Working With Glass
Once I decided to explore glass as a material, I had to deal with the limitations of what I could produce in my studio. It also limited my aesthetic options to geometric forms. By producing scale models and then full-size mock-ups (which I disassembled), I was able to deliver templates to a glass company for fabrication, then to my studio for assembly.
This work represents some of the functional and aesthetic-driven commissions from a variety of different clients / patrons.
Under The Microscope
This series takes its' cue from my early biology studies. Aside from the initial piece, "Enlargement", slides viewed horizontally under a microscope, are displayed vertically with the specimens moving toward the top.
Time to have fun - parts of these pieces have been "recycled / re-imagined from elements of earlier work, while all have been mostly created from raw materials already present in my studio.
For my Master's Thesis, I chose to take a page out of my past life as a rock drummer and create a set of sculptural drums - shells fabricated from imbuia, a hardwood from Africa - rims and stands cast in bronze.
After working for years on relatively large-scale pieces, I decided to scale back the size and create pieces that could fit on a coffee table.
Various Pieces Along The Way
No specific series - just pieces I have created along the way...
The Jawless Series
“The Jawless Series” was completed prior to my signing on to the Shanghai Disneyland project. Even though I had a full-time job, I was motivated to create this series because I was given an opportunity for a “one-person show” at the Mor York Gallery in Highland Park, CA. Having a definitive date on the calendar for the opening forced me to schedule regular studio time in-and-around my Disney job.
This Series is a statement about the emotional tole associated with what became the #MeToo movement.