As a working artist, it's always a professional milestone to have your work exhibited in a permanent collection or as part of a group show.
2018 saw two bronze pieces added to the permanent collections of Seattle''s Museum of Pop Culture and Ireland's Dublin Writers museum; Mary Shelley and the second of two busts of Bram Stoker respectively. Their unveilings were well attended.
2017 held my first collaboration with the Museum of Pop Culture as Dacre Stoker and I unveiled the first of two Bram Stoker busts to a capacity crowd as part of the "Sacred to Death; the Art of Horror Film".
2017 also brought a wonderful holdover from 2016, which was the awe-inspiring Guillermo del Toro exhibit "At Home With Monsters" which showcased the best of the best of Mr. del Toro's selection of art, genre' artifacts and ephemera from his extensive collection at his legendary "Bleak House".
Having been a privileged guest at Bleak House in 2013, it was my absolute honor that Mr. del Toro graciously included several of my pieces in this exhibit, ranging from the life size bronze busts of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft to some smaller Lovecraft sculptures. Indeed, Mr. del Toro was my first patron over a decade ago and included that signed Lovecraft sculpture as part of the exhibit much to my pleasant surprise as I hadn't seen it in years.
The exhibit began it's tour at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from July 31 to November 27, 2016 in the prestigious Art of the Americas Building.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
The second leg of the tour was at the Minneapolis Institute of Art from March 5, 2017 to May 28, 2017 and finally completing it's journey at the Art Gallery of Ontario from September 30, 2017 to January 7, 2018. It's possible that the exhibit may travel to Mexico in 2019 as well.
It was an absolute honor to be included in this landmark exhibit with so many other wonderful artists that I greatly admire and respect as well as being extraordinarily appreciative of Mr. del Toro's kind patronage for many years now.
In 2014, my bronze bust of Edgar Allan Poe was unveiled at the Boston Public Library in Massachusetts in the Abbey Room and finally placed on permanent display in the newly renovated Johnson Wing in 2016.
Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
2013 was the first year of my library collaborations as the Providence Athenaeum in Rhode Island graciously accepted my bronze bust of H.P. Lovecraft where it greets visitors to this historic library every day.
Providence Athenaeum, Providence, Rhode Island