Here is one of my newest characters, The Cowboy. I have been interested in repurposing old shoes and have started a series of quirky characters. Using plaster gauze and joint compound as the building mediums, I start to create a face, and as it is being put together the idea emerges. Facial features are build and more plaster is applied. After everything completely dries, layers of tissue paper and paint goes on, then once the basic face is finished, it is sealed and the embellishments are added. A grouping of these shoe characters can be found at Chimayo Gallery in Perkasie, PA or you can see a few of them that are posted in the Gallery section of this website.