Cracked & Stained Series: How Would Dr. Seuss Explain It?, 2014
Torch fired on copper
Dimensional Enameling: Enamel in 3-D / August 8 – 13, 2021
Constant sensory overload plagues and directs my enameling and metalsmithing pursuits as it expresses current brain-dominating subject matter. Frequent mind disturbances include nuclear power, planet degradation, molecular & cellular level structures & creatures, mathematical pursuits, and all their inter-connectedness. Utilizing the similar geometries that the cellular to the geological possess, I attempt t0 resolve the litany of currently mourned planetary assaults using abstract or geometric drawings to express inner turbulence.
Seeking to bear witness to a world scarred and degraded by a vast range of abuses, integrating i attempt to integrate the similar geometries from the microscopic to the geological. Perhaps from a very simplistic view, the world seems to boil down to a few “roots of all evil” and yet, in its own majesty, it is built on very sound mathematical principles. My work is a constant expression of how these “trouble spots” intertwine with all the beauty that geometry creates in our daily lives.
I have been an independent studio artist for 19 years, teaching 10-20 workshops a year and exhibiting in juried fine craft shows. Work is included in the permanent collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections. Service is a critical part of my journey. I am a reformed CPA and now use my powers for good, as I like to say, which is why i serve on numerous boards of directors.