Welcome


I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

What Drives Man to Create?

           
                                                  "Compulsion" 31.5"x 41"


       I am going to take a stab at the age old question, "What drives us, or in more specifically, me, to create?" One of the things that sets man apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is that we are aware of our mortality. Ever since man first marked on a rock with a bloody finger or burnt stick, he was expressing his desire to say" I am here, I exist."  No two people are exactly alike, every person that ever lived is a unique individual, but truth be told, we have more commonalities than differences. The need to express those differences or individual uniqueness can be defined as is the "search for self". Individual creativity, however it might be expressed, is the key to its realization and documentation. What I have come to realize in my attempt to define my individuality, is that even though we are each unique, we face very similar experiences, breakthroughs and setbacks in the quest for self realization. In future entries, I intend to document my personal struggle so that I might recognize a pattern, if there is one, and better deal with feelings or beliefs that sometimes can be debilitating and impede the creative progress. If you find some parallels or common threads, feel free to glean what you may.

    I would be interested in what drives you to create. Please elaborate.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Requiem


                       Requiem 24"x 32" polished cement & dry pigment on rigid foam panel

Monday, June 23, 2014

Clockwork


                       Clockwork "32"x 24" polished cement & dry pigment on rigid foam panel

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Compulsion


                    "Compulsion" 31.5"x 41" polished cement and dry pigment on rigid foam panel

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Big Brother


"Big Brother" 39"x 35" polished cement and dry pigment on rigid foam panel

Thursday, April 17, 2014

If Wishes Were Fishes


                     "If Wishes Were Fishes" 30"x 36"  polished cement & dry pigment on panel


I am running with the fish motif, but this time it is a little more abstract. I had a lot of fun doing this. After all, isn't that what it's all about. Probably more to follow.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Need opinions on new piece


                                                                "Carp" 22"x 35"

I felt the need to do something more literal than usual. Is it compatible with my body of abstract work? Can an artist work in two directions at once? I try to follow my instincts and this felt right at the time but I still want to do non objective work as well. I would appreciate your thoughts.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sandwich Generation


                                 


30"x 36" Polished lightweight cement and dry pigments on rigid foam panel

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Harry met Sally




               "Harry met Sally" 30"x 36" polished cement & dry pigment on rigid foam panel

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

On the Brink


"On the Brink" 35"x 40" polished lightweight cement and dry pigments on rigid foam panel