From my studio(s)

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Blue Nest 
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Toyota Van
Main Street
The Cocoon
Cowlick Combs

My 4 Studio spaces that have opened up into Vancouver laneways since 2009 are cold in the winter, hot in the summer, cool in the fall and damp in the spring.  What more could a guy ask for?   I mean it!  So many people over the years have either driven or walked by with a smile and so many, without maybe even knowing it, have given me much encouragement and confidence through their complimentary words towards my work.  And I'm especially proud when my neighbours thank me for providing a little extra feeling of security as the warm glow from my studio often fills their section of laneway - both literally and figuratively.  I'm usually producing sculpture pieces within, but like any other studio space, angles of all sorts tend to get explored.  I love being in the studio!   Here are some pieces that were mainly inspired by very special people that are close to me in my life who deserved to receive a gift from me!

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - I sorta think that this shape resembles a whale. I actually created it when I was reading Moby Dick.

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - I liked this little piece and decided to keep it for one of my wife's beautiful plants.

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - another simple 3 piece ensemble.

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - the circular metal piece(s) came from an old light fixture that I got my hands on during one of my renovation projects.

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - a very simple 3 piece ensemble.

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - I remember picking up the main piece on a beach almost a decade ago.

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs studio

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs studio

Plant stand
Plant stand

From the Cowlick Combs studio

Dog bowls holder
Dog bowls holder

From the Cowlick Combs studio -

Dog Bowls holder
Dog Bowls holder

From the Cowlick Combs Studio

Indoor Dog house/crate
Indoor Dog house/crate

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - This is for our little pooch, Cha Cha. It's made from old reclaimed fir with a mosaic tile touch.

Indoor dog house/crate
Indoor dog house/crate

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - this is for my little pooch, Cha Cha. It's made from reclaimed fir with a mosaic tile touch.

Bird Feeder
Bird Feeder

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - a gift for my mother-in-law , Kimiko.

Flower
Flower

From the Cowlick Combs Studio to beautiful Japan.

Flower Base
Flower Base
Iwaki City Tsunami
Iwaki City Tsunami

From the Cowlick Combs studio

Stand Up Shelf
Stand Up Shelf

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - This was sent to my Nephew - Ben's dormitory for his phone, wallet, keys, and whatever else.

Pollinating Seed
Pollinating Seed

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - Happy second anniversary Lemyui.

Trophy
Trophy

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - This trophy combines a golf club, a hockey stick and a baseball bat - some of Ralph's loves during his life.

Trophy
Trophy

From the Cowlick Combs studio - This trophy is awarded to The Combers' man of the year. The Combers is my ball club.

Bird Feeder
Bird Feeder

From the Cowlick Combs studio - This Bird Feeder resides on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. See the little white ring? I'm trying to get a photo of a bird sitting in it.

End table
End table

From the Cowlick Combs Studio - Lemyui wanted a little table that was mobile. Light fixture, driftwood, angel wing - shaped fir.

Music stand
Music stand

From the Cowlick Combs studio - This music stand was a gift to Lemyui for Christmas. Cello if you're wondering.

Shelf
Shelf

From the Cowlick Combs studio - This shelf sits in our sitting room.

Jewelry holder
Jewelry holder

From the Cowlick Combs studio - This was a gift to Lemyui and her earrings.

Flower
Flower

From the Cocoon - This flower was a christmas gift to my very special niece - Abby, who is so beautiful, inside and out.

Angel for my Angel
Angel for my Angel

From the Cocoon - This Angel was gifted to my future wife for Christmas years back. My first sculpture for her. She's really such an angel.