ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mostly painting with acrylic paints on canvas, I prefer to use bright, bold colors, lines, patterns, and flat, graphic shapes in my paintings. My use of decoration and pattern are inspired by an interest in the native arts of various ancient and modern cultures. In addition, I combine my carpentry and woodworking skills with my interest in toys and recycling to create robots, sculptures, and assemblage pieces.
When people respond to my work, it makes me feel that I am here. The cycle of conceiving a painting, completing the work, then showing it, is a spiritual ritual that helps to resolve my inner conflicts. I feel this cycle mentally, spirtually, and physically.
Inspired by pop culture, dreams, the UFO phenomenon, and my life experiences, as well as various art movements, I like to describe my artwork as a combination of myth , magic, and science fiction.
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Parsons School of Design in the 1970s, majoring in fine arts. I also attended classes at the Brooklyn Museum and Aquarius Institute. My artwork has been shown in various exhibitions in New York City and Long Island, New York.