The first artwork I made was a paperclip that I bent into the shape of a hypercube while procrastinating in college. Procrastination was a strong motivator, and the pieces became more and more complex. Each of these sculptures is made from a single, unbroken length of wire.
The hypercube (tesseract) was a common subject in these early works because I thought it was amusing to represent a four-dimensional object in an ostensibly one-dimensional medium.
The rings and other jewelry are pieces that I hand-carved before the era of widespread computer modelling and fabrication. These pieces predate TaylorCustom by a couple of years, and are a small selection of the carvings i made at this time. I cringe to think of the weeks and months I spent on each of these!
Like my other early pieces, Achilles and Hector are made from a single, unbroken wire.
This little Atlas figure originallysupported a hypercube / tesseract, one of my main themes at the time.
I made this buxom little sculpture as a teenager, at about the same time I made the other pieces on this page. I carved it in basswood, and the comic-book art influence is very evident!
This is my very first stone carving, made a few years after the other pieces on this page. I carved this from a chunk of limestone that I found out behind the gym at my school.
My limitations as a figurative sculptor are obvious, but still, it isn't bad for a casual first try!
This ring is based on the crow and pitcher fable by Aesop.
This is an octopus bicycle cable-stay that I carved a bit later than the other pieces on this page
Here is an assortment of hand-carved pieces that i made very early on. Clockwise from top-left: Tesseract, tomahawk/pipe, Beachcraft Bonanza, woven butterfly,
abstract swirl ring