Created a long time ago on homework, tests, and meeting notes; Abstract Machina is primarily a design based artwork that uses with both sides of my brain. When started the creativity comes bursting forth and builds continuously changing concepts. Hence the primarily abstract designs, but more was needed than just splotches of color, lines, and shapes. There needed to be SOMETHING physical. This style allows the creation of specific details in machinery while at the same time letting it grow into something unknown during it's many stages!
Living and teaching high school in small town Minnesota has given me a unique perspective after growing up in a much bigger city. Teaching kids has also given me a fantastic opportunity to apply what I teach in my own artwork.
Currently, I'm working on breaking into the business a bit more. I've been working on my own Art projects that not only include Machina, but commissions and other various personal projects. Anybody looking for something?
"More Than Point & Shoot" Photo Class - Buffalo, MN Public Library
Dassel Cokato High School 2000 - 2022
Art Camps (Duluth Art Institute) 2010-2013
Cartoonist of the Year Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth 1999
2011 McKnight Individual Artist of the Year - Central MN Arts Board
"Don't Get Mad, Get Funny" Illustrator 1996 - Whole Person Assoc./Pfieffer Hamilton Publishers
Dassel Historical Society Mural Project, Abstract Machina: Map of Dassel 2012
(Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum, Dassel, MN)
RAWArtists Show, 2011 & 2016
Wizard ComicCon, 2014
Annandale Art Crawl, 2012-2015, 2019, 2021
Millstream Arts Festival, 2016-2019, 2022
(Saint Joseph, MN)
Dassel Fall Art Tour, 2015 - 2018, 2020-2022
Elmcrest Art Fair, 2018
Marshall Fine Arts Council - solo show, 2019
1000 Drops Art Festival, 2019 & 2022
GeekCraft Expo, 2023
No Coast-o-Rama, 2023