Born New York State, 1968
Lives and works in Houston, TX
My work coalesces around three important themes: the relationship between the organic and the mechanical; the use of intensity to convey aesthetic meaning; and the desire to provide enough activity to keep the viewer energetically engaged across multiple viewings.
Conceptually, I am drawn to the relationship between the organic and the mechanical. It is fascinating that paper clips, bicycle parts and architectural hand drawings are as natural as they are technical.
Aesthetically, I am excited by differences in intensity, both in line density and in color. Some of my continuous-line drawings use different widths of pen, but some use only one. Some use black ink, but some use multiple colors. In all cases, however, motion emerges through differences in intensity. The same is true of the Clips & Rulers paintings and Mandalas: differences in density and color across the piece create gradients of energy, which can be read by the eye.
Visually, I always want something different to look at. My continuous-line drawings are abstract cloud-like shapes, which create different forms for every viewer. My Clips & Ruler paintings and mandalas are so dense with activity and varied in color that they become visual mazes for the eye.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Holiday Group Show, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX
Sawyer Yard Revealed, The Silos, Houston, TX
Selected Works from the Artists of Sawyer Yards, Silver Street Studios, Houston TX
2015 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
PrintHouston: PrintTX, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 35 Years of Printmaking, Glassel School, Houston, TX
2007 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
New American Talent: 22, Arthouse, Austin, TX
Positive/Negative Twenty-Two, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2006 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2015 EXU Magazine, Images included
2006 Houston Chronicle, Lawndale's The Big Show opens (quoted/artwork photograph published), July 20