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Three-Dimensional


This is a gallery of my three-dimensional creations. Personal sculptures, movie work, theatrical props, all sorts of odds and ends that I thought would be interesting.


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Commissioned by a Boston Theater company for one of their plays, this prop was made of chicken bones, paper maché, acrylic gel medium and a fresh leaf of Romaine lettuce from the garden.
Cooked Duck
Being an admirer of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who sculpted some of the most beautiful coins and medallions ever struck, I was overjoyed to be commissioned to design this coin, and presumptuous enough to fantasize that I was traipsing vaguely in the footsteps of Saint-Gaudens. (who spins in his grave like a lathe at the writing of this sentence.) The subjects were Mayor Alfred E. Vellucci of Cambridge, Massachusetts on one side and the Cambridge City Hall on the reverse. I was told that at the Cambridge City Hall Centennial parade, the mayor rode in an open limousine, flinging the coins (struck from the finest aluminum) to the citizens of Cambridge as a Caesar might to the masses.

The coolest thing about the coins is that they were manufactured by the same company that makes Mardi Gras "doubloons" in New Orleans.
The Mayor Immortalized
Side o' Beef
This life-size side of beef (complete with USDA inspection stamps on the reverse  side) was created for a play in Boston, the name of which escapes me at this point. I do remember that the play was set during the depression when meat was a very expensive commodity. The side of beef had to survive repeated performances being disguised in an overcoat and hat and falling off a diner stool at a counter as the black marketeers smuggled it out of town.
Side o' Beef
Bloody Mary's "Shlunken Head" (as she called it) was created for the play "South Pacific" performed by the Waynesboro Players in Virginia. Besides researching a variety of shrunken heads to sculpt the prop, I also had to make sure that the hair would support the head as Bloody Mary (Barbara Spilman Lawson) carried it about the stage. I also made a handy carrying case for the head.
Bloody Mary's "Shlunken Head"
Here's a mix of props I made for various Boston theater companies and one film. The camera is a generic 1940s era 35mm motorized camera made for Larry Blamire's play, "Bride of the Mutant's Tomb." The microphone was for a play concerning British and German radio broadcasts during WWII and had a reversible "flag" for both BBC and Telefunken companies. The M2 Water Cooled M1919 Browning .30 Caliber machine gun was made for "Captain Dynamo vs. the Cowmaster," a film by Robert Gifford made in the style of 1930s movie serials. The glass jar contains a selection of "human ears" for Larry Blamire's play, Whyo," a revenge tragedy about Irish gangs in 19th Century New York.
Various Props
The Kin is a character from the book, "The Alchemists" by Geary Gravel. The terra-cotta bas-relief was done using Geary's description and guidance and was a gift to the author.
The Kin
Dr. Roger Fleming Figurine
This little figurine, 3" high, was made as a "Skelectable" for the movie "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra," and was based on the now highly collectable Marx miniature figures of the 1950's. Each figure was hand-painted and had a trading card included telling the character's history.
Dr. Roger Fleming Figurine
Donald Man
A sculpture done in the style of early 1930's collectable "chalk" or composition statuettes....This is just a look at an alternate history had a certain cartoon studio designed one of their characters in the form of a man rather than......
Donald Man
Bookworm
I found a terrific photo of a cellulose-eating worm discovered in an antique piano, and wanted to sculpt a jumbo sized version, but then needed a context for him. The name of the sculpture and his context both occurred to me at the same time. The only real book in this photo is the bottom one, a 1731 Latin Old Testament. The other books are sculptures.
Bookworm