Homage or Rip-Off? I was 17 when I first saw John Waters’ now classic 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos at our local late-night movie house. It made quite an impression on this teen from the suburbs of Toronto still struggling with his gay identity. Last month, I took a detail from the movie poster and […]
Inching Forward – 2014
“Inching Forward” is a 2014 found object assemblage piece created specifically for the “ Artist Impressions Of The Mother “ exhibit at The Space May 10 and 11. Another FOA piece for the same show is in the works.
Recent Works – 2013/14
Working in found object assemblage – you are constantly acquiring objects that seem to speak to you for your work. Recent photographs have involved taking an object or objects from my studio and shooting them in nature – usually on my 20 acre piece of land and all in the natural light provided. Adding prose […]
Eureka Arti Gras is an annual invitational exhibit curated by Eureka Springs artist Zeek Taylor. It’s a one-night, adult themed event timed for the week -long Mardi Gras events held in Eureka Springs. “ New Orleans 1983” and “Boots” were two photographs created for the show.
Disclaimer: Floating Photo Series
Disclaimer: These photos may be offensive to some viewers. You should be 18 or older to view them. John’s Photography from the “Floating” Series.
The Smile Series
Sculptures FOB 2009 -2010
First shown in conjunction with a series of photographs, these found object assemblage sculptures were based on the global affects of an overly industrial, corrupt planet and its long-term affects on the innocent, especially the children. The series was first shown as part of the Beneath the Surface exhibit at The Space In 2010 and later […]
Beneath the Surface: Digging Deeper
Beneath the Surface is a continued series of work combining found objects photographed in simple settings using mostly natural light. These still lives are my attempt to reveal some of life’s underbelly. I have always been fascinated by objects – old, worn, often discarded things that I’d find, pair, and meticulously arrange, even as a […]
Hand Screened and Painted T-Shirts
T- shirts In 1988 I opened my gallery/store “Is It Art” on the 900 Block of Duval St. in Key West, Florida. I began selling my hand–screened and hand painted t-shirts to tourists and locals. These are some of the more popular designs that helped pay the rent, allowing me to explore other creative mediums.
Hand Printed Clothing 1990’s
Hand printed clothing Working with a dress designer in Pennsylvania, I came up with a line of hand-printed clothing – a more feminine and desirable line of comfortable, all cotton clothing, designed and hand-printed specifically for women under the Is It Art label. For several years the clothing line was sold all over the country, […]