"Taking himself seriously, so you don't have to."

Kansas City Star Makerfaire 2017 Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Featured, Sculpture, Video | 0 comments

“Garret Tufte, 32, works as a civil engineer and land surveyor in Lawrence, Kan. But he is also a writer and — as the limestone carving taking shape with his hands showed — a sculptor.”

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“Roots Unbound” – In Progress

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Featured, Sculpture | 0 comments

18″ x 18″ x 50″, 350 lbs., Italian marble. Work in progress.

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A Letter Concerning Minimum Wage (with calculations)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Economics, Featured, Misc. Prose | 0 comments

This is an increase in the minimum wage. If we’d like to keep our governmental functions and stimulate the economy, simultaneously, it’s a winner. When you pay your workers enough to buy their own work, you make equity, as Henry Ford paid his employees enough to buy their own vehicles.

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“A Titan Emerges”

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Drawings, Featured | 0 comments

The long awaited final installment of a four-part political cartoon series. 24″ x 36″ pencil drawing on paper, digitally colorized. Click on the picture for highest...

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A Simple Sonata

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Audio, Featured | 1 comment

Around five minutes of solo piano. Three years of playing, and this is something new, composed, and particular. According to my mentor, this is “the first thing you have played that I understand”. Success! Playing with the 1-3-5-7 in C-major, with a little bit of B. Enjoy!

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Onward’s Sphinx

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Drawings, Featured | 1 comment

It is a long road… Part 3 of a 4 part series. 36″ x 24″ pencil drawing on paper, digitally colorized.

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Stand Strong

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Drawings, Featured | 1 comment

The 2nd of a 4-part series. Individual focus, and the forces at work upon (and within) one’s mind. 18″ x 24″, digitally colorized.

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Piano @ the Studio, May 25th, 2016

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Audio, Featured | 0 comments

Twas a dark and stormy night in May. ~4 variations on a theme.

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Economic Growth: A Visual Translation

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Drawings, Economics, Featured, Philosophy | 0 comments

Everything in this picture is a specific metaphor. The main figure, a woman, referred to as “the Body”, is tortured and ripped to pieces. She represents our general welfare, our environment, our shared present, our common dreams, in the style of Lady Liberty. Each “Lilliputian” represents their own part in this charade.

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Piano @ the Capitol w/Dustin Baxter

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Audio, Featured | 1 comment

Recorded February 5th, 2016 in the beautiful and reverberating rotunda of the Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. Featuring your mad pianist, Garret C. Tufte, and classical piano maestro Dustin Baxter.

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