Step Inside the Wizard's Chamber

The Glen Creighton neighborhood (the Glens) is hosting the third annual Glens Art Walk and Open Studios. Come stroll through Lakewood’s oldest neighborhood and visit 9 home-based artist studios located between Kipling and Wadsworth and between Colfax and 20th avenues. Join 20-plus artists showing work ranging from jewelry, metal sculpture, painting, photography, fine violins, illustration, textiles, mixed media, pottery, local wax and honey, and Halloween folk art plus live music. Artists will welcome visitors starting at 10 am on October 7 and studios will remain open until 4 pm. Find more information at www.facebook.com/glensartwalk or email glensartwalk@gmail.com for a printable map.

Colorado Dream Team

In response to a interview by Susan Froyd of Westword, I hereby post my 2014 list of my dream team, that I would call to serve if the Mysterious Patron with endless money appeared. I work with many of you often and seldom. Love what you have done and taught me.

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Today at the Met

I had a little break this morning, so I headed to the Metropolitan Museum. I can wander forever there and still find new treasures and views. Here are some selections from the visit this morning.












 Lovely parabolic of stainless steel tiles






Detail from a Gustave Moureau


The Cloud scupture on the roof - waiting time was 2 hours, so I didn't climb around


 These Columns in the the American Wing are georgeous


Is that a Mermaid floating through the Manhattan Sky or 
a wonderful reflection in the Bergdorf-Goodman Window?


Two Thousand & Twelve

2012
Opening new (and old) trade routes!
2012 started in 3rd gear!
Designs approved, production happening, presentations presented. 
New Chapter. 
New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Dallas, and back to New York by April -
( not to count some Denver action as well!)
Some of the projects can’t be revealed until Holiday or even next year, but let’s just say it is both daunting & exciting to be back in the saddle. 
I think 2 more cities will be added to the route soon, along with some off-shore design work.
The new studio, as soon as it gets finished, will be very busy.....
(Now we are busy in every inch of the living room, hallway, yard, shed, kitchen, etc)
The first project to be installed this year was titled
Stone Clouds I, II, & III. 
They are Mica, Stainless Steel and Glass with Stainless findings. 
They were commissioned by the Neiman Marcus Group for the new store in Walnut Creek, California. Installed in February for the March opening. 
Terry, Nicole and Jeri fabricated the 20,000 pieces that made up these beauties. 
(When I was galavanting around the country on other projects) 
 Although we have been doing work for the Neiman Marcus Group off and on (mostly on) since 2001, this is the first it is part of the Neiman Marcus Corporate Art Collection
  They reside in the fashion jewelry and precious jewelry department.
 It was an honored to be both receive the commssion, 
but also have the opportunity to install it myself. My hosts were a class act as usual.

Thank you so Deborah Cussen for sending the photos after opening!

Almost 12 !

2011
Are we there yet? Are we here yet? Almost.  
We will makes some notes on 2011 and then enter the wonderful re-invention of 2012.
"Winter's Work" was an assemblage' created for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. It is titled "Harmonic Syzygy" ( I privately called the project "Chewing on a Cello". After showing in many places for many months, it was auctioned off last weekend. 



There were several projects at
MOA's Samson Park and Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre including wild flags,


a 16 ft. x 32 ft. mural,


and a new grand entrance for Samson Park.
I started some super top secret ( but very fun product development ) work for The Tremblay Group,
and was honored to create a glass sculpture titled Rising for the Denver Hospice Inpatient Facility at Lowry (through the  the great people at NINE dots ARTS)



As usual, the good folks at Bella Glass helped with glass fabrication services, and Devin Gores of Public Works did a great job on the metal portion. Jordan at Design Crete made the wonderful black pedestel, and our friends at Weidamark provides the led light fixtures.
I got my Christmas fix when invited by the City of Dallas and Neiman Marcus to help them celebrate the kick off to the Holiday Season in Dallas.
Neiman Marcus put up the first tree I created for them in 2001.
The event is so big now it takes place in a downtown park! Laurie at Reinders provided the cascading lights that lit up Main Street.
40,000 people joined the festivities that night! Santa arrive in style -
zip-lining down 6 stories to the park.
And construction started on our new studio addition to the house.
Luckily, Terry held down the fort when I ran to New York.
There is nothing like the city during the Holidays.
 This is a photo of me taking a photo of a photographer on rollerblades that has just taken a photograph of the photographers shooting the Van Clef & Arpels Window...
The Genius at Bergdorf Goodman





Bergdorf Goodman Mens




Notice Turkish-esque Mirror device in this BG window. Now notice the mirror piece sitting on the floor of Andy Warhol's Factory.  They are not exactly the same, but I would BET the same maker.
The Lady Gaga Gag at Barrney's:



 Tiffanys

 Henri Bendel
 A secret room in Harlem
View from a new gig - georgeous