Wolf Diorama

The wolf diorama features a winter scene in which we placed the white cube and extended the snowscape to fall outside the diorama. For this, we used carpet that was plastered with sheet-rock compound. When I return to Grand Rapids, I will put the finishing touches on this so that all the textures match.

Wolf Diorama

Wolf Diorama

Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings

Back in New York City, I was able to attend the opening of the exhibition Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings at Cristin Tierney. Joe and I have been friends since attending graduate school together at the School of Visual Arts. Though our artistic practices are quite different, we get along quite well and I am happy to be in good company at the Cristin Tierney Gallery. Congratulations on a fantastic exhibition, Joe!

Joe Fig Cinematic Paintings Opening with Alois Kronschlaeger and Maria Kucinski
Alois Kronschlaeger, Joe Fig, and Maria Kucinski.

Joe Fig Portrait of Alois Kronschlaeger
A portrait of me by Joe Fig.

Joe Fig: Cinematic Paintings

My number one assistant

We are in the home stretch of completing Habitat and I could not have gotten this far without my number one assistant, my wife, Florencia Minniti. She has been ever so supportive and working extremely hard to facilitate the building out of the dioramas. Here she is in action.

Elk Diorama with Florencia

Florencia Cutting Wood

Florencia and Lia
Many thanks to Lia, Paul Amenta’s daughter for helping with Habitat too!
My number one assistant