My initial exposure to art was as an adult during a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago—the pivotal moment of my career. Eventually, I earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. And came full circle, to earn an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While there, I attended a large exhibit of Marcel Duchamp’s work. His Intellectual approach captured my imagination and became a primary creative influence. My original concentration was photography, but I soon transitioned to additional forms of exploration.
If it were necessary to apply a label to my work, perhaps it lies at the intersection of minimalism and conceptualism. I use the process of distillation to synthesize multiple levels of meaning. The sculptural objects have minimalist physical qualities in a variety of materials. The idea dictates that material (found, crafted, or fabricated). Recently, I have begun exploring text-based concepts, including embossed etchings, silkscreens, and neon wall sculptures. Like Duchamp, I try to avoid excessive repetition. My work is uniquely varied. However, each piece relates to its predecessors in a recurring exploration.
image size:18 x 32 in.
paper size: 22 x 36 in.