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I'm a recent graduate of the University of Houston BFA - Sculpture program. My primary interests are building Cigar Box Guitars, making sc
I'm a recent graduate of the University of Houston BFA - Sculpture program. My primary interests are building Cigar Box Guitars, making sc

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"It Could Get Loud" - Final Project Senior Semester-1
Mineral Oil does not conduct electricity. This little factoid came up during a conversation with a friend, and it became the inspiration for my Final Project for the Fall '15 semester. Apparently, mineral oil lacks the necessary electrons to conduct electri...

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Cigar Box Ukuleles: The Simpsons & Smiley Face Lunch Box
I built my first CBG four years ago this month. Building these instruments has led me down a very interesting path. CBGs have become a real passion, bordering on obsession. Making music from unusual objects is a fascinating and gratifying pursuit. I look ar...

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"Water Works"
Project #1 Senior Semester-2 While researching sound artists such as Liz Philips, a pioneer in the early days of Sound Art, I came across a large-scale installation of floating crystal bowls by Celeste Bousier-Mougenot. It was her piece that became the insp...

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Two Ukes, a Kalima, and a Can-Jo, Walked Into a Bar...
The following are all cigar-box guitar style builds for my girlfriend who is a music educator in South China, where she teaches music theory and performance to children. All the instruments were built using basic kit parts available at C.B. Gitty . The kits...

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"It Could Get Loud" - Final Project Senior Semester-1
Mineral Oil does not conduct electricity. This little factoid came up during a conversation with a friend, and it became the inspiration for my Final Project for the Fall '15 semester. Apparently, mineral oil lacks the necessary electrons to conduct electri...

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"Nut Job"
Since the early days of the the University of Houston some eighty plus years ago, there has been a very large and well established squirrel population. Generation upon generation of squirrels living in very close proximity to the humans on campus has made t...

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"Domestic Situation" - Senior 1 Semester
Domestic Situation was inspired by Trouble Chair which was one of the 13 Sculptures from my Junior semester.  
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