About Me

I am an artist whose work has an intensely historical, even biographical concept to it. I see the objects that I paint through the eyes of a 18th century artist and craftsman. My goal as an artist is to create every item with an historical past with an aged look and feel to it. I made a pouch for the Leonardo DeCaprio movie, The Revenant" as well as the pouch for Billie Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) for the movie The Alamo, and also provided other props for this movie. Early American Life magazine thrice named me one of the top craftsmen in America for both my paintings and my leatherwork.. My pouches were rated for their quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and construction techniques by judges expert in museum-quality antiques and fine, high-end reproductions. My work has also been featured in videos, tv documentaries and numerous times in magazines and on their covers. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dark Day Pouch

I made this pouch and based it on "The Dark Day in New England, May 18th,1780."
On that date, the sun was obscured at sunrise. Extraordinary darkness occurred shortly before noon. Peak obscurity was reported at noon. The blackened sky remained for the remainder of the day. The sun became red, the sky appeared to have a yellow cast and the moon became as red as blood. Schools were closed, children sent home. Cattle lay down to sleep, chickens went to roost, and many people believed  that the world was coming to an end. Communications of the day were primitive and most people thought the darkness to be inexplainable, so they applied religious interpretations to the event. Many thought that the Dark Day was a supernatural event caused by God. The cause of this phenomenal event has yet to be throughly unexplained.