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   Nov. 8, 2014 - I am beyond honored to have three of my pieces included in the massive exhibit, The Art and Design of Mardi Gras at the Mobile Museum of Art. Two of the pieces were not made for sale, they are part of the Artist's Collection, as they say, because I use them on a regular basis. One is a beaded stick - my Carnival Cane - which has gone with me to Mardi Gras in Mobile and New Orleans over the last several years. The other is one of my Mardi Gras
hats, a beaded construction helmet, and I have worn it to a number of parades and Mardi Gras events, even on TV! The third piece is my portrait of Joe Cain, which you can read more about just below, under WORK. The exhibit is slated to run until May 2015.

    Aug. 2, 2012 - A first for me: The father of a good friend of mine, Erin Shaw Street, purchased my Gulf Tiger Fish to give Erin for her birthday. She had seen it when she visited us at Jackson Square and raved about it on her blog. Her Dad saw the blog and contacted me. I had to keep the whole thing a secret for nearly a month. Almost killed me. Click here to see a video of Erin unwrapping her gift. Think I used enough bubble wrap? Click here to see my page of photos of happy customers, including Erin.

    July 5, 2012 - I started a "Media" page on this web site, where I can post all of the rave reviews I've been getting. No, really, there's actually two different stories on the page about me and my art. I know, right? So, how do you get to this page? Look at the column on the left and click on the last item, "Media." Simple as that.

    June 25, 2012 - Thrown Art is now on Twitter! I'm operating under @ThrownArt1. Be sure and subscribe. Just like Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes, you never know what crazy thing I might say.

    May 14, 2012 - Wow, it's been awhile since I posted anything here. We're heading to Jackson Square this weekend, Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. I'm desperately trying to finish a piece that's an homage to Fats Domino. I'll post it below when it's done. I'm hoping it will get a lot of attention on the fence.

    Sept. 23, 2011 - My Gautier gator, which I named "Let the Gator Times Roll," has been placed at the front of the Baywood Commons shopping center. He and two other gators are waving at the traffic on Gautier-Vancleave Road.

    Sept. 9, 2011 - It's looking pretty firm that we're going to be in Jackson Square on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18 (the Saints will be playing the Bears in the Dome at noon.) Right now, the weather forecast looks great for that weekend. Hope to bump into you out there.

    Aug. 27, 2011 - I've added a new page to the website called Jackson Square. On the page, you'll find a link to my blog about selling art in Jackson Square, as well as a link to a gallery of photos of some of my happy customers.

    Aug. 19, 2011 - The Thrown Art website is officially open and ready for bidness. But if you're reading this, you already knew that, didn't you? :-)


WORK

   Aug. 13, 2014 - Holy cow, has it been a whole year since I've done anything new? Nope, I've just been negligent about listing them here. Anyway, here's a brand spanking new piece that I think New Orleanians in particular will enjoy. It's called "Savory Simon." To see a bigger picture of it and learn more about it, just click on the thumbnail below:

                                         

   Sept. 20, 2012 - Whew, I been a busy little booger. I've got four new pieces, all on canvas. The first is a much larger version of my Voodoo Fleur. The second is a painting of fish bones, but I used beads to form the backbone of the fish. The last two represent a new idea of mine to turn social media into art. Let's see if it works. Simply click on the thumbnail of each piece to go to the full-page spread for that piece:

 

    May 17, 2012 - I'd had it in my head for a while to do a piece that honored Fats Domino, one of the true pioneers of rock and roll. He was born and raised in New Orleans, and the city is still awfully proud of him and his musical legacy. I'm anxious to see how it's received on Jackson Square. To see a full page on this piece, including an extra photo showing detail of the keyboard, which I carved out of bass wood, click here.
                                   

    April 1, 2012 - These are two fairly simple pieces, and I completed them while sitting in Jackson Square recently. To the left is "Love Pirate" (I love the terribly cheesy name). The the right is "Voodoo Fleur" (It just sold, but I am making more.) They're both simply painted on sections of wide fence planking. To see a full page on "Love Pirate," click here. To see "Voodoo Fleur," click here.


    Sept. 15, 2011 - This one took awhile, but I finally turned a large-mouth bass, caught in Clarke County, Ala., in 1974 into a "Gulf Tiger Fish." There is no such thing, but I had fun inventing it. To see a full page on this piece, including a few photos, click here.




    Aug. 19, 2011 - I completed a commissioned piece for a very patient young lady in New Orleans. To see a full page on this piece, which I call "Reason," click here.



    Aug. 5, 2011 - I have completed and delivered my Gautier Gator, a beaded alligator for a public art project in the city of Gautier, Miss. To see the gator page on this website, click here
. If you'd like to see a full gallery on Facebook showing the progress of the gator, click here. They have not yet told me where the gator will be installed. When I find out, I'll post that info in the NEWS section.


    March 2011 - After the winter break, plenty of Mardi Gras madness and dealing with a bum hip that's about to get replaced, I completed a new piece to take to Jackson Square. It's a big 'un, and I call it "Mardi Gras Mambo." To see a full page on it, click here.