PORTFOLIO • Mixed Media, Sculpture & Assemblage

Recent Artwork Center Screen Image

Assumption • Mixed Media
24 X 24
2009

 

Assumption •  Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Bound Landscape • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Create, Destroy, Seek, Wonder • Mixed Media<br>24 X 48<br>1977    Diamond X • Mixed Media<br>65 X 65<br>1970    Double Cross • Mixed Media<br>42 X 48 Variable<br>1994    Eva′s Cross • Mixed Media<br>72.25 X 82 X 4 Variable<br>1989    Ground Zero • Altar of the True Path • Side View<br>60 X 28.5 X 42<br>1990    Rift Series • Blackwater Landscape • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Rift Series • Desecrated Landscape • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Rift Series • Green Mist • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Rift Series • Lava Flow • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Rift Series • Parched Landscape • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Rift Series • Yellow Landscape • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2010    River Landscape • Mixed Media<br>24 X 24<br>2009    Soft Circle • Twine & Mixed Media<br>36 X 36<br>2008    Tension Compression Structure • Mixed Media<br>96 Dia. X 108.5<br>1994    The Future Was Theirs • Mixed Media<br>36 X 58 X 5<br>1990    The Winds of War • Acrylic & Mixed Media<br>24 X 48<br>1977   


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.