This portfolio presents two and three dimensional artworks from 1978 to the present.
The paintings, drawings and collages date from 1977 to 1992. They offer a background for the ongoing sculpture works which include kinetic, formal and biblical themes.
It is my hope that this site will be of use to individuals, art consultants, church architects or congregations seeking abstract sculpture for their personal, public or Christian spaces.
Formal design is the primary subject matter of my work. The goal is to produce a unique, visual experience dedicated to the interaction of the elements and principles of visual design. Such work makes no attempt to imitate the appearance of or represent real life objects or situations. Such work is regarded as formal.
While all works offer visual experience, some use design to go further and communicate Biblical or personal content. Again, such work makes no attempt to imitate appearances but does attempt to represent aspects of the content as defined by the title. For me, using formal design to symbolize the dynamics of subject matter produces abstract works.
It is my goal to use artistic resources in witness to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.
I was born in 1949 and continue to live in northwest Pennsylvania. I graduated from Edinboro University in 1971 and 1975 respectively with a BS and Masters in Art Education and retired after 32 years as a public school art teacher. During and since I've operated a small weld shop doing repair and light fabrication. My wife Carol and I are the parents of three boys and two grandsons.
Artists who inspire me are David Smith, Joan Mitchell, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn and Wassily Kandinsky.