Light Paintings

The first images are representative of my “light paintings”. They are acrylic on Plexiglas and utilize back lighting within a self-contained box. The intention of the light paintings is to express a mood or feeling, amplified by light, creating an environment rather than an object. These works increase the expression of non-objective content and cause the viewer to slow down and reflect on what he or she sees. The need is not to have the viewer “see” what I do but to be confronted by my means of communication in a new technical and conceptual way. These works have been exhibited at the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, CA and are in permanent collections in Chicago, Denver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo.

California Paintings

The next group of work includes examples of paintings on paper created while living in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. Keeping with the non-objective direction, these large-scale works use basic subject matter as points of departure.

Tokyo Exhibition

The paintings and drawings titled “Tokyo Exhibition” are examples of work from a solo exhibit at the Isetan Museum of Fine Art in Tokyo, Japan in 1993. These works show of continued use of fish, figures, etc. as points of departure.

Berman Museum Exhibition

These acrylic paintings and drawings on paper from the late 90’s and represents the most recent completed body of work. Although these figurative works break away from the non-objective imagery, they still have an abstract expressionistic approach to the painting process. These works were intended to combine a recognizable image (the figure) with a non-objective sensibility. This series of paintings and drawings were first exhibited at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA in 1998.

Recent Work – Constructs

The last group of images is the future direction of my work and are examples of the most recent constructed paintings. These works are mixed media, which utilize acrylic, canvas, wood, metal, masonite and Plexiglas. The introduction of actual three-dimensional objects creates a new and exciting element that breaks the traditional format and brings parts of the real world into play. These relief paintings combine traditional painting with sculptural and industrial elements to create a new kind of “cyborg”. A return to the non-objective, these works hint at imagery that once again entices the viewer to participate in a visual and conceptual game.