All about me, the studio I work in and the inspiration for my work.

About About

I’m fascinated with dogs. Dogs are nifty alien-like creatures which have infiltrated our world. They live among us sharing common experiences. They are our companions on our life travels. The Ojibwa folk tale explains it best, “The earth trembled and a great rift appeared, separating the first man and woman from the rest of the […]

About the studio About the studio

My studio is located in a small town in extreme southwestern North Dakota called Bowman. Bowman was a founded as a railroad stop in 1907. The population of the city of Bowman is around 1600 people, with about 3200 people in the county (also called Bowman). It is a nice place to live. My studio […]


About Art Making Why dogs? I like dogs. I like the physicality of dogs. I like the history of dogs. I like the myths about dogs. Mostly I think that dogs are nifty little alien-like creatures which have infiltrated our world. Masters of adaptation. Parasites living off their human hosts– I mean that in the […]


5 November

The thing dog owners hate.

I have been putting off writing this post. Winchester is gone. Damn it. We know how this goes. We love them and love them and love them and, still, we confront the grand defect: lifespan which doesn’t mesh with ours. Winchester was eleven years old. I had delusions that maybe we could get to fourteen. Fourteen […]

15 September

Well. Yes. Ok.

Posted in Art making

The reception for the Confluence on the Western Edge exhibit with fellow North Dakotan, Cris Fulton, was Thursday the 11th. It went well I think. Cris spoke eloquently on her process of pastel drawing using a powerpoint/keynote to highlight the work. The students asked some thoughtful questions – always a good sign. Then I demo-ed […]

8 September

The statement.

Posted in Art making

The artist statement is one of those things that is required with an exhibition. I wonder where this requirement started. Can’t think any artist in any of the workshops I’ve attended saying, “Yipee! Statement time! My favorite!” Why do we insist on adhering to this practice? Do people actually read these things? Who am I? […]

What's coming next? I'm working on an online sale of mugs, bowls and plates.
About mid-November I will start on the make list of memory boxes and urns.
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