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When I tell someone ‘I’m an artist,’ sooner or later the reality emerges: I just like making things.  I love the process and problem solving involved in the assemblage of various disparate materials and skills into one some-thing.  My art is typically sculptural (3D and 2D) in form but also very multimedia, using combinations of metal, ceramics, fused and mosaic glass, stone, patinas and paint used to create visually appealing and, if serendipity is paying me some attention, emotionally connecting pieces.

My focus now is on figurative art with varying combinations of fused glass, steel and stone.  There is plenty of other art to be found here as well so, please click around.

If you want to see my most recent artwork, insights into my creative process or just what I’m thinking lately, read my blog.

Enjoy…

Dragonflies have broad inspirational value to me. There is the visual appeal: they come in dozens of colors, have these intricate, diaphanous wings and multi-faceted eyes that cover most of their head.  There is the philosophical angle: the fact that they start as nymphs in the water and eventually take to the air adds to their being a part of my story and another reminder of metamorphosis and the power of change.  Then there is the educational aspect: making dragonflies offered me the opportunity to learn increasingly complex sculpture construction techniques using metal, glass, clay and other materials to make enduring outdoor sculptures.  This led me to the figurative sculptures I focus on today.

I have been working my way to “here” for some time now … it was always about doing figurative work.   Matisse’s cutouts, Giacometti Walking Man sculptures, Bill Worrell’s shamans … have been imprinting my brain for decades with various abstracted versions of the human form.  All of the anthropomorphic figures I make are cut and sculpted from plate steel using a plasma cutter.  The various pieces are welded together, the steel polished and then clear and dichroic fused glass are attach to the wings. Carved stone bases complete the sculptures.

Whereas my focus is figurative art, I do like making most any-things.  And, since creativity and inspiration on a given day doesn’t always neatly fit into a category, we have … the Eclectic Art Gallery.  Here you will find randomly conceived indoor sculptures (with stories attached!), original paintings, metal flowers and whatever else I dream up that’s good enough to take a picture of.

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