Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sculpture of the Week

I wanted to share the story behind my sculpture, "A Love Poem". This sculpture is the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary. The heart can be cast in bronze or glass, and is hand-engraved in any two languages. Inspired by a beautiful love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Art Design Consultants Exhibition!

My sculpture, "African Queen" was just accepted into an exhibition at ADC Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. To find out more about the gallery and the exhibition, visit their website:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I was always incredibly inspired by the old comic strip, "Little Nemo in Slumberland".

Little Nemo is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Winsor McCay. Nemo appeared in McCay's weekly comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, which ran from 1905 - 1926.

The original set-up of the comic revolved around the nightly dreams of a little boy named Nemo (meaning "nobody" in Latin). The purpose of his early dreams was to reach 'Slumberland', the realm of King Morpheus, who wanted him as a playmate for his daughter, Princess Camille. The last panel in each strip was always one of Nemo waking up, usually in or near his bed, and often being scolded (or comforted) by one of the grownups of the household after crying out in his sleep and waking them. In the earliest strips, the dream event that woke him up would always be some mishap or disaster that seemed about to lead to serious injury or death, such as being crushed by giant mushrooms, being turned into a monkey, falling from a bridge being held up by slaves, or gaining 90 years in age. Later on, when Nemo finally did reach Slumberland, he was constantly being woken up by Flip, a character who originally wore a hat that had 'Wake Up' written on it. Flip would go on to be one of the comic's seminal characters. Other notable recurring characters included: Dr. Pill, The Imp, the Candy Kid and Santa Claus as well as the Princess and King Morpheus.

Although a comic strip, it was far from a simple children's fantasy; it was often dark, surreal, threatening, and even violent. The "Slumberland" of the title soon acquired a double meaning, referring not only to Morpheus's fairy kingdom, but to the state of sleep itself: Nemo would have dream-adventures in other imaginary lands, on the Moon and Mars, and in our own "real" world, made fantastic by the dream-state.


 The beautiful illustrations inspired when I was an illustrator myself, and still inspire me today, while making my sculpture. I have a large book of Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strips in one of my offices at my home and studio in Florida. following are some samples of art from the comic:

And some of my own art:

Monday, June 3, 2013


This week I wanted to share the inspiration for my sculpture, "Angel de la Vida". First cast in bronze, I then patina her with fire and chemicals and create subtle nuances with metallic powders and waxes, filling her robes with the colors and passions of life. Throughout art history, angels are frequently depicted in heaven above the clouds. I brought the clouds into her drapery and attached her to a steel circle, giving the illusion that she is floating above the material universe. She can be commissioned in any size. To see all of my sculptures in 360 degrees, please visit my website: