My artwork is diverse in style, technique,
and content. You will find here: abstract sculptures, symbolic
pieces, mobiles, outdoor sculptures, and more. I have worked with:
metal, wood, cement, paint, and found objects. The mix
may seem a bit chaotic at first, but as you explore, you will
begin to see some of the threads which tie my work together:
humor, a fascination with curves, motion (or implied motion),
and an interest in the human condition. I love experimenting
and exploring this diverse range. I hope that you will enjoy
exploring the results!
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My artwork is diverse in materials, style,
technique, and content. It is difficult to explain the diversity,
except to say that I love to experiment and I am drawn to
new challenges. I work with wood, metals, cement, plastics,
and found objects. Some of the threads that tie my work together
are humor, a fascination with curves, motion (or implied motion),
and an interest in the human condition. My sculptures can
roughly be divided into two parts--decorative works and social
My decorative works include freestanding
sculptures (indoor and outdoor), wall pieces, and mobiles.
They range in size from tabletop pieces to a 55' long mobile
(Eclipse). These works tend to be curvy, abstract, distorted
geometric forms. Most embody a strong sense of motion. I am
intrigued by motion or, more accurately, the paths taken by
objects in motion. I love to let my eyes trace the path of
a bird swooping through the air or a fish gliding through
water. Many of my sculptures are like 3-D snapshots of such
While most of my decorative pieces contain
aspects of implied motion, the mobiles are literally in motion.
The delicate balance and subtle, graceful, gliding motions
of mobiles have intrigued me since I was a child. As a sculptor
I appreciate the ever-changing shapes and intersections of
My works of social commentary include the
American Artifacts series, figurative pieces, and other works.
These pieces often include an element of humor. The materials
are often related to the meaning of the pieces. Some pieces
are based in my personal experiences and struggles; others
are derived from my observations and understandings of the
world around me.
The series American Artifacts is a group
of mixed-media sculptures accompanied by text. The work is
created and presented in a form that simulates an exhibit
in a natural history museum. At first glance, the sculptures
appear to be artifacts from some foreign or primitive culture,
but on closer inspection one finds that the "artifacts"
are derived from objects common to modern life in the United
States. The accompanying text describes the objects in a style
reminiscent of the descriptions one might find in a natural
history museum beside stone axes and broken ceramic figurines,
yet it refers to our own culture.
A significant amount of my artwork has included
the human figure in one form or another. My work has included
life-size figures, portions of figures, and installations
using mannequins. I find something particularly compelling
in life-size human figures. They tend to create a strong presence
in a room regardless of the style or material. We are "programmed"
(psychologically if not biologically) to relate to the human
form in certain ways. When a viewer encounters a figurative
sculpture he brings a certain familiarity which at least for
a moment, allows him to feel a likeness to the sculpture.
The viewer also feels his difference of course, and from this
contradiction he must draw some meaning.
In all of my work, whether decorative or
provocative, I aim to offer viewers a new viewpoint.
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