Playwood Palace was a large-scale installation wooden fortress that enclosed mazes, hidden rooms, a small cafe, and an observation deck. While I helped with the construction and painting of the installation's structure, most of my work was focused on the interior of the 'Hobbit Hole' within the fortress. I designed and built the hobbit-sized bed and assisted in the construction of the recessed desk (pictured left) and the shelves in the kitchenette, as well as a one-way door leading out of the small room. The Palace was my first experience working as part of a team to build large art, and through this project I gained experience using a variety of tools, including circular, chop, table, and jig saws, impact drivers, and staple guns.
I also worked with both of the project's leads to build a narrative for the installation, which I captured in illustrations which were distributed throughout the event the effigy was built for and posted on the effigy's walls. The illustrated book's story also served as clues in a scavenger hunt which eventually led to one of the hidden rooms in the effigy.
Undetermined origins was an event held during Austin's East Side Studio Tour by the art collective Future TBD. It included a number of interactive installations: a barnacle wall with sensors that respond to touch and react by changing color and large and small tentacles with interactive light patterns.
As part of the collective, I assisted in the construction of the mylar barnacles and various elements of the barnacle wall, such as the tubes containing eyes and tentacles.
Freezerburn Effigy 2018
Like Playwood Palace, the Freezerburn Effigy was a large installation meant as a centerpiece to an event, meant to be burned in effigy. In addition to helping with the construction of the duck's interior and tentacles, I designed and built panels to cover the duck and act as its 'skin'.
Concept Art and Character Design
Digital Art: Logos, Poster Art
Illustration and Fine Art in traditional media
My traditional art spans a wide range of media and sizes - from small ink drawings to 9 foot acrylic murals. I specialize in intricate pieces with elements of both realism and surrealism.