Mixed Media Assemblage, 10" x 8" x 6"
oil on wood; 16”x20”image, 20”x24” framed
mixed media assemblage (including wood, wire, and glass rods), 18"x8"x10"
oil on wood; 24”x18”image, 28”x22” framed
mixed media assemblage (including wood, wire, copper, and tin); 15"x8"x9"
oil on wood; 24”x8”image, 28”x12” framed
mixed media sculpture including wood, glass, metal, gold leaf, found objects and oil piant.
mixed media assemblage (including wood, found objects, glass and metal); 22”x24”x14”
mixed media assemblage (including wood, found objects, brass and tin); 16"x15"x8,"
mixed media assemblage (including wood, found objects, and pate’ de verre glass); 12”x16”x9”
mixed media assemblage (including wood, found objects, plaster, foam, brass and metal)); 13”x26”x12”
oil on wooden panel / glass / tile / tiger’s eye stones / reclaimed wood / ceramic; 25”x20”x2,” 6/03 &12/09
This Little Light of Mine
oil on wooden panel / glass / reclaimed wood / ceramic; 28”x20”x2,”
The Whole Night Sky
oil on wooden panel / azurite / glass / tile / ceramic plate / reclaimed wood / assemblage/ceramic; 27"x34"x10,”
These charachters have grown out of images of Hopi Kachinas, medieval images of green men, misericords, and other carvings in wood and stone from the 11th to 15th century, the Dutch Baroque painters (Hals, Heda and Rembrandt), the Mannerists (Tintoretto and Veronese), with the emotional punch of the Expressionists (Kollwitz and Beckmann).
The artwork’s content issues from my profound coming to terms with being human, and my faith that there is something much bigger than all of this. Flourishing out of almost fifteen years of being part of “shadow work,” the art aims in part, to represent sincerely a portrait of the psycho-social identity of the 21st century. The use of assemblage in the work both in painted and actual form represents the amalgamation of events, genetics, things and life that create who we are, for better or for worse. Life simply seems to depend on the choices we make with what we are given.