Plate Tectonics: “Marianas Trench”

The Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans, located in the western Pacific Ocean.   It reaches a maximum-known depth of 10,994 meters in a valley in its floor known as Challenger Deep.

And yes, those are push pins!

Mixed media, 2017

8″ x 14.5″; $125


Plate Tectonics: “Latitude/Plate Map II”

The Plate Tectonics Series explores something that fascinates me.  Seriously, look it up. It’s rad.

Half sculpture, half painting, here’s a second version of the plate map.

Mixed media, 2017

18″x24″, $425

Here’s an alternate view; and below, the process as it unfolded!

This is how it looked hanging up at a recent exhibition.


And here’s how it all came together.


Sculpting the topography…


Give some contrast to the layers, then add labels and lava!


Plate Tectonics: “Subduction/Tsunami”

The Plate Tectonics series explores something that fascinates me. Seriously, look it up. It’s rad.

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with the epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The shock had a moment magnitude of 9.1–9.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX.

Mixed media (wood board, contact lens case lid, yogurt lid, wire, foam board, molding paste, acrylic paint, spray paint, white ink); 2017