Commission a New Custom Automaton
Gifts · Donation Boxes · Focal Centerpiece
Perhaps you would like to commemorate a special occasion, find that unique gift for someone special (yourself?) or create an iconic piece for your business or organization. Whatever it is that you want to celebrate, I can help you do it with a custom creation designed especially for you.
I accept commissions large and small from individuals, organizations or business and enjoy working with clients to help them identify themes or stories that can be embodied and brought to life through automata story-telling!
Read About Previous Commissions:
In the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic it’s not uncommon for anyone to be seeking solace and inspiration. I found mine in the office of Doctor Flowers. Sometimes all we need is someone to patiently listen to our troubles in order to connect with our own inner strength and “Flowering”. This piece is heavy…Read More
The director of the clinic approached me because he had seen another piece of mine in another health setting and wanted a custom piece for their pediatric waiting area. A meeting with staff revealed that they wanted to embrace a theme that reflected the nature of the area surrounding the clinic, specifically the Minnesota River Valley.Read More
I met with the client and we talked about her husband and the things he enjoys doing (skiing, bicycling, etc.), then she added that if I could include her second most favorite being (Beabie, the family dog) she would be most happy. I asked if Beabie enjoyed skijoring (the dog wears a harness and pulls a skier), and she replied, “Beabie doesn’t like to do much of anything!”Read More
This piece was commissioned by a California Americana collector as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for his parents. The idea for Spirit of Adventure came from all the wonderful trips they have taken as a family to far reaches of the world. As the crank is turned the bi-plane undulates as if in flight as scenes pass below them.Read More