Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hastings Christmas Parade

This is how my truck looked for the 2007 Hastings Christmas Parade. My good friend Karen Coker was teaching at the O.U.R. Center and made these fish with the kids. They used paper bags and tempera paint and came out awesome. Karen teaches at the Art Institute of Jacksonville now. I miss her.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Honus Wagner

Uncle Stevo from Simple G's gave me three glass paper weight blanks in 2008 and it took me until 2009 to put anything in them. I made this one after reading about Mr. Wagner and someone bought it from Simple Gestures. If I were smart I'd make more and send em' down to Sue and Steve. Maybe one of Ring Finger Brown.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Anastasia Branch Library

Harold George let me hang this piece at the Anastasia Branch Library. It's eight feet tall by four feet wide on a two by four frame. It's heavy in more ways than one. It's called the square root of eighty one makes me cry.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Steampunk Panel

I was invited to be on a panel about Steampunk Art at the GMX conference in Nashville in October by Adam Baker of the Apparition Abolishers. He asked me to bring some of my own work so I made these masks. On the panel as well were Kelly Laplante and Bunny Bee(aka Bee Orgain) who were in the Steampunk class at APSU last summer. Adam was also on the panel. He makes really cool sculptures.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Golf in the Kingdom

This is the trophy I made for Michael Murphy. He's the co-founder of the Eselan Institute and the author of my favorite book, Golf in the Kingdom. He sent me a really nice thank you note! I wish I would have taken a better picture of the trophy though.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hallelujah Avocado

My pew from the Pilau,Pies and Pews fundraiser at Simple Gestures on July 19, 2009.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

David Sedaris

In 2004 I sent a trophy to Ira Glass from This American Life. In that package I placed another package with this trophy for David Sedaris. I sent a note and $20 asking Mr. Glass to get this package to David Sedaris. Yes, I did apologize for asking a favor so soon after I sent him a trophy for his great show.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Portrait of a migrant farm worker

I made this after I first started working at the food bank out in Hastings. I was thinking of how skinny many of the workers were coming through the door for food but also how strong they were(while they lasted) to work in the fields all day. These pictures were taken in the metals shop at Flagler. I also showed this piece once at Flager as part of a SIFE event.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hank S(urfe)R.

My friend Matt Foote bought this painting from Simple Gestures in St.Augustine. It's #371 which means it's the three hundred seventy first piece I made after graduating from University of Memphis in 2004.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hastings is photogenic

If you want to know more about beauty in Hastings check out the Pie in the Sky link.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Magic Kids Guitar

I made this guitar for my friend Bennett and his band The Magic Kids from Memphis. I took these pictures near music row in Nashville this summer. That's my cousin Frankie trying out the guitar. He was driving to Memphis for work one day so he dropped it off to my good friend Tommy (Bennett's dad) who got it to the band. Bennett emailed me to say thanks and that they were maybe going to attach it to their drum set. I added their myspace page to my links if you'd like to listen to their music.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Electric Chair, Recliner Nude and West Coast All Star

I showed "Recliner Nude-after Monet" at the Brick City Center for the Arts in Ocala. I was in several shows there in 2004 and maybe 2005.
"Electric Chair" was up for just a few days in 2010 on the fence keeping in Mama Mia (one of the mamma pigs) at Wedge Oak Farms in Lebanon,TN. I shocked myself getting this photo but it was worth it.
"Ruscha-West Coast All Stars" is a painting I made in 2004.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blasts from the past

Before "Eyes like Brancusi" was at Simple G's I made it for a show at Catch 22 Gallery. It was outside for less than 24 hours before the city made us move it inside. I cut off two of the eyeballs so it would fit. They are made from the old exterior lights along the north wall of Ocean Villas Condominium complex where I was the pool boy/maintenance assistant when we first lived in St. Augustine. "Dear Marcel(Duchamp), Thanks for Nothing, Sincerely mikewindy" for all I know is still in the men's urinal at the upper pool men's room of the complex.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fable Cry

Here's the band Fable Cry playing a song about a crazed coyote at the opening of "the Superfluous Steam Machine:an Exposition of Eccentricity" on July 6th 2011 in the foyer of the Trahern Building at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stairwell Sculpture at Carley and Jon's

Finally finished the installation of this piece from the Rise and Fall exhibit in Clarksville at my friends Jon and Carley's house in Nashville. They have it where they can pull the small avocado over the pulley at the top of the stairs and it raises the big avocado on the large face hanging on the wall above the bottom of the stairs. I never would have thought to install the smaller floor component of piece from the exhibit on the wall but it looks and works great. Thanks Jon and Carley(and Tony for technical advice)

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I was walking to get something for breakfast at Austin Peay State University yesterday and stopped to take a picture of a fountain to put on the Steampunk Sculpture Facebook Page and this little beauty showed up. It was within a foot of me several times.

Friday, June 3, 2011

windymikewindy at Simple Gestures

Our show went well tonight at Simple Gestures in St. Augustine Florida. Windy and I both sold some work and it was fun to have our first exhibit together at Simple G's. Here are the two main walls that our work was on, The "Pie in the Sky Paintings", Windy's piece made up of 6 pieces and Alisa and James showing off the paintings I made for them for being such awesome friends to me, Windy and Joey.

Friday, May 20, 2011

For my friend Sarah Foss who goes to Nease

Sarah here are some images of my recent(last 6 years) work and activities. The lightbulbs are from way back when we first met around 2004 or 5. They were in a show at the St. Pete Pier in 2005. The guitar with Hank Williams Sr. is also from around that time and was in my show at the APSU Alumni Gallery in 2009 in Clarksville TN. I also play it in the video in one of the older post. The picture of Joey is with paintings that he and I worked on in 2010 when he was 2 1/2. They were shown at Simple G's. We kept one for his room. The picture of me on the ladder is rolling up the mural that now hangs in the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum where I worked for about a month as an artist with Uncle Stevo and Katherine Marsh in 2010. The mask with nails is from 2009. It's called train of thought and hangs in my parents house in Nashvile. The post right below this one has work I made on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Thanks for wanting to talk with me about my work. You should get an A.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New wood carvings

Finally getting into the studio and making some art. Here are some 1'x1' scrap wood blocks that I carved over the past 2 days. These are part of a 12 foot column that I'm making for a proposal for a public sculpture in Chattanooga TN.