• The Lotus Table

    Behold! The Lotus Table! Materials: Russian Birch Furniture-grade plywood, copper, cast bronze (hinges), brass, steel, sweat. This functional flower was designed around the idea of building a round table with expandable surface-area. The concept literally grew into mechanical engineering practicum for Mr. Brad Rosson and myself. We began with a simple-enough concept of how we […]

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  • The Ring of Pompey Magnus

      Brass, Nickel, Copper, Sterling Silver, Steel Springs.This kinetic ring, when pressed downward on a surface by the wearer, activates a triple spring-loaded mechanism that raises the face of the ring out of its bezel, and flips it to instantly reveal a scarab, representative of Cleopatra’s newfound power in Egypt, and influence over the mighty […]

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  • Strange Loop of Curious Reflection

      Cast Iron, Steel, Brass, Magnets, Glass, Marble, Complexity. This polished persona is an ode to Douglas Hofstadter’s concept of a “Strange Loop.” The photos here simulate the experience of walking up and putting your face up to another face to use your eye to look through its eye into a space where another smaller […]

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  • The Automated Zen Garden

      Here is my first working prototype of a Zen garden that automatically rakes concentric rings in fine sand at roughly the speed of a clock’s minute-hand. The magnets underneath the pan can be set up in any pattern, and once the steel balls are placed inside, the magnets will start to pull the balls […]

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  • Triple Rotation Kinetic Gear Ring

      This kinetic ring began with the concept of transferring movement from the body into a piece of worn jewelry. The first prototype (I) that you see here was built with altered brass gears from a grandfather clock movement, and the rest was fabricated by hand with copper, sterling silver, brass, and a bezel-set Tigerseye. […]

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The Lotus Table

The Lotus Table

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Published: April 20, 2011

Posted in: Sculpture

Behold! The Lotus Table! Materials: Russian Birch Furniture-grade plywood, copper, cast bronze (hinges), brass, steel, sweat. This functional flower was designed around the idea of building a round table with expandable surface-area. The concept literally grew into mechanical engineering practicum for Mr. Brad Rosson and myself. We began with a simple-enough concept of how we […]

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The Ring of Pompey Magnus

The Ring of Pompey Magnus

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Published: April 15, 2011

Posted in: Jewelry/Metalwork

  Brass, Nickel, Copper, Sterling Silver, Steel Springs.This kinetic ring, when pressed downward on a surface by the wearer, activates a triple spring-loaded mechanism that raises the face of the ring out of its bezel, and flips it to instantly reveal a scarab, representative of Cleopatra’s newfound power in Egypt, and influence over the mighty […]

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Strange Loop of Curious Reflection

Strange Loop of Curious Reflection

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Published: April 14, 2011

Posted in: Sculpture

  Cast Iron, Steel, Brass, Magnets, Glass, Marble, Complexity. This polished persona is an ode to Douglas Hofstadter’s concept of a “Strange Loop.” The photos here simulate the experience of walking up and putting your face up to another face to use your eye to look through its eye into a space where another smaller […]

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The Automated Zen Garden

The Automated Zen Garden

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Published: April 14, 2011

Posted in: Sculpture

  Here is my first working prototype of a Zen garden that automatically rakes concentric rings in fine sand at roughly the speed of a clock’s minute-hand. The magnets underneath the pan can be set up in any pattern, and once the steel balls are placed inside, the magnets will start to pull the balls […]

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Triple Rotation Kinetic Gear Ring

Triple Rotation Kinetic Gear Ring

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Published: April 11, 2011

Posted in: Featured, Jewelry/Metalwork, Video

  This kinetic ring began with the concept of transferring movement from the body into a piece of worn jewelry. The first prototype (I) that you see here was built with altered brass gears from a grandfather clock movement, and the rest was fabricated by hand with copper, sterling silver, brass, and a bezel-set Tigerseye. […]

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“The Tinkerer” Touch Lamp

“The Tinkerer” Touch Lamp

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Published: April 6, 2011

Posted in: Featured, Sculpture

  Cast Iron, Found Brass, Books, Carved Cherry and White Oak, Glass, Inspiration. This piece was inspired by revisiting my great grandfather’s workshop in 2010. He died in 1991 when I was ten years old. I came upon many things inside his creative sanctuary that he built with his own hands that had not been […]

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