Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Chimpanzee time-lapse

Watch a time-lapse video of the making of the Chimpanzee here:


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Common Chimpanzee

In April I was contacted by Andrew Zuckerman about participating in a group exhibit he was curating for a gallery in NYC called Chamber.  He was looking for something large-scale and life-size so eventually we decided on a life-size chimpanzee.  Of course this was a much more ambitious project than anything I'd ever taken on before so I was not at all sure I was even capable of doing it, but I've always wanted to try something larger because of the level of detail and fidelity it would allow me to achieve.  It took me three months of full-time work and it would never have been possible without the help of my wife Emma who took on extra work around the farm and basically kept me alive while I was working on this project.  
The piece is on display from now until January as part of Chamber Collection #2 

Photo by Andrew Zuckerman

Friday, March 27, 2015

Winter 2014-2015

Praying mantis

Screech owl


Eastern grey squirrel (with acorn)

Hercules beetle

Leatherback sea turtle

Red Fox

Northern white-faced owl

Common Raven


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Winter 2013-2014

Over the winter I was finally able to catch up on some of my needle felt commissions after a very busy growing season on the farm.  Here's a sampling:

Blue-Ringed Octopus

Barred Owl

Nubian Ibex

Mountain Gorilla

Wild Mustang

Fennec Fox

African Spurred Tortoise

American Crow