Welcome to Babacool Arts! I create masks and other artwork out of metal, clay, recycled materials, and stained glass. All of my works can be outside...I see them on a fence, on a tree, or on the side of a house, shed, barn or garage. My work is inspired by nature and it feels right that my pieces can be displayed within natural settings.
My metal pieces are created with heat, cut with a plasma cutter, and/or welded. My clay pieces are hand-built and hand-glazed and fired in a kiln. I love combining mediums - clay with metal, metal with stained glass, recycled materials with metal and/or clay. My favorite recycled materials include shovels, pans, metal pails, wine corks, propane tanks, and other interesting things I happen to come across.
If you see a piece here that you are interested in but it is sold, please contact me and I would be happy to create a similar one for you. I do every piece by hand, so each piece is unique. Also, I am constantly updating this website as pieces are sold and new pieces are created. Please visit the ART link above to see examples of my artwork.
Babacool Arts has recently moved to Sudbury, Massachusetts from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am so happy to be working here in New England! As I mentioned, my pieces are inspired by nature - in particular, the forest and the ocean, both of which are here in abundance. I love our new location and I am enjoying all of the daily adventures involved with living in a different part of the country. Life is good!
I hope you enjoy my work. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.