Artist Statement Thirty-five years ago my vision of sculpting began with a Masters thesis entitled A Juxtaposition of Dissimilar Media Expressing a Human Condition. That vision continues today with variation, but none the less, still exemplifies those human conditions. Although not exclusively limited to the human figure, it continues to be my subject of choice. My sculptures depict multiple emotions; the figures maintain an expression of inner power. It is extremely important that each sculpture exhibits the beauty that specifically deals with the aesthetics of fine art.
My style often borrows Native American trappings to enhance and give balance to sculptures. To create a proper aesthetic, correct compositional and design principles must be used. My final statement with a sculpture must incorporate the physical beauty of the human form with all of the correct design components for the piece to be successful. I market my art to individuals with an inquisitive, intellectual, and discerning mind.
My sculptures often tell a story and aim to enhance the imagination. Many of my sculptures are multifaceted and can be seen as both simple and complex at the same time. They are designed to enhance one's interest at any angle. The use of masks and fragmentation depict my vision of the world. Many of our every day occurrences make for a metaphorically fragmented existence. The collector will quickly notice that some of my sculptures' exotic female faces wear masks of many designs. I believe most all people hide behind masks; if not in a physical sense at least in a symbolic way.
My sculptures are created with a standard of excellence praised by some of the most prestigious galleries and discerning collectors in the world. I demand that my bronzes exemplify a standard of creativity, beauty, and quality that is unsurpassed. My work can be found in private, corporate and public collections around the world including Martin Marietta Corporation, Denver, Colorado, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, Tyson Foods, Springdale, Arkansas and The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Internationally, pieces can be found in Canada, England, Holland, Korea, and Mexico.
I have participated in several important juried and invitational shows such as The Haley Memorial Library Art Show and Sale in Midland, Texas; The Peppertree Ranch Art Show in Santa Ynez, California and am proud to be one of seven artists who have participated in every Sculpture in the Park show held in Loveland, Colorado since its inception. I have also participated in the Nebraskaand Colorado Governor's Invitational Shows.