A successful work of art must be satisfying visually, emotionally, and intellectually.
Different themes spiral in and out of my artwork and are later revisited. Some of my work is personal, even autobiographical, and at other times I prefer to create abstract compositions. A unifying theme is the survival of the human spirit. I believe a sense of humor is an important survival tool.
I have enjoy making art from found objects and recycled materials. The objects contain a history which can suggest meaning or stand as symbols. My education and training includes a variety of materials and processes in both 2d and 3d art, and these are often mixed together in the work.
Some artists travel to exotic places for inspiration. My artwork comes from observing things in the everyday world. Perhaps it may lead the viewer to a different awareness.
Tannery Arts Center
1050 River St., Studio #126
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
2021, "Beauty or Truth", Artworks, San Rafael
2021, "Reflections" Pajaro Valley Arts
2021, "In These Uncertain Times", Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
2020, “50/50”, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2020, “Isolation”, online exhibition at https://i5olationportfolio.org/
2019, “Water/Metal”, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
2019, ”Sculpture Is: In the Garden”2019”, Sierra Azul, Watsonville, CA
2018 “Sculpture Now”, Works by Pacific Rim Sculptors, Peninsula Museum of Art
2018, “Imagine Peace Now”, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2018, “SCRAP”, R.Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz
2016, International Sculpture Day Exhibition, Art Object Gallery, San Jose
2016, Sculpture Is: Pajaro Vallery Art Center, Watsonville, CA
2015-16, “Furnished”, Solo Exhibition, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
2014, “Real and Surreal”, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco
2014 “In 3-D - Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors”, Art Ark, San Jose CA
2014, “Breaking Out of the Box”, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara CA
2014, “Sculpture!”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2014, “Transformations of Connectivity”, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA
2012, “Echoing Visual Voices”, National Steinbeck Center, Salinas CA
2009, “A Closer Look”, Triton Museum of Art”, Santa Clara, CA
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
Southwest Missouri State University