River Goddess

“River Goddess”

Cedar  7’ x 3’ x 3’

Machine Shop Gallery


She is the guardian of the rivers and protector of the fish who hide beneath her robe and swim along the ribbon of her gown.

She can change into a fish – they are one and the same.

We’ll Be Right Back!

“We’ll be Right Back!”

Cedar, glass & steel

12’h x 8’ x 4’

San Juan Island Sculpture Park, Roche Harbor, Wa.


Cedar space Ship by Pat McVay
Steel by Doug Caton of Nichols Bros. Boat Works
Blown glass flames by Callahan McVay

We made this sculpture in 2003, the year that my son was born.
That was the year that our country invaded Iraq.
The title comes from the victory proclamations of the day:
“Mission accomplished!” and “We’ll be right back!”

Giant Snake Escapes from Zoo!

“Giant Snake Escapes from Zoo!”

Sequoia   3’ x 3’ X 4′ high

Machine Shop Gallery. Langley, WA


The big snake has slithered through the morning paper and is crushing the TV stand.

The paper tells the story of what happened at the zoo and the photo shows how it got away (and what it had for lunch!)

Now the huge serpent is even bigger and is a bit sleepy as it watches itself on the news, where it looks really quite sensational.

…and the bulge on it’s stomach tells where the zoo keeper went.

Big Menu Items

Life size King Salmon and Rockfish – just a few of almost 200 carvings

Commissioned by the Crab Pot Restaurant
Throughout Pier 57 Seattle waterfront near the Great Wheel


Big cedar baseball mitt chair
6′ x 4′ x 3′


Beat up “Cedar Ball”
3′ x 2′ x 2′

Fishing Lessons

  • Fishing Lessons

“Fishing Lessons”
Sitka spruce 7’h x 5’w x 3′

On display at the Snohomish Co. Plaza
Everett, WA


Father’s Day!

“Father’s Day!”
Sitka Spruce  8′ X 4′ x 4′

The big lion is roaring because his Baby cub is biting his Dad on the ass!

On display at Music for the Eyes Gallery
Langley, Washington