started developing bubble machines to help identify wind directions
and speed for kite flying. He was presented with the Honorary
Order of the Kite Award by the Maryland Kite Society, and is also
known for pioneering the use of a flexible, transparent plastic
material to create his Stained Glass Kite.
has freely shared the plans for a number of bubble machines with
others. His "Ephemeral
Sculpture Machine" bubble machine (at right) was displayed at
the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, where he also
taught a class called Gizmo-ology 101: Inventing, Bubbles,
and Inventing Bubbles.
News Journal called him the "Pied Bubbler of Delaware,"
recognizing his years of taking his bubble inventions to entertain
at parks, festivals, charity walks, concerts, fairs, and other
community gatherings without ever accepting payment. As he explains,
it is "not a business ... just a lifestyle."