Railroad Spike Birds

One of my favorite things to make and an early original design that I came up with in 2013, when I first started selling my work 


A golf tee mandala made on weathered oak barnwood with found golf tees, a deco brass lamp part, and a vintage Asian coin This reminds me of a totem pole or other Native American design, like a dream catcher. I like the contrast of the white and tan tees with the grey-brown barnwood.  Continue reading "Totem"

“Lucky Penny” 

32 antique leather golf grips, shellacked and mounted on a salvaged wooden spool end with a 70s Ford truck hubcap and an oversized Indian head penny in the center. The piece is 36" in diameter and is made on a salvaged wooden spool end. Other elements include a vinyl 33 lp and an upcycled saw blade. Purchased by the City of Newton at the 2016 Foothills Folk Art Festival preview event.

More Ducks

Ducks made from 1920s pine beadboard, found casters, and Railroad Spike tips on 100+ year old oak barn flooring with 1920s pine lath frames.  I like the tiny bit of pale green paint still clinging to the wood duck bodies.  This is a batch of two ducks.  Materials:
  • Oak barn flooring from the Confluence site. 
  • 1920s beadboard bodies and pine lath frame, Englewood Ave, Durham. 
  • Found casters, Durham, NC. 

Alien Monkey Invaders

I salvage a lot of old kitchen cabinets and as a result I end up with a lot of cabinet hardware.  These guys look a lot like space invaders to me, but they also look a bit like the monkeys from the old barrel of monkeys.