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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


“Obbligato” 31”x 38”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
(click to enlarge)

In this piece I am experimenting with different methods of application, scrapers, rollers and spoons to name a few. I find that I am staying away from traditional brushes and artists materials. Everything I use can be purchased at Home Depot. I'm not sure why I'm drawn to construction materials and methods of application. I would like to believe that I'm making some statement about how art can be made from anything, but the truth is, it agrees with my sensibilities and just feels right.


  1. Yes I like it a lot. I tend to use brushes only occasionally. But I have not thought of spoons....I like the visual spontaneity of the organic mark making.

  2. The end result of doing 'what feels right' is working well for you. This is quite beautiful.

  3. I think your experiment is successful.
    It has a lot of spontaneity. I like it very much!

  4. Great to see more response for your work

    And Keep on pushing your idears.

  5. You have created interesting contrast between delicacy and roughness. Using not-art tools works well with your art.

    Have you checked out thrift shops for some interesting tools?

  6. Thanks everyone, I appreciate all of your comments. I will definitely check out the thrift shops. Thanks David for letting people know about my work.

  7. Thanks Ben, I'm glad you dropped by


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