In 2005 Bill began sculpting a new series of toy wagons after being awarded Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants in support, and opened a new studio that facilitated their creation. Below are the results, which he calls Boys Box ®.
Following his sculpted wagon series in 2005 Bill ventured into further explorations of three dimensional work, on a scale akin to that of his outdoor murals. The result is Flood-Plan®, a whimsical examination of global warming and the consequences that might ensue. After living in a storm region like Miami Beach during the threat of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Bill thought of this crazy yet prudent idea of hanging a lifeboat (actually a zodiac) outside his high rise window, this in reaction to the looming threat of an anticipated flood surge. In 2005 when hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on New Orleans and television captured (which it did) what most feared to be true (which it was), the thought galvanized further. Today with the continued threat of polar ice melting, the onslaught of fiercer weather and our obvious lack of preparedness in face of this reality, Bill feels that it may become an inevitablity. Below are his interpretations of these thoughts in artistic form.