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WONDERLAND PROPS

WONDERLAND PROPS

Hand painted foam board pieces for Wonderland event. The clock on the white rabbit actually worked!

CATERPILLAR & MUSHROOM

CATERPILLAR & MUSHROOM

Foam board caterpillar, hookah,and paper mache mushroom for Wonderland themed event

ANOTHER MUSHROOM

ANOTHER MUSHROOM

This is a smaller handmade paper mache mushroom top attached to a real wood stump for Wonderland themed event

MUSHROOMS SET UP

MUSHROOMS SET UP

At night, with the proper lighting, these pieces really came to life. Here are the two paper mache mushrooms I made along with some faux smoke effects

BACKDROP

BACKDROP

Queen of Hearts courtyard backdrop for Wonderland themed event

BACKDROP AND SET

BACKDROP AND SET

Backdrop for Queen of Heart courtyard for Wonderland themed event

WONDERLAND PROPS

WONDERLAND PROPS

Handmade card soldier and rose topiaries for Wonderland themed event

WONDERLAND PROP

WONDERLAND PROP

another card soldier made from foam board and rose topiary for Wonderland themed event

SINGING FLOWERS

SINGING FLOWERS

giant flowers I created for the Alice n Wonderland themed event

STAGE DISPLAY FOR VBS

STAGE DISPLAY FOR VBS

I was given a very limited budget but was able to create these pieces (mostly from foam board)for a Vacation Bible School's "fun on the lake" themed stage

VBS stage piece (detail)

VBS stage piece (detail)

This dude jumping off a diving board into the lake was one of my favorites to create for the "fun on the lake" themed VBS

ABSOLUTE BOTTLE DISPLAY

ABSOLUTE BOTTLE DISPLAY

Absolute Vodka asked me to create this giant resin bottle to be displayed in a San Diego bar as part of a promotional contest

CHINESE DRAGON HEAD (side view)

CHINESE DRAGON HEAD (side view)

This piece was entirely made of cardboard and crepe paper. The head is approximately 4 feet long. I also made a 32 foot long body from fabric (see following pictures)

CHINESE DRAGON WITH BODY

CHINESE DRAGON WITH BODY

In this picture you can see the hand painted fabric body with the cardboard head. Unfortunately, I was unable to get photos of this piece installed. It hung from the ceiling for a business party

CHINESE DRAGON HEAD

CHINESE DRAGON HEAD

Just another view

CHINESE DRAGON

CHINESE DRAGON

detail shots of the mouth

CHINESE DRAGON

CHINESE DRAGON

Detail shot of his eye (made from a tennis ball)

CHINESE DRAGON

CHINESE DRAGON

another view

BAYOU HOUSE

BAYOU HOUSE

I designed and built this house front to look like a shack that was built in the bayou swamp. A mock outhouse was built next to it (see next photo) as well as a walkway "bridge" so viewers could walk through the set

BAYOU OUTHOUSE

BAYOU OUTHOUSE

This is the mock "outhouse" built to sit next to the bayou house on the swamp.

WALKWAY THROUGH SWAMP TO CEMETERY

WALKWAY THROUGH SWAMP TO CEMETERY

Here is the walkway "bridge" that leads you through the "swamp", passed the bayou house to the cemetery

NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY SET

NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY SET

Handmade cemetery sign and columns lead you to 10 handcrafted tombstones/crypts. Most of the tombstones are made from Styrofoam and scrap wood. Some are replicas of actual graves in New Orleans while others are meant to be funny Halloween props (see next pics)

GRAVE HUMOR

GRAVE HUMOR

This is an example of a handcrafted gravestone. The base is wood, the mid section is Styrofoam, and the top (angel) is a found resin statue. All the lettering and painting is done by hand.

WITCH DOCTOR

WITCH DOCTOR

I did not create the skeleton itself but I did create his headdress, skirt, and his cauldron, as well as the faux burning embers under the cauldron

DOOR TO ANOTHER DIMENSION

DOOR TO ANOTHER DIMENSION

This piece was created to play tricks on the viewer. I found the door and created the frame so it would securely attach to the wall giving the illusion of a real door. It was then painted to give another illusion of a woman walking through a curtain. In this photo you see the model for the painting standing in front of the piece.

GROCERY DISPLAY

GROCERY DISPLAY

While I was a sign artist at Trader Joe's, I frequently created 3-d displays such as this one (see following photos, as well)

Grocery Section Sign

Grocery Section Sign

This 8 foot sign was made out of lightweight wood and foam board

GROCERY DISPLAY

GROCERY DISPLAY

This 3-D piece was entirely made from foam board and was used to advertise The Frequent Flyer (the store's monthly product newspaper)

MURAL

MURAL

I frequently am asked to do murals for rooms like this one that was a Noah's ark theme for a children's Sunday school room

Mural cont.

Mural cont.

Noah's ark themed mural for a children's Sunday school room (please ignore the ladder!)

Mural

Mural

In another children's Sunday school room. This time the theme was the parting of the red sea. I wish I had better photos of the whole project!

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