Fine Art

My art is a manifestation of everyday experiences and observations crafted as a collection of found objects. Objects that have been discarded and often deemed insignificant to one person become significant to me in a new and unique way. Back in my school days, I transitioned from using traditional painting techniques to experimenting with collage mediums using found objects.

Body Art
Body Art
Celebration
Celebration
Eye Hear
Eye Hear
Fellini
Fellini

These artworks are assembled in unconventional ways. My work has been described as "urban tribalism" perhaps due to the use of natural wood combined with metals and the subject of love, chaos, and intimacy in some of my art pieces. Indeed, my artís true expression does not adhere to any obvious meaning.

Game of Life
Game of Life
House of Men
House of Men
Inside Outside
Inside Outside
Life Cycle
Life Cycle

Instead, it is open to the viewer’s own interpretation..

Love Alter
Love Alter
Manhattan
Manhattan

My LA

No Parking

Artists and art movements that have inspired me:

  • Van Gogh
  • Romare Bearden
  • Surrealism
  • "Folk Art"
  • The” Abstract Expressionists"
  • 60's "Assemblage" artists: Rauschenberg and Kienholz
  • Contemporary artist George Herms.
Revolution
Revolution
Spice Rack
Spice Rack
Triangle Womb
Triangle Womb
Twin Babies
Twin Babies

Education:

  • BFA Chicago Art Institute 1992-1994.
  • AA Santa Monica College 1989-1992.

Exhibitions:

  • 1998 Belle Cafe -- Solo Exhibit.
  • 1993 Mike's Coffee House and Gallery -- Solo exhibit.
  • 1992 Santa Monica Art Gallery -- Group Show.
  • 1992 Congo Square Cafe -- Solo Exhibit.

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"As an artist, I often think of myself as an observer in this world, always experiencing things privately."

"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, it also includes the inner pictures of the soul" - Edvard Munch