My artwork is about change. Through the integration of human forms and various images from nature and fantasy, these anthropomorphic sculptures convey the spirit of transformation at work in all of us. Caterpillars become butterflies or moths, nymphs turn into dragonflies, acorns grow to be trees. I believe human beings too, must embrace change in order to grow, metaphorically shedding the skins of our previous selves to evolve – intellectually, creatively and spiritually.
I create mixed media 2- and 3-dimensional sculptures, wall mounted or free standing with stone bases, using steel, copper, bronze, fused glass and acrylics. My personal aesthetic tends towards colorful, highly textured and dynamic surfaces – the latter a holdover from decades of working with clay.
Bodies and wings are covered with texture and lava pastes providing a design surface that I colorized with metal coatings, patinas and acrylic paints.
Even the pieces with highly polished metal surfaces light up with cross-hatched grinding patterns and symbolic etchings. I create 100% unique fused glass compositions from clear, transparent and dichroic glasses and apply in various ways to complete the artwork.
That’s what I make …