I started seriously producing work in 1978 during the punk rock movement, while living in Southern California. Later, in the early ’80’s while living in New Orleans, my works were used in a monthly music magazine I produced called “Public Threat”. Those early works matched the times – edgy, camp, saturated, and full of a young man’s angst.
While some of those elements stuck with me, these days my work explains where I am at at age 58.
While still never satisfied, I am most happy and content. A happy life comes with a constant need to learn. To search. And I am finding happiness in simplicity and economy. I have been married to the same spectacular woman since I was 19. We have 3 adult children together. We also have four granddaughters and one grandson, each quite amazing. I learn from their brilliance every day. My experiences with them end up in my work.
When you look at my work you will see I tend to compartmentalize each piece. In each compartment you will find a range of colors, textures, and meanings. While it may seem silly or even confusing to the eye, the kid in me always feels like the viewer “gets more” with these series of compartments. It’s something I’ve always done and I’ve never been able to break from it. I also use a fairly wide range of materials to create each piece, because, like life, our very being is a heap of emotions, textures, mess, and very few straight lines.
My work is about happiness, family, friends, and daily experiences.
Peace is good.