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Hello! Welcome to my carving gallery. Please click on the thumbnails below to see enlarged images. I'll be adding more images from time to time.

The "Hello" carving above is 5.25 x .75 inches and was carved in Speedball Speedy-Stamp (the "pink stuff").


This carving was inspired by a recent visit to downtown Belleville, Michigan, where there are a lot of quaint Victorian homes. The image comprises two stamps. The house is 5.5 x 3 inches, and the overall image is 7 x 3 inches. It was carved in Speedy-Stamp.


The song On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas is one of my favorites, and I wanted to create an eagle to accompany part of the refrain, "And He will raise you up on eagle's wings." This is a large image, measuring 5.5 x 4.5 inches; the words measure 2.5 x 2.75 iches. It was carved in Speedy-Stamp and colored with Prismacolor pencil.


My son Teddy recently did a school project on the history of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, which inspired me to carve these images. The picture at top is Wright's most famous Prairie house, the Robie House, which is in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. The picture at bottom is of Wright in his later years. These were carved in Speedy-Stamp.

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This image is called The Enchanted Sea and is based on a book illustration by 19th-Century artist H.A.Payne. Payne was one of Aubrey Beardsley's teachers. This carving measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.

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It's a Wonderful Life is my all-time favorite holiday film. The title image is 4 x 2.25 inches, and the picture of Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed is 4.5 x 5 inches. These were carved in Speedy-Stamp and colored with pastel pencil.


This angel is by Aubrey Beardsley, a late 19th-century artist known for his book illustrations and erotica. His work is representative of the Art Nouveau period. I carved this image in rubber plumber's gasket, and it is 5.5 x 3 inches. I used colored pencil to color it. 

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This is based on a drawing called Fish Blood by Gustav Klimt, an Austrian artist and contemporary of Beardsley. I carved this image in rubber plumber's gasket, and it is 5.5 inches square. I used watercolor pencils to color it.