I was born and raised in California, where I started painting primarily with
oils and acrylics. In the late 1970s I began to feel restricted by two-dimensional surfaces and began to pursue large-scale sculpture, including outdoor installations, using steel, rock, wood, found objects, artificial intelligence, and electricity. With some of these pieces, the viewer, either knowingly or not, may activate a mechanical part. At UCLA I studied under Charles Ray, Nancy Graves, Chris Burden, Rush White, and Anne-Marie Richardsonórenowned sculptors, printmakers, and performance artists. Their guidance helped open doors to gallery exhibits, outdoor installations, and private sales throughout the Los Angeles area.
I moved to New Jersey more than 20 years ago and have lived most of that time in a hilltop home outside Clinton. This summer I acquired studio space in Easton, Pennsylvania, which has helped me redirect my focus to outdoor installations using steel, rock, and found objects. Then as now, I also make prints by etching, a process known as Intaglio, which allows me to express extemporaneously the way I see and experience life. Business murals, paintings and sculptures, environmental installations, gallery shows, and private sales complement my life on the east coast.
My art is personal to me. It expresses my processes of life. It is my hope that viewers interact with my art through their own experiences in life and understand what they see by what they know.