My sculptural expressions run along two distinct but parallel paths, large scale, site/project specific public art and non-commissioned private work.
The public work does not follow a strict stylistic signature but is both site and client specific. Each sculpture is unique and appropriate for the concept, theme, and purpose of the project. The successful completion of public art is fulfilling with its stimulating challenge of coordination and cooperation between client and artist.
The non-commissioned sculptures can be grouped into several series. Working in series has been the answer to satisfying an exploring mind. The series are ongoing and sometimes run parallel or overlap. The theme of each series varies but the concept of presentation and juxtaposition is consistent. Each body of work explores design interests, unique forms, and creative subjects. The combination of delicate materials with highly polished, finely crafted metals, and unique patinas is used to support the underlining themes. The work satisfies my appetite for the exploration of form and expression while encouraging new ways of viewing.
Birds, boats, houses, and stylized human forms are repeated images. They are often used in combination with trees, fish, and animals. It has always been exciting for me to place familiar images in unique juxtapositions that evoke the viewer to ask questions, have fun, and create their own story. My sculptures do not intend to tell a complete story or even the same story to each viewer but they are to entice.
My sculpture has been exhibiting both nationally and internationally and is owned by cities, universities, corporations, and museums in Argentina, Australia, California, Arizona, Louisiana, Kansas, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, and Illinois.
Large scale permanent public art is in Mildura, Victoria, Australia and at the University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Argentina. Nationally public art work includes two 20′ stainless steel trees in Takoma Park, Maryland and 12 stylized bronze figures for Wheaton, Maryland in 2012. Spectrum, the Sun Station and Pluto, the Outer Reach are the first of ten sculptures for Planet Walk, a series of works placed on a hike and bike trail between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland. Windows on Arts Alley, a work with 7 major structures is in Silver Spring, Maryland. Other works include Stone Soup in Amarillo, Texas, Time Tunnel at Cedarhurst Sculpture Park in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Quadome at Radford University, Radford, Virginia. Spirit Mound, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California, White Chapel and Ring of Time in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tritotems and Passages are two site-specific sculptures, commissioned by Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Since 1990 there have been over 70 national and international exhibitions of sculpture. International exhibits include Sudbury, Suffolk, England; Cordoba, Argentina; Mildura, Australia; Kiev, Ukraine; and Victoria, Canada. Some of the more notable national exhibits are Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida; Dallas Visual Arts Center, Dallas; Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh; Exhibit Hall, San Diego; d/f/d/s Gallery, Kansas City; Guadalupe Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and others.
A list of lectures is made up from both national and international presentations. Some are the Centre de Arte Y Comunicacion (CAyC), Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Ukrainian Academy of Art, Kiev, Ukraine; the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada; The Mildura Arts Museum in Mildura, Australia; and featured guest speaker at the International Sculpture Conference in Providence, RI plus numerous universities, civic groups, and art museums in the United States.
I have a BS in special education from the University of Texas, Austin and a MA and MFA in sculpture from West Texas A&M.