Stippling the Duck

I’ve gone dot crazy…  Doing the stippled patterns has become slightly addictive.  My latest undertaking is a piece that I got from a friend of mine.  I have found that doing this process is very meditative and a great way to decompress while working on my sculptures.  It helps me to be productive while giving […]

WHY ARE YOU PAINTING THOSE NAKED LADIES? Or, What makes me think I can go to a nude drawing session on Saturday and then go to church on Sunday? | Kirks Fine Art Blog

I do not usually post anything related to religion or my own religious views, and while this post by J. Kirk Richards nails my own feelings about the use and study of the human figure in art. The body is a beautiful thing, in all its shapes and forms.  It is a wonder to be […]

Pottery 20,000 years old found in a Chinese cave – Science News

Pottery 20,000 years old found in a Chinese cave, posing new possibilities in human history – Science News. How awesome is this?  I love that I am taking part in an art form that is at least 20,000 years old! — Jerel


During the Fall semester I was assigned to do a collaborative project with another grad student.  To my joy I was paired with Anne Gregerson.  We spent some time throwing ideas back and forth.  Anne is a wonderful figurative artist and I also love to reference the human figure in my work.  We decided that […]


Watch the full episode. See more Off Book. I have always been drawn toward the Steampunk aesthetic and have been working on incorporating more of it into my artwork.  for those not familliar with it the linked video is a great introduction to Steampunk and what it is all about.  Also below is one of […]

Daniel Murtagh, Photographer

I spend a fair amount of time in my search for reference material for my sculptures and pottery.  In one of my recent searches I came across Daniel Murtagh.  He is a photographer who in his own words, ““My work has been described as victorian noir. For me it is a form of alchemy and […]