Vintage road trip souvenir jewelry (including iconic landmarks and icons from each of the 50 states, a vial of salt from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and dirt from the pitcher’s mound in Dodger Stadium) on a fiberglass dog modeling his camera, sitting on a vintage suitcase with a 1960s American Tourister luggage tag.
30” x 21” x 14”
Dog tags, time and dog related jewelry/figurines, medals from dog shows, vintage watch parts, and rhinestones on wooden dogs. These 2 dogs were the first assemblage pieces that I made with jewelry. They were featured in an ad campaign for the American Cancer Society and appeared in 10 national magazines. It was the first time I saw the word “artist” next to my name in print.
35” x 18” x 14”, 25” x 12” x 8”
Dog tags, time and dog related jewelry/figurines, medals from dog shows, watch bands, vintage watch parts, and rhinestones on a wooden dog modeled after my childhood German Shepherd by the name of Dox.
18” x 6” x 11”
Vintage pearl, gold, and white rhinestone jewelry on an art deco mannequin followed by fiberglass and wooden pigs encrusted with pink pig related jewelry (including “lipstick on a pig”, “ when pigs fly”, and “silk purse out of a sow’s ear”).
54” x 34”x 32”, 17” x 24” x 9”, 13” x 15” x 7”, 9” x 14” x 5”
Garden themed vintage jewelry (including flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, ladybugs, and birds) on a 1930s mannequin from an old bridal shop.
59” x 20” x 19”
Easter themed vintage jewelry (including rabbits, baby chicks, ducklings, lambs, eggs, baskets, spring flowers, Easter bonnets, and religious symbols of the season) on a wooden rabbit and an egg perched on a 1920s cottage ceiling light fixture.
15” x 30” x 10” , 11”x 8” x 8”
Garden themed vintage jewelry (including flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, ladybugs, and birds) on a 1930s child mannequin from an old bridal shop.
35” x 15” x 15”
Elephant themed jewelry (with references to White Elephant, Pink Elephant, Dumbo, Horton, Babar, Ganesha, the GOP elephant, and stories from literature like the Indian fable, “The Elephant and the Blind Men”).
15”x 18” x 7”
Lucky charms (including souvenir pieces from Las Vegas, wishbones, horseshoes, wishing wells, Leprechauns and other symbols of luck), on a wooden dog, vintage assemblage box, lucky pennies I found on the streets of Los Angeles, antique zinc letters, good luck horseshoe plaque, and a framed four leaf clover. Around his neck Lucky Dog is proudly wearing pieces from “Tails of Joy”, jewelry that helps the wonderful animal rescue organization founded by my friend, comedian Elayne Boosler.
19” x 11” x 14”
Cat themed vintage jewelry on a wooden kitty based on the markings of my favorite pet, Colfax.
7” x 17” x 5”
Americana themed vintage jewelry (including flags, presidential memorabilia, political buttons, eagles, Declaration of Independence, Betsy Ross, Patriots, 1776, Liberty Bell, and the Statue of Liberty) on a wooden dog.
16” x 8” x 12”
Lucky charms (including lucky pennies, dice, gnomes, stars, souvenir pieces from Las Vegas, and other symbols of luck) on a vintage wooden duck that was a prop in a coastal restaurant, a mid-century footstool, metal letters from the 1950s that were used on mailboxes, and brass 4 leaf clovers.
31” x 27” x 15”
Bird and dog themed jewelry on a wooden dog, antique metal address letters, and a vintage drawer.
16” x 22” x 10”
Vintage jewelry and pocket watch with Alice in Wonderland fobs on a wooden rabbit.
17 “x 16” x 7”
Vintage religious and peace themed charms and doodads applied to a fiberglass cow on a 1930s gilded department store display.
The fiberglass cow once grazed in Susan and Graham Nash’s backyard. Every major world religion is represented in the treasures on the piece, as are many leaders in the peace movement like Martin Luther King and Gandhi.
47” x 24” x 44
Night image themed vintage jewelry (including stars, moons, planets, angels, Santa Claus, owls, constellations, rockets and the Zodiac) applied to a collector’s replica of an antique rocking horse, and brass Dayton letters from 1910.
58” x 20” x 49”