PORTFOLIO • Mixed Media, Sculpture & Assemblage
From the earliest works in this portfolio to the more recent ones you will observe a preeminent focus on surface and texture. You may also notice the dialogue that goes on between the process and the materials put into play. How the materials will determine the final look is always my starting point. There is some deception here that is critical to the result, because I enjoy exploring sometimes unlikely materials and developing techniques for their artistic use. It is not unusual, therefore, to find wallboard compound, sand, peat moss, tar, bits of wire, string, tape, wood, styrofoam or corrugated cardboard underlying the more traditional paint and varnish.
Conceptually, my three dimensional works have no initial subject or point of view. During the assembly process, however, each piece eventually suggests the final direction, theme, or idea that I must choose for it. Each artwork always demands a title that can open a connection to the viewer.