12-2012 Winter Craft Market - PA Guild of Craftsman
5-2013 PA Guild Fine Craft Show Rittenhouse Square - emerging artist category
7-2013 Central PA Festival of the Arts -invited to attend 2014 as returning artist
7-2013 WTAJ News interview as part of Arts Fest coverage
7-2013 Feature article on Statecollege.com as part of Arts Fest coverage
7-2013 Front cover of the CDT
10-2013 PA Guild Fine Craft Show Rittenhouse Square - emerging artist category
12-2013 Baxterbot used on advertisement for 2013 Winter Craft Market
12-2013 Winter Craft Market - PA Guild of Craftsman
The fun really starts when something catches my imagination and a vision of the piece comes to mind. That vision fuels my work but I let it stray and unfold from there. Its important to me that the initial vision acts more as an influence on the piece rather than a rigid blueprint. I like the bot to surprise me as I work and it comes alive. Crazy cool things happen when I give the process some breathing room. I am happiest when am lost in the doing of the work and not focused on the end result. An open, clear and still mind makes for a happy piece.
The core components I work with come from vintage items collected from everywhere I can find them – garage sales, online, auctions and flea markets. Life long fascinations with history, collecting, science fiction and pop culture tend to add influences to my work. Most pieces are assembled with cold fastening and I like to keep their interesting patinas in place. I take time and care to add some character or warmth to each piece so they can come alive and have a happy personality.