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.
This piece of sculpture is made with gypsum plaster, resins and hardeners, bronze infused acrylic, patina spray and black shoe polish and glass.
This piece is created with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, acrylic paints and glass.
Resin infused gypsum plaster, bronze infused acrylic, patina spray and black shoe polish
This piece is created with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, acrylic paints and clear shellac
This piece is made out of pottery plaster, acrylic, gold metal leaf and shellac.
This piece is made with gypsum plaster, resins and hardeners, brass infused acrylic, weather sealers and patina spray
This piece is made of pottery plaster, bronze infused acrylic, patina spray and black shoe polish.
This piece is made from gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, copper infused acrylic, patina spray, gold metal leaf, acrylic, plaster and ply wood.
This piece is made of gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, and acrylic paint.
This piece is create with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, bronze and brass infused acrylic, patina sprays and black shoe polish.
This piece is created with gypsum plaster, resins, hardeners, acrylic paints and framed with 100 year old barn siding from my brother’s farm.
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.
This piece is made of rigid synthetic latex and acrylic paints.
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.
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.
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.
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…
It started as a child and became a muse.
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.
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.