Welcome to the Throwback Archive.  

Throughout the years of Propeller Studio -1987-2005, I had three different warehouse studios, moving from one, to the next larger one each time, finally ending up on Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, VA. in a 3200 sq. ft. space attached to the back of

the Global Printing building.  Our clientele was a mix of advertising agencies, smaller boutique design studios, various entrepreneurs doing many types of businesses, exhibit companies, television studios, photographers and videographers. 

A majority of the work shown here came out of Propeller Studio.  It was all commercial visual artwork and it demanded

the application of an extremely diverse set of skills to get the job done.  The success of the projects at the time was very much attributed to out-of-the-box thinking and an ability to improvise solutions on the fly.  I employed a small group of people that I relied on to help accomplish the tasks, always changing and tailored to the needs of the moment.  However, I have to give a special nod to the talented Mr. Howard Connelly who was with me for 12 years and was instrumental in helping to figure out some very off the wall applications of our many skills....thank you and I couldn't have done a lot of it without you! 

Although the quality of some of the photos is not very good, I felt it was important to include most of what I had stuck in the drawers of my flat file, regardless of this.  I wish I had all of the moments recorded  (if we only had cell phones with cameras and instagram back then!) but am happy to present just a sampling of what went on over that special time period at Propeller Studio, as well as a few other projects since then.  Thanks for looking.





Ceiling tile design and fabrication for The Head Shop in Houston, TX.

Sculpted dimensional 4' x 4' master tile with fiberglass mold and casting.

Fiberglass shape was used for vacuform reproduction of 150 ceiling tiles.

Silkscreen veins and iris colors with handpainted red tones throughout.

finished 4' x 4' panel detail

handshaped master using polystyrene

fiberglass negative mold

Vacuform process

finished panel before handpainting

mockup to determine vein layout around protruding eyeballs

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