1 Tinkertoy Sofa 
1974, 72 x 40 x 30 

 
 

2 Goalie Mask
1975, polycarbonate

In 1974 (and '75) my hometown hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers, won the championship behind---or I guess it's in front of---the goaltending of Bernie Parent, who had this iconic white mask. I had a friend who had little business that vacuum-formed license plates where I saw how you could just melt some plastic to make stuff. So I made a likeness of Bernie's mask... not in the shop, but in my mother's oven. Apparently that's my M-O; if l like something, I make it.

 
 

3 Miniature Sculptures
1978, bronze and silver, 1" tall

Shown with Monopoly's car and dog tokens for size comparison. The one on the left is Dr. McCrea, the histology teacher from Temple University Dental School where I attended for a year, before realizing I had made a mistake choosing to follow in my father's footsteps. Along the way, though I did a couple of these small sculptures---likenesses of two of the dental school professors---in wax, which they gave us to carve teeth. The other was of Dr. Charles Santangelo, the dental anatomy professor. Don't know where that one ended up.

 
 

4 Bobby Clarke
1981
Clay, unfinished, 20" tall

 
 

5 Tennis Player
1978 Bronze, gold plating. My first commissioned work, a likeness of a co-worker, a carpenter renovating the Middle East restaurant in Philadelphia.

 
 

6 World's Greatest Chess Set
1980-2009, o
Bronze, gold, ruby, sapphire,
32 pieces up to 3" tall

 
 

7 Chessboard,
2015
Uncertain hardwood, maple, varnish

 

 

8 Knight
2007, clay, 20 x 18 x 14
From what I think is the best piece in the chess set, the knight shown in bronze.

 
 

9 George Hobe
2013, chess set king in bronze, green patina, 3" tall

Want the chess set with you or that special someone as the royal family? We can do that. Here's a personalized portrait of a local businessman as the king.

 

10 Cupid
1983
Bronze, gold-plated, ~1" x 3/4"

 

11 Bananamobile
1981
Illustration 8x10"

When I worked at the Franklin Institute, building exhibits, they held a contest for kids to make a model car to carry a banana powered by two rubber bands. I made the model and this was my rendering.

 
 

12 "Determination"
1983-2000, c
Cast stone from clay. Showing copper-finished and unfinished.

 
     
 


13 "Refinery" 
1994?, original oil,
Left: 16 x 14; Right: 20 x 16 
(My first attempt at an oil? Wow, this "painting thing" is hard.) 

 
 

14 "Blocks"
1995, original oil, 10 x 14

OK, now we're getting somewhere.

 
 

15 Baby Jessica
1995
Oil on canvas, 12x16"

 
 

16 "Alien Landscape"
1995, original oil, 14 x 20

 
     
 

17 "Seascape"
1999, original oil, 18 x 24

 
     
 

18 "Unfinished"
2000, original oil, 16 x 28
Uh, keep trying, Rembrandt.

 
 

19 Mirror
2000, 28 x 28 "

 
 

20 "The Limits of Endurance"
2001, cast in stone, original bas-relief sculpture, 36"
Celebrating Shackleton's Imperial Transantarctic Expedition of 1914.

 
 

21 "Garden Path"
2003, oil, 16 x 24
Duplicate from a postcard,
needs a little depth on that path, eh?

 
 

 

22 "Refugees"
2005 (very incomplete), oil, 30 x 40, after an incredible newspaper photo, below. If I can ever capture the looks on those faces...

 

 
 

23 Kandinsky Sketch
2003
Oil on canvas, 36 x 20"

 
 

24 "Into the Wild"
2013
Oil on canvas (3 canvases)
22x18"
There's hope yet, perhaps. This is from the final scene in the movie, Into the Wild. There's a honeybee in one of those flowers, very tricky to get.

 
     
 
25 Signpost
2008, w
Wood, 80 x 30 x 30"
 
 

26 Garden
2000-2009, m
Mixed media
Maybe my best work, but I had help.

 
     
 

27 Waterfall Fountain
2002, slate and granite, 48 x 72 x 60

 
     
 

28 "Deep Blue Under,"
2004
24 x 36, original acrylic, after Pollock
with Kira.

29 "Food Fight"
2004
24 x 36, original   acrylic, after Pollock  
with Kira.

 
     
 

30 "Sax Player"
2004, original sculpture in cast stone
12” tall x 9” wide x 12” deep
11 pound shipping weight
Suggested as the "Ridley Award" in honor of Harrison Ridley, Jr. of WRTI, Philadelphia, PA
Image showing relative size (near)
Image 2 showing relative size (far)

 

32 "Trumpet Player"
2009, Cast stone, 
15” tall x 10” wide x 10.5 deep, completing the bookend pair with the Sax Player
12 pound shipping weight
A bit inspired by those Louis Armstrong cheeks.

 
 

33 "Figures of Speech" 
2007, Polyurethane foam, 40 x 30 x 20 

 
     
 

34 "The Wave"
2007, oil, 72 x 30, on old door
Duplicate of Alexander Harrison's painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, below. Side-by-side it's quite remarkable how amateurish mine looks even with the reduced original. At the museum, the Harrison piece is extraordinary for its sense of photo-realistic illusion of a natural occurrence that is almost abstract in itself.

 

 
     
 

35 "Trees"
2007,
Oil, 48 x 36, speed-painted in 1 hour with Kira, from Santa Fe art gallery catalog

 
 

36 "A Walk in the Park"
2010, p
Photographs on wood, epoxy clearcoat

 
 

37 Potrack
2005
Iron, glass, wood.

 
 

38 Spicerack
2008
Wood

 
 

39 Soap Dish
2015
Clay
Hmmm, it's got a decent curved shape to it, but this photo angle flattens it out.

 
 

40 Address
2012,
Leaded stained glass, 28" x 12"

 
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