My work utilizes sacred geometry to create non-denominational meditative icons. This work is not religious in nature but focuses on spiritual growth and timeless cosmic questions. These are images of focus, contemplation, unity, balance and cyclical movement. The art and architecture of many ages and places have influenced by designs giving them a multi-cultural feel and presence. My path has been guided by my study of music, dance, mythology and quantum physics.

The real search for expression in my work is about our place in the cosmos. As I grow and attempt to understand my own individual role in the cosmic dance I seek to express that need for, and understanding of, the interconnectedness of all life as energy. My definition of life includes not only the plants and animals, but the stars, the earth and indeed every aspect of the universe.

My sculpture is mostly made with wood which I choose for its workability and durability. I cut, carve and build up stock-mostly basswood and birch laminated wood. I also bend wood in the making of some of my newer forms. Creating a highly textured surface with a rich interplay of color on classic forms is the formal basis of my work. I create textures in both reductive and additive ways-that is some of my textures are produced by carving into the wood and much of it is produced by the addition of other materials (rope, twine, reeds, torn canvas, rice paper, metal leaf & found objects) to the shaped surface. I have recently added enamel on copper and experimenting with cast glass as additions to my pieces. The unconventional use of materials is key to my success.

I work in series, creating “families” of pieces, however each is a one-of-a-kind. All but my very smallest ones are individually titled and every piece is signed and dated. ¬†Most of my work is art for the wall, but I occasionally make free-standing pieces.

JURIED EXHIBITIONS (partial list)

Canton Museum of Art National Canton, OH 2010
Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2003-8
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL 2003, 2005-06
Coconut Grove FL 1999 & 2001-2008 & 10, 11
Port Clinton Art Fair Highland Park, IL 1996-2007 Merit Award Sculpture 1999
1st Place Award 3-DNF 1997
Bonita Springs National Art Festival Bonita Springs 2001-2008, 2011
Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, Mn 1995-2000, 2005-7
Summerfair Cincinnati, OH 1996, 1999-2001,2003, 2005-8 2nd Place Sculpture 2006 & 2007, Honorable Mention 2005, 1999 & 2000 2nd Place Sculpture
Art on the Square Belleville, IL 2003-05, 07
St Louis Art Fair Clayton, MO 2004
Plaza Art Fair Kansas City, MO 1999, 2004
Ann Arbor Spring National Ann Arbor, MI 2003-2004
State Street Area Art Fair Ann Arbor, MI 2000-2004
Boston Mills Art Fair Peninsula, OH 1998 – 2000, 2002-2004, 2007
Laumeier Contemporary Art Fair St. Louis, MO 2001, 2002, 2004
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Carefree, AZ 2002 -2005,07-08
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Denver, CO 2001
Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA 2001
Columbus Arts Festival OH 2001 & 2002
Longs Park Fine Art & Craft Festival Lancaster, PA 2002
Austin Festival of the Arts Austin TX 2002
Art in the Park Memphis, TN 1999 – 2002
Scottsdale Arts Festival AZ 2001
Cottonwood Art Festival Richardson, TX 2001
Naples National Art Fair Naples, Fl 2000 & 2001
Peoria Fine Art Fair Peoria, IL 2002 & 2006 2nd Place 3-D 2002
Magic City Art Fair Birmingham, AL 2001 Award of Merit & Collectors Purchase Award
Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival TX 2001 & 08
ArtiGras Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 2000
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Tampa, FL 1999 & 2000
Paradise City Art Fair Northampton, MA 1999
Toledo Arts Toledo, OH 2003
Cain Park Art Fair Cleveland Heights, OH
Brookside Art Annual Kansas City, MO 1999 & 2006
CWE Art Fair St Louis, MO Award Winner 1998
Oakbrook Invitational Exhibition IL 1995-98, 2000
ACC St. Paul, MN 1997-8-9
ACC Baltimore, Atlanta, Tampa, Charlotte 1997
New Eastside Art Works Chicago, IL 1997
Art on the Square Madison, WI 1997
Shaw Art Fair St. Louis, MO 1996,1997,2002
St James Court Art Fair Louisville, KY 1996 & 2000
Philadelphia Furniture Show PA 1996
Affaire in the Gardens Beverly Hills, CA Spring & Fall 1995 2nd Place Award
Lakefront Festival of the Arts Milaukee Art Museum, WI 1995
Central South Art Exhibition Nashville, TN 1994
Fifteenth Biennial Michiana Show South Bend, IN 1988 Painting Award
22nd Annual Drawing & Sculpture Show Del Mar College, TX 1988
Del Mar College Permanent Collection Purchase Award
Kenneth and Dorothy Holmes Purchase Award

INVITATIONAL

Center of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO – 1998 Group Exhibition
del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA – 1997 Group Exhibition
L. Freud Gallery, Birmingham, AL – 1997
Showcase Artist Illinois Artisans Shop Chicago, IL – March 1995
Solo Show, John A Logan College, Carterville, IL – 1991
“Ancient Echoes: Forever Together & Apart” Two Person Show, The Gallery Space, Murphysboro, IL October 2007

PUBLICATIONS

The Southern Illinoisan, December 18, 2001
Nashville Banner, June 10, 1997
The Living Museum, IL State Museum, Vol 57 #3 Fall 1995
Chicago Tribune, Sunday April 2, 1995
The Milaukee Journal, Sunday August 27, 1989
New Art Examiner, October 1988
Heartland News, Carbondale, IL, October 2007
The Southern Illinoisian, October 2007
Nightlife, October 2007
The News-Press, Gulf Coast South, Wed January 9, 2008

Corporate Collections

THE BOEING COMPANY, St. Louis, MO Leadership Center–4 pieces
JOHN DEERE COLLECTION, Madison, WI
GENERAL ELECTRIC–SCHLEIFRING, Elgin, IL
STRYKER, Kalamazoo, MI Corporate Headquarters
BERKOWITZ LEFKOVITS ISOM & KUSHNER, Birmingham, AL Law Firm
CAP GEMINI ERNST & YOUNG, Clayton, MO 2 pieces
GENERAL TIRE CORPORATION, Mt Vernon, IL Technology Center
SIGNET, Memphis, TN Corporate Headquarters
HEWITT, Chicago, IL Corporate Headquarters
METRIS COMPANIES, Minn, MN Corporate Headquarters
DEL MAR COLLEGE, Corpus Christi, TX Permanent Collection
EISCHEN FINANCIAL GROUP, Columbus, OH
BRONZE CONSTRUCTION, Memphis, TN
KENT KEHR & ASSOCIATES, St. Louis, MO Law Firm
MOONFISH, Orlando, FL
NEIL LOCKE & ASSOCIATES, Itasca, IL Hotel Procurement
BARCELONA APARTMENTS, Skokie, IL
OLD NATIONAL BANK, Belleville, IL
NOVAR, Akron, OH
GREENLEAF TRUST, Kalamazoo, MI
JOST CHEMICAL, St. Louis, MO
THOMPSON & SCHREIBER, PA, Fort Meyers, FL
PROPERTY MARK REALTY ESTATE SOLUTIONS, Cinn., OH