Carved Wood Sculpture & Colorful Layered Painted Panels.
Part anthropologist, part collector; my art path has taken many twists and turns.
I don‚Äôt set out to recycle or upcycle, as much as I can hold an object and see possibilities. I‚Äôm driven to build or create something where there once was nothing. At heart I‚Äôm a painter, having dabbled in many mediums. A common thread is unexpected colors or materials. I am easily bored, if I‚Äôm not challenging or pushing myself. Creating a problem that needs solving.
The worn discarded fragments I use, can range from an old fishing float, a cutting board with lots of marks, to a discarded paint brush used for many years, all the layers of paint telling their story. It‚Äôs exciting to see what emerges. Wood carving is a subtractive medium; unforgiving. Each piece of wood is a bit of a mystery, with different grains and ages, each presenting the challenge I crave.
I strive for craftsmanship and try to elevate the forgotten, into an heirloom.
My style is primitive, naive with touches of urban, destruction and decay creeping in.
I seek simplicity, in a world that is too often mass produced.
I have had the privilege of publishing many articles; two are upcoming in spring 2013, Art Doll Quarterly and Prims. Another highlight was a spot on HGTV‚Äôs That‚Äôs Clever
I‚Äôve sold work all over the country , through local galleries. I am always honored when someone wants to own a piece I‚Äôve made, and also a little sad to see a piece of art go. See my art resume on my blog's right hand column