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Thanks for your patience with this website! It’s currently being built out with more narrative and insights for each project. That said, you can scroll through for a photo-based overview of my work.

Art Objects + Product Design


(Digital photos taken through a microscope.) The following images are composed of hundreds of individual images. Each “frame” is actually a  stack of images compressed to make one image, and then that compressed image is stitched with other compressed images to make a singular composition.

The following images are microscopic compositions naturally occuring in gemstones and crystals.

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Tastemakers @ Brooklyn Navy Yard
May-November 2018

Key ingredients from the Navy Yard’s production and retail tenants located in building 77. Restaurants featured:

Russ & Daughters
Rustik Tavern
Jalapa Jar
Transmitter Brewery
Brooklyn Roasting Co.

yo! thanks for peeping my work!


Steph Mantis—

In short, a human being, making, thinking, reframing, sharing, and loving with high hopes of inspiring the same in others.

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2. Animal Butt Magnets

Animal Butt Magnets / 2010
Produced by Kikkerland

            Animal butt magnets are the by-product of my Pack Rack. After months of cutting off heads and saving the bodies because I saw them as potential material, I started cutting off the front legs to make butt magnets. Initially, the profit margin’s were amazing; I was using “waste” material that had already been paid for AND a good amount of labor was already done. So my costs became the magnets and packaging.

Animal butt magnets became my best selling product, eventually flipping the margins, but by this time Kikkerland had expressed interest in licensing them so I gratefully agreed. A few years later, I’m proud to say animal butt magnets have been and continue to be one of their best selling items (cat butts in particular.)