Trash or treat!

This was my breakthrough piece, where I decided, finally, to use some of the rusty crap I’d been hoarding for decades. I came up with the idea for a section front page only, but Jim Haag, the features editor, asked me to write something that explains why I do it. Hence, the inside page. One major source of inspiration was Mark Fisher, on, who creates cool sculptures out of found objects.

Postscript: The characters originally were photographed flat for the newspaper article, without being adhered to a background. Afterward, I framed and gave away the Wolfman character to an old friend. Several months later, I mounted and framed the rest (with a replacement Wolfman) and exchanged it as partial payment for the redesign of this site.