Bright Green Sonic Melkerson

Bright Green Sonic Melkerson

I built this piece for the 2023 Buskerfest in Boone, NC, a now annual event produced by the Watagua Arts Council. Boone is filled with musicians—as you would imagine, many mining in the Appalachian bluegrass/old time vein, and others producing…

Vesselalia sculptures 1 and 2


VESSELALIA is a project of interactive sculptures who improvise music and light with each other and with human performers as well as listener-observers. The piece will be presented as a matrix of 49 sculptures which will tour around the country…

Citi di Omnucular

These three chaps are made of steel and brass. I thought I was building a city, but apparently ended up with characters. Or maybe they are vehicles. Travel across this great land! Commission, private collection

Omnucular: Six Heavens

Omnuculars are from a morning vision of retro circus devices from the future—that is, objects from the future, sent to our past and then discovered in the present.



The Tendrillophone is a small scale time machine. My intention was to use it for forward/backward time travel, but apparently loads of problems with that. Also, the device is too small for myself and most (all?) other humans. That’s frustrating.…

Olonium sculpture


Sculpture Steel, brass tuba parts This tuba is a dead instrument. Once played by aspiring high schoolers who dreamed of a life in Marching Band, they slowly graduated and realized the instrument would never lead to love or sex, only…