Settlers Landing, Transit Bench, "Ship Building"

Settlers Landing, Transit Bench, "Ship Building"

One of 6 windscreen benches; this one depicts ship building on the Cuyahoga River at Cleveland.  The public art project illustrates the settling of the Cuyahoga Valley with a focus on transportation.  Sandblasted safety glass was painted with black enamel paint.

"Are We There Yet?",  Windscreen Benches

"Are We There Yet?", Windscreen Benches

in 1996 I was commissioned to design art work for 6 windscreen benches for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

The drawings trace the development of transportation and the settling of the Cuyahoga Valley.  The 78 line drawings were photo sandblasted into safety glass and the carved lines were painted with black enamel.

"American Values", Malden Bike Path Mural

"American Values", Malden Bike Path Mural

That is me, wearing sun glasses and standing next to Malden's Mayor, Gary Christenson.  Standing next to our Mayor is Galvin Murphy, owner of Yankee Pest Control, who funded the mural as part of a contest to adorn his building. Our Mystic Valley Regional High School's art club designed and painted this mural reflecting inspirational words on balloons. 

Switch Box Designs, MVRCS High School Art Club

Switch Box Designs, MVRCS High School Art Club

In collaboration with Malden Arts which arranged sponsorship for the city wide public art project, we painted numerous switch boxes.  All designs were created as a group, submitted to the jury committee, and executed on site with enamel paint.

Chinese Lunar Year, Asiatown Fundraiser

Chinese Lunar Year, Asiatown Fundraiser

St Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) in Cleveland OH has held a series of annual public art campaigns celebrating the Lunar Chinese Year. I was selected to paint pre-fabricated fiberglass sculptures with my original designs:

1. Year of the Ox, "Babe Blue Ox", 2009

2. Year of the Rat, "Pirat", 2008

3. Year of the Tiger, "White Tiger Lilly", 2010

The sculptures were displayed for several weeks and then auctioned at a grand dinner celebration.  Funds are used for arts education services.

"Proud" & "Classic Rock", Guitar Mania

"Proud" & "Classic Rock", Guitar Mania

In 2002, I was selected to design and paint a 10 foot tall fiberglass guitar for the United Way fundraiser, Guitar Mania.  This Cleveland, OH public art project has raised over $2 million benefiting two charities: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum education programs and United Way.

"Proud", which depicts a peacock,  was purchased by Key Bank which donated it to the City of Cleveland.  It proudly stood near Oldenburg's Free Stamp sculpture for many years.

My second guitar, "Classic Rock", riffs on a Greek vase design for 2004's event.