About Me

EDUCATION American Institute for Foreign Study, Richmond, England Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA San Diego State University, San Diego, CA EXHIBITIONS Studio Seven Group Exhibition; Muriel Reynolds Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA June, 1988 Featured Artist; the Art Site Gallery, San Diego, CA August, 1988 Group Show; Rogue Gallery, San Diego, CA November, 1988 One Person Show; Mesa Tax Corporate Offices, San Diego, CA April, 1989 Two Person Show; Soho Gallery, La Jolla, CA August, 1989 Featured Artist; Pratt Gallery, San Diego, CA January, 1990 Group Show; Walt Disney Imagineering; Glendale, CA September, 1994 San Jose Museum of Art "Cool Stuff" show and auction; San Jose, CA 2000 P.A.W.S. LA Charity Art Auction; Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA August, 2005 Contributing Artist; Ryman Foundation for the Arts, Glendale and Hollywood, CA 1995-2013 Participant: Clos Le Chance Winery Annual Art Show, Morgan Hill, CA November, 2008 AFFILIATIONS San Diego Art Institute Gallery; Balboa Park 1987-1989 Art Site Inc. Artist's Cooperative Gallery; San Deigo, CA 1988-1990

Nov 10, 2014


I found this tin tank in a second hand store and really like the size of it and the completely natural weathering and damage. This thing had obviously been left out in the yard for some time and I think it makes a fascinating study with effects I could only hope to replicate with paint, pigments and chemicals. The German soldier is a resin figure purchased years ago and is no longer in production.

I wanted to create a scene around the toy, leaving it "as found".  My idea was to create something that was almost believable in the context of "The Great War", where tanks were new to the world and artists after the war had only vague familiarity with what they were depicting in comic books and novels. It brings to mind the Rolling Ball tank from Popular Mechanics. This toy is an actual manifestation of combining technical knowledge of these machines and artistic license.

The vignette measures approximately 8" x 10".