My Sculpture Weblog: E book Announcement


Hey Everybody,

As we speak I’ve the distinctive pleasure to announce one thing that I’ve been engaged on (secretly) for longer than I care to confess. Fortunately the time has lastly arrived to let the cat out of the bag. I HAVE A NEW BOOK!

This guide is titled “The Machinist Sculptor” and in the event you haven’t already guessed it – it’s about my artwork sure – however additionally it is concerning the aspirational concept of machine work as a brand new studio craft. 

That’s the concept machine work has the potential to face alone as a singular creative medium with intrinsic traits, not only a software that may be employed in service to different creative types (though that’s fascinating as properly).

For this guide, I’ve partnered with Schiffer publishing to remodel my over twenty years of labor, creating machined steel artwork (and writing about it), right into a reflective historical past and quasi-manifesto on what it means to make artwork with the technologically various instruments of the machinists commerce.

It’s a full-throated try to position what I do (make artwork with machine instruments) right into a broader context about how varied instruments and practices (do and don’t) discover their means into the palms of artists and artisans. How the instruments of mass manufacturing ultimately change into the instruments of cultural manufacturing.

I presume many longtime followers of my work can have seen the self printed catalogs I’ve launched over time. With out diminishing these efforts, I need to say “THIS BOOK IS NOT ONE OF THOSE“. This guide is a quantum leap ahead even when a few of the bones of this guide could also be acquainted (it’s my work in any case). 

If I could also be frank, this guide is my first time working with a bonafide writer, and so for the primary time I had the pleasure of working with editors and designers to completely form my story, together with every part else I’ve realized from twenty years of metalworking into an expansive textual content concerning the many spheres of data and affect my craft touches. 

It’s a full rethinking, redesign, and growth of the unique essays that set me down this highway and made me an unintentional professional in a discipline that could be a nexus for artwork, craft, and design.

At 288 pages, this 9″x12 “foil wrapped onerous certain print is actually probably the most lovely good friend of the espresso desk I’ve ever seen. 

Many type of us have labored very onerous on this print, and it actually exhibits. I might be grateful in the event you would give me the chance to share this most honest and detailed perspective an under-appreciated craft, by choosing up a replica for your self, a good friend, or colleague. 

The Machinist Sculptor is being printed and distributed by Schiffer publishing and might be out there at bookstores in all places. The official launch date is Jan twenty eighth, however you’ll be able to pre-order it now on Amazon.

And naturally, thanks.  

P.S. I’m going to put up the hyperlink to the Amazon pre-order right here. You’ll have loads of alternatives to order a replica as a result of, prefer it or not, I’m going to convey this up often between now and the discharge date. 


I’m not one to beat my drum an excessive amount of, so I’ll apologize upfront for that, however that’s how this stuff work. 

As all the time, questions and feedback are welcome.