Jul 8 2011

Imaginary Menagerie Pieces.


The Imaginary Menagerie show opens at Oh No Doom in Chicago tomorrow night.
Here are some of my pieces from the show. Hop over to their website to see all the pieces by all four artists artists and vie to purchase something for yourself..

The Self Made Man
“More organs means more Human”!
The twisted logic of a crazed surgeon bent on the attainment of actual organic life.
He harvests all manner of internal organs from whatever unlucky indigenous lifeforms he can procure.
Assembling and re-combining them in increasingly bizarre and imaginative ways about his inner cavities in the hope that one day he will truly be alive.

Vinyl, Epoxy resin, Polymer clay, Lead, A.B.S, Brass, Copper, Rubber, Glass, Vintage Brass drawing instruments, Steel.
12.5″ tall.


Hugo Neko-Lapin
Hugo was originally fashioned with the countenance of a Cat.
He has never felt it suited him. In fact he has always been happier following the life of a Rabbit.
He eventually discovered a network of secret underground clubs populated by likeminded souls who also felt erroneously equipped. Here he could indulge in his Rabbit fantasies without ridicule.
Sadly he cannot afford to undertake the alteration work himself, so has applied to the City Hall for a grant to cover the engineering.
To prove he is serious in his intent he must live openly as a rabbit for a year.
“Too many ears!” people whisper unsympathetically behind his back.

Collaboration with Amanda Louise Spayd.
Customised Mini Skelve figure from Circus Posterus. Designed by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters.
Polyurethane Resin, Epoxy resin, Polymer clay, Rubber, Lead Brass, Vintage clock and watch parts, vintage display dome.
4.5″ (7″ in display dome.)


Colonel Henry Walrus Caruthers with his latest  – Specimen the Gullyskumpler.
Although appointed leader of the Herringbone wildlife research expedition the Colonel doesn’t really have a proper grasp on their intent.
Drafted in from the army to provide experience and knowledge in the fields of remote and difficult travel across uncharted terrain.
Adept at handling fire-arms with his prehensile moustache, he unfortunately cannot resist the urge to take occasional pot shots at the wild-life.
Especially sad when it is some of the rarer fauna.
“Well there wont be many chances to bag one of these buggers soon”!  is his justification.

Collaboration with Chris Ryniak.
Customised Lefty toy designed by HiCalorie.
Vinyl, Epoxy Resin, Lead, Brass, Walnut wood, Brass, Glass, A.B.S. Found Objects.


Search Engines
These helpful little fellows were designed to help hunt out all those things you have trouble finding.
Set them a item to find in a bustling department store, or a departure platform at a sprawling railway station and they will track them down for you in a mere jiffy.

Customised Android toys created by DYZ Plastic.
Series of 5.
Vinyl, Polymer clay, Lead, Rubber, Vintage Brass clock key.
3″ tall.

Jul 5 2011

Imaginary Menagerie info……….

And now a word from one of my sponsers :

Hello Everybody!

I am Lana and I am one of the co-owners of OhNo!Doom Gallery. I wanted to make sure everyone was well informed about our upcoming exhibit preview for Imaginary Menagerie. We will be doing things a little bit different this time around and want to have a smooth and fair preview process for everyone. If you have not yet signed up for the preview but would like to receive it, please do so before this Thursday to insure you are processed in time to receive the goods: http://www.ohnodoom.com/gallery/info.html

I will be sending these guidelines (below) to the entire preview list Thursday afternoon, if you do not receive it by Thursday evening please re-sign up for the list and/or contact me at info@ohnodoom.com

Preview Guidlines:

Due to the overwhelming amount of emails regarding the work in the Imaginary Menagerie exhibit we will be implementing a couple new guidelines for requesting and purchasing pieces from this preview.

1. There will be a purchase limit of 1 piece of artwork, per artist, per customer. Multiple pieces may still be purchased but not from one single artist, for instance: you may purchase 1 piece from Amanda, 1 piece from Dok A., 1 piece from Lana and 1 piece from Chris.

2. Please list your selections in order of preference. (First choice, second choice, third, ect…) If your first choice is no longer available we will offer the next available. If you would like to purchase from multiple artists please note your preferences for each artist and that you would like one from each you have listed.

3. If you are able to purchase your single piece (YAY!) but would like to purchase additional pieces by that artist please make note in your email to be put on the waiting list for the other pieces.

A waiting list will be created and preview list customers will be re-contacted in order of initial request after the opening event for any remaining unsold works. Customers will be contacted form the waiting list between Sunday July 10th and Tuesday July 12th. Tuesday July 12th at 6pm CST all unsold work will be placed in our online store. So, you have first dibs on the preview and then first dibs again before the show goes live on our site.

4. The Preview will be sent out (tentatively) at 10am CST Friday July 8th. There will be a viewing period of 2 hours and an exact time for receiving requests will be posted in the preview. Requests received before the time marked in the preview will not be valid. The preview will close at 6pm CST Friday July 8th

5. I answer emails in the order they are received based on the time stamp. I try to set up one order before moving to the next to so please be patient. I will respond to each email and your place in line will not be in jeopardy. Requests will need to be sent to info@ohnodoom.com to be recognized.

6. Payment will need to be received by the end of the day July 8th in order to be completed and guaranteed. If payment is not made by end of day July 8th the item will not be marked as sold for the opening. If for some reason a phone transaction is required and therefore delaying payment you will not lose your place in line. Stuff does happen.

7. Shipping is billed separately and at the end of each exhibit. We begin sending out shipping emails 1 week after the exhibit comes down and the following opening has occurred. If you are local you may pick up pieces at the shop the day we take down the exhibit, which is Tuesday August 2nd.

Thanks so much!


Jun 27 2011

Mr. Reilly

Wanderer and dreamer, Mr. H.P.Reilly answered the unknowable call of the sea and set forth on an endless adventure.
He feels the distant pull of some ancient  unnamed island.
He drifts in unimaginable vistas of time and fathom dark expanses of primordial oceans.
He dreams of loathsome protoplasmic abhorrences which gibber and twitch in his fevered somnambulistic imaginings.
He dislikes seafood and trigonometry.

robot cthulhu toy

cthulhu Mechtorian

Customised Kluth the R’Lyeh Student. Designed and made by Sergey Safonov.
Polyurethane Resin, Lead, A.B.S, Gold, vintage display dome.
4″ tall (6″ tall in dome).

customised toy cthulhu


For the “Imaginary Menagerie” show at Oh No Doom Chicago. Opens 9th July.

Jun 23 2011


General manager of the gentlemen’s socks and smalls department in one of Retropoli’s thriving department stores.
As a boy he dreamed of being a world class yachtsman but somehow ended up in underwear..

Customised Buffmonster toy designed by Buffmonster and produced by Mindstyle.
Vinyl, Polymer clay, Brass, A.B.S, Lead, Steel, Rubber, Glass.
4″ tall.

For the Imaginary Menagerie show at Oh No Doom. July 9th.

May 25 2011

Oh No DoooooooooooM!

So looking forward to this show.
Oh No Doom Gallery Chicago July 9th with Lana Crooks, Amanda Spayd and Chris Ryniak….
I have worked on collaborative pieces with both Chris and Amanda for this show too…..