Fine Art, Gallery Works and Masks for Collectors

Masks are stories.

They are the stories of their creator, the stories of the cultures the come form and the stories of those that experience them.

The work offered here is intended as inspirational decoration for the home, places of business and exterior installations.

Each one of these masks or sculptural reliefs has a story that comes with it.  If you click on the image you will find that story in the product description. The hope is that the stories of origin are not so far from your stories of success, of hopes, of dreams and of struggle.

Ask about custom possibilities, different surface treatments and mounting possibilities if you are not completely inspired by what you see of have amazing ideas of you own you’d like to see brought to life.

Prices are listed in the description of the piece.  If you are interested in purchasing one of these unique pieces please click on the Contact Jonathan button under the item and send Jonathan an email.  He will then get shipping costs for you.

Sculptural Work

Desire to Evolve

Desire to Evolve

This piece of sculpture is made with gypsum plaster, resins and hardeners, bronze infused acrylic, patina spray and black shoe polish and glass.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they will never sit in.”

- Greek Proverb
The Gardener

The Gardener

This piece is created with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, acrylic paints and glass.

“Skinny-dipping is like Paris. It’s always a good idea.”

- Rebecca Paula
The Prophet

The Prophet

Resin infused gypsum plaster, bronze infused acrylic, patina spray and black shoe polish

“Skinny-dipping is like Paris. It’s always a good idea.”

- Rebecca Paula

The Ancestor

This piece is created with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, acrylic paints and clear shellac

“If the skies were able to dream, they would dream of dragons”

- Ilona Andrews, Fates Edge
Gilded Hope Rising

Gilded Hope Rising

This piece is made out of pottery plaster, acrylic, gold metal leaf and shellac.

“No peace like the peace of an inner courtyard on a sunny day.”

- Yann Martel

Hope Rising Patina Brass

This piece is made with gypsum plaster, resins and hardeners, brass infused acrylic, weather sealers and patina spray

“Garden as if you will live forever”

- William Kent
Seeker

The Seeker

This piece is made of pottery plaster, bronze infused acrylic, patina spray and black shoe polish.

“I am seeking. I am Striving. I am in it with all my Heart”

- Van Gogh
Pheonix Rising

The Phoenix Rising

This piece is made from gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, copper infused acrylic, patina spray, gold metal leaf, acrylic, plaster and ply wood.

“Whether we remain the ash or become the phoenix is up to us.”

- Ming-Dao Deng
The Protector

The Protector

This piece is made of gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, and acrylic paint.

“Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.”

- Winona Laduke, Anishinaabe
Vieled Radiant Joy

Veiled Radiant Joy

This piece is create with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, bronze and brass infused acrylic, patina sprays and black shoe polish.

“Pure laughter shows that the soul has retained something of its childlikeness. He who can so laugh is pure, he is good and happy. ”

- Abd Ru Shin

Wisdom of Silence

This piece is created with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, acrylic paints and framed with 100 year old barn siding from my brother’s farm.

“A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t we be like that wise old bird? ”

- Edward Hersey Richards

Seeding Perspective

The mask is made of neoprene (a rigid synthetic latex) and painted with acrylics.  It is mounted on a textured wooden board (acrylic modeling paste) and painted with acrylic paints. The frame is an antique frame in which a portrait of my grandfather hung.

“Originality is the best form of Rebellion.”

- Mike Sasso

Wind in the Flowers

This piece is made of rigid synthetic latex and acrylic paints.

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

- Henri Matisse

Rose Colored Tranquility

The mask is made of neoprene (a synthetic rigid latex) and painted with acrylics. It is mounted on a wooden panel painted in acrylic paints. 

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness. Know that, like life, things sometimes must fade before they can bloom again.”

- Unknown

In Stitches

The mask is made of neoprene (a rigid synthetic latex), painted with acrylics and mounted to an old embroidery purchased in an antique mall during a moment of opening after a long period of shutdown in 2020.

“ Life is a Tragedy when seen in close up, but a comedy in long shot.”

- Charlie Chaplin
comedy mask

Decorative Comedy Mask

The comedy mask has a rod in the back making it easy to mount this to a wall. It is a perfect way to decorate a home office of a home theatre.

tragedy mask

Decorative Tragedy Mask

The decorative Tragedy Mask is part of a pair that includes the Comedy Mask its counterpart or counter mask. The Comedy and Tragedy masks are almost always seen together. They are symbols for the ancient Greek Muses and have been associated with Janus the two faced God of beginnings, doorways gates and passages. This mask expresses loss and sadness.

The Muse

This mask is reflective of deep cultural perspective and yet of no particular culture at all.

This mask is specifically us and at the same time reflective of the universal and…

So everyone.

It started as a child and became a muse.

Wisdom of Silence

When I was a kid I used to spend part of every summer in northern Wisconsin camping on land my Grandfather had purchased, planted trees on and bequeathed to my Uncle.  The property was sandwiched between the Hiawatha National Forest and the Red Cliff Reservation.  The location was a forested paradise a mile inland from the shores of The Great Lake Superior.

What I remember of those times are the moments of stillness juxtaposed against the constant movement of the natural world. That and that my uncle could speak to the owls.

Fine Art Photography

Masking The Male Form:

A celebration of the Queer Body

Masking the Male Form: A celebration of the Queer Body began in 2013 as simple exploration of photographing the masks on the male body. I had been inspired by a post card I found. Over the years it has become an exploration of gender, a celebration of the masks and a political statement that provokes a reaction to sex, sexuality and a celebrating of the queer body.

I am letting the project develop and take on its own form as I work with the actors, dancers and activists modeling the masks.