I am extremely honored to be included with this new group show.

Aptly titled, the “World’s Greatest One of One Custom Toy Show” has an incredible roster of talent, and it’s an honor to show next to some of the top names in the field. The show is curated by phenomenal artist and friend of mine, “KMNDZ.” He’s made a couple pieces for the show, the teasers of which look incredible. The show is at the huge da Center for the Arts gallery space in Pomona, California, and it was fun to help do a little bit of the extensive mural work lining the walls for the show.

The custom I made was a modified Mega Munny by Kidrobot. For those not in the know, Kidrobot makes both blank and printed vinyl toys (and much more) for collection and customization. I had this Mega Munny sitting around for years since and was looking for something rather epic in scale to make from it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. It was a blast creating the various lichen and mushroom forms to modify the blank vinyl, and figuring out how to put it all together from the image in my head was…a learning experience to say the least. I’m very pleased with the final result, and will definitely be doing more customization in the future. I just may…do things a bit differently next time.

The show opens tonight at 6PM, and I’ll be in attendance, along with several other artists from the show. Full details are below.
Hope to see you there!


Acrylic on sculpted vinyl Mega Munny figure.
Sculptural elements created with Magic-Sculpt epoxy clay.
Dimensions variable, 13″ x 14″ x 24″  (2014)
Contact da Gallery for purchase inquiries.

back view.
top view. 



OneOfOneBackfull show details.


A Quintessential Quandary…

by ncwinters on April 4, 2011

No, not actually anything serious, just the new painted custom I’ve just completed.

Yes, I’m finally getting back to some toy painting. This one is for a Russian Nesting Dolls show opening this Saturday, April 9th at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim California. Full details are in the flyer down below.

I underestimated how much work these things were gonna be, clearly misled by their simple smooth shape. I thought it would be a breeze with a wide open area of space to paint, not to mention the fact that the tallest doll was only about 7 inches tall. Nope, the sheer multiplicity of the dolls combined with how much detail I choose to make was…a lot of work. I worked right up to the last minute (which I hate doing) but got them done. No resin this time, just acrylic on wooden dolls, natch.

UPDATE: Forgot to mention: Yes, that’s actually gold leafing on the base of the largest doll and over the entirety of the smallest doll. Enjoy!

Quintessential Quandary
Acrylic and gold leaf on wooden Russian nesting dolls.
dimensions variable. (2011)