Completed shortly before I left California in 1989, this piece was made for an invitational show at the American Craft Museum in New York that was never actually held. It was to have been funded by the Dixie Cup company on the theme of “To Drink”, but funding fell through, and the show was cancelled. […]
Carved early in my association with Tony Solazzo, this marble carving is an example of the road less traveled. Painted marble.
I am still very proud of this piece of cast glass. I arranged a dinner setting and covered it with plastic stretched across, and then slowly weighed the plastic down with plaster and ended up with the mold I took this from. I believe this sold to a collector from Japan.
This painting was the last piece I did in California. I’ve always liked it, and today it hangs in my dining room. Magic is as magic does.
Ameriflora …I had just moved to Columbus, and Ameriflora was Columbus’s introduction to the world.
One of my last pieces painted in California. This was painted on a metal sign I pulled from a construction/deconstruction site. It was purchased by an ex roommate, who still owns it. I am chagrined I didn’t do more paintings on old signs. Great idea. The percolator bulb is a photo of a full moon […]
I used the coffee pot as a surrogate such that I could do self portraits incognito. College was a fun time. Long ago…. this piece is long ago sold.
A piece from my college years. Learning to paint. Everybody has a past.
Did you notice the dancers? Another piece from my college days. A prelude to windless days with a big sail. This piece is still available.
One of my earliest fans and collectors, my ex-roommate Megan, apparently suffered the indignity of me swiping an old bedspread when I couldn’t afford canvas. Turns out it was her grandmother’s and she almost killed me. Subject is a near death experience I had.
Sold by a gallery in New York (I never received my share), this piece was one of three or four I did using plastic draped over objects to create my masters. I took molds of the tableau and cast it in glass with copper inclusions. They all sold. I would love to do more.
An early experiment in how to deal with slab marble and still deal with space as a part of the sculpture. Sold and then broken. This is the only photograph I have of a piece I spent a great deal of time on.
Long ago sold. The fruit in the bowl is fabric cut from Goodwill suits and overlaid with acrylic gel. I hope the buyer still likes it… that was twenty years ago.
For a long while I did a series of acrylics on paper. This is a sample. The image is of Trotsky.
A drawing from my college days. Working it. Still available.
My only piece of ceramic sculpture ever. Broken in the move from California to Ohio. I had a friend in the ceramics department claim it was his so I could get it fired.
As my son outgrew his clothing, I found the abandoned things I had held so dear poignant in a strange way, and did a series of glass castings taken from clothing he had outgrown. This piece, with it’s severe cracking, has always stuck with me. The pants and the shirt are two different castings. I […]
A thief stole my paints from my vehicle while my band was rehearsing, and I spent the next yuear paintin with only black, white, and yellow ochre, in homage to Rembrandt’s poverty period, in which he also used only those three tints.
Painted as a student in the early eighties, this painting was purchased by my brother (one of several he has). I am glad it is still in the family. I’ve always been fond of this piece. Another of the black/white/yellow ocher only paintings.
That was a wonderful summer. Some of these works on paper are still available.
This was one of my first stone commissions. It is patterned after a small glass figurine the client liked.
This was an enormous undertaking- my largest canvas ever, done as a student for my senior show. I built a platform over my studio kitchen so I could work on it on ladders without disrupting the flow of the studio (five of us shared the large factory space). It earned me a full ride scholarship […]