomick. [..more]

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In the News : Prinz Bobo

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on In the News : Prinz Bobo

Our "Prinz Bobo" is included in the Tampa Bay Times Weekend review of the Florida CraftArt exhibit "Dolls [..more]

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DOLLS: Opening Reception

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on DOLLS: Opening Reception

"Prinz Bobo" Monkey Automaton On Friday, June 8th, we attended the opening and awards reception of [..more]

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Max Oscar Arnold Award

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Max Oscar Arnold Award

Last December we were contacted by the cultural senate of the city of Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany informing [..more]

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3D Sculpt : ZBrushCore

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on 3D Sculpt : ZBrushCore

Shiny and New In 2016, I got a brand-new computer for Christmas (love that new computer smell). My retired [..more]

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3D Prints : Smoothing

November 4th, 2017|Comments Off on 3D Prints : Smoothing

ABS printed Hands 3D desktop printers for the home consumer have become affordable and the quality of [..more]

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3D Print : Discoveries

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 3D Print : Discoveries

Acetone cold vapor bath My predominate art medium has been polymer or resin based -- as a [..more]

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Opening Reception

July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Opening Reception

UPDATE: Today we were informed by Florida CraftArt Executive Director, Katie Deits that our one-of-a-kind figure "Avine Degas" had [..more]

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