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Gender Male
Occupation ceramicist, mixologist, monster maker
Location North Hollywood, California, United States
Introduction My work has been included in shows at such venues as Copro Nason Gallery, Gallery De La Cruz, Ink N Iron Festival, M Modern Gallery, Elroy Artspace, and various “tiki” themed events throughout California. I am a featured artist in author Jay Strongman’s book Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop, and a photo, makeup, and cocktail collaborator with leading cocktail historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry on his last two comprehensive books, Sippin Safari and Beachbum Berry REMIXED. My work is a mish-mash of various forms, heavily leaning toward functional art in most cases. My work also utilizes skills I have picked up in a 20-year career in film and television as a makeup effects artist and model/miniature painter. My creative and/or technical work can be seen in such films as Dante’s Peak, Gods and Monsters, Hellboy 2, Another Day in Paradise, Men in Black 2 and 3, Land of the Lost, numerous Marvel superhero films and television shows such as Outer Limits, Stargate , Space: Above and Beyond, and Alias, and music videos with bands such as DEVO, Primus, and Tool.
Interests makin stuff, drinkin stuff, my wife, helping folks, mixology, civil rights and equality, ceramics, monsters, cocktails, bowling, Oceanic art, make up, Goodwill vinyl, kaiju, collectin the arts, "puppety odd balls, " hanging swag lamps, rum, making, collecting, tiki mugs, home decor, bars from the era of america's obsession with polynesia, most things Japanese, Burlesque, early risque and vintage pinups, pre-1970 trucks, make em ups, vintage ad art, Tiki Ti, song poems, and downloading vinyl (thanks to Lou), Papua New Guinea, working on my as of yet unnamed polynesian inspired home bar, monsters, Munktiki, etsy, peanut butter, selling my wares at junkhauler.etsy.com
Favorite Movies Life Aquatic, Godzilla, and most 1960's Japanese Kaiju films, Universals classic horror films, The Party (birdy num num), Secretary, Zatoichi (but not the new one), Ghostworld, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill, Kill, Altered States, Jarmusch's films, Hitchcock, Friday, Raising Arizona, El Santo movies, Santa Sangre, Hairspray, Leone's flicks, the African Queen, Tokyo Drifter, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Muppet Movie, King Creole, the Big Lebowski, Drugstore Cowboy, the Secret of Easter Island, Samurai flicks, Metropolis, Lynch's, Cronenbergs', Gilliams' films, giant bug films; Deadly Mantis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Delicatessen, documentaries about peoples' leisurely activities and passions: Desperate Man Blues, Off the Charts, Wordplay, Fishing with John
Favorite Music not enough room to get into that one, only 2000 allowable characters in this box
Favorite Books Jeff Beachbum Berry's Grog Log, intoxica, Taboo Table, Sippin Safari, :::the Secret of my Inner Strength - Chuck Norris:::: art from found materials discarded and natural - Mary Lou Stribling:::: Kon Tiki, Aku Aku by Thor Hyerdahl:::: Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West